No matter how popular or cult the character, Marvel Studios is determined to make all the films they produce into blockbuster hits.
The forthcoming Ant-Man movie has already recruited recognizable star power in Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas to play the old and successor versions of the titular character, and now T.I.’s name has been thrown in the mix to also be featured on the big screen.
Marvel’s Ant-Man has announced several new castings, including rapper T.I., Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire), Judy Greer (Archer) and John Slattery (Mad Men).
The film is produced by Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, with Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee executive producing. Reed — who replaced Edgar Wright in the director’s chair in June — is shooting from a script by Adam McKay, Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari.
Ant-Man is scheduled for a July 17, 2015 release. It’s one of several films on Marvel’s busy release schedule for the next few years, with Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015, Captain America 3 on May 6, 2016, and Guardians of the Galaxy 2 on July 28, 2017, as well as several untitled releases.
No word as of yet which character T.I. will play in the Ant-Man movie but fans of the platinum rapper will likely swarm to theaters just to see a small cameo. Like ants.