‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Reportedly Casts Randall Park as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent
Another Friday, another late-breaking piece of casting news from the wonderful world of Disney — more specifically, the MCU. Following last month’s addition of Black Mirror star Hannah John-Kamen, Ant-Man and the Wasp is adding another great name to its roster: Fresh Off the Boat star and regular Veep guest Randall Park is the latest actor to join Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly in Marvel’s super-sequel.
The Tracking Board was first to report Park’s casting in Ant-Man and the Wasp, in which he’ll reportedly play S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Jimmy Woo. Marvel has yet to confirm. In addition to his TV work, Park is best known for playing North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un in The Interview and recently appeared opposite Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler in The House. Park’s casting comes exactly one month after Marvel enlisted Hannah John-Kamen for an unspecified “key role” in the sequel, which is being scripted by Rudd and Gabriel Ferrari.
Ant-Man director Peyton Reed is returning to helm Ant-Man and the Wasp, which, as the title suggests, sees Evangeline Lilly suiting up alongside Rudd’s Scott Lang. Michael Douglas and Michael Peña are also set to reprise their roles from the first film.
Ant-Man and the Wasp is scheduled to hit theaters on July 6, 2018.