Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania has brought in The Good Place star, William Jackson Harperto your distribution.
According to Variety, Harper will join the MCU in an unknown role which is apparently a “very well kept secret”. Harper is best known for the role of Chidi Anagonye on the hit comedy series The Good Place and also appeared in the 2019 folk horror film Midsommar.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang and Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne alongside Johnathan Majors as the villainous Kang the Conqueror, a role we saw introduced in the recent Disney+ series Loki.
Quantumania will continue the story of Kang, a time-traveling multiversal villain residing in the Quantum Realm, who was first introduced in Ant-Man and became a major part of The Avengers’ plan to reverse the snap of Thanos in Avengers: Endgame.
also joins the cast Kathryn Newton as Cassie Langthe grown-up daughter of Ant-Man.
Just a few days ago, Marvel released the first trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, giving us a glimpse into Kang the Conqueror’s quantum realm. Like his appearance in Loki, it seems that we will meet different versions of Kang (or the one that remains), one of which will appear to help Ant-Man, while another version, more in keeping with the comics, will be put in the skin of a well-known villain from the comics.
Marvel boss Kevin Feige has said that Quantumania is “a direct line into Phase 5 and the Kang Dynasty” as the MCU approaches two new Avengers movies, with Avengers: Kang Dynasty coming in 2025.
Of course, fans are already speculating about what Harper’s role will be in Quantumania. One of the most popular options? Reed Richards.
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“William Jackson Harper spent four seasons dishing out some of the geekiest dialogue on TV and he did it so convincingly you’d think he wrote it himself,” said one user. Twitter. “It would be perfect for Reed Richards.”
It remains to be seen what his role will be… but If Krasinski doesn’t return for Fantastic Four, Harper could be an excellent replacement..
Check out our review of the first trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania to see what we’ve uncovered.