Who doesn’t love Walton Goggins?
(The answer: NOBODY)
Deadline is reporting that Walton Goggins has signed on to the Ant-Man sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp, as “an undisclosed role”.
Goggins is a very talented actor who we have already seen convincingly pull off a traditional villain (Boyd Crowder in Justified) as well as a more complex protagonists role (Shane in the Shield).
I have been wanting to see Walton Goggins in the Marvel cinematic universe for sometime now and previously wrote how I thought he would make an excellent Cletus Kassidy/Carnage opposite Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock/Venom in the upcoming Venom movie!
Ant-Man’s gallery of rogues is pretty thin compared to other Marvel heroes, with Crossfire being the only one that really comes to mind. Crossfire would make sense as well since he is a relative of Darren Cross (the first movie’s villain) and was actually in the original Edgar Wright script for Ant-Man.
Although the producers could always borrow a villain from another Marvel property, such as Iron Man. Scott Lang was an employee of Stark Industries for a time in the comic books.
Obviously, I could be getting a little over excited as well. “Undisclosed role” could mean just a cameo or minor supporting character. Perhaps a former member of one of Lang’s old crews seeking Scott’s help on a new score.
Maybe Scott Lang and Janet Van Dyne will have a meeting with Goggins’ Venus Van Dam from Sons Of Anarchy?
Although, somehow I don’t see Disney signing off on that…
Whatever his role ends up being, 2018 is looking like it is going to be a busy year for Goggins. He is already attached to the Tomb Raider and Maze Runner sequels, as well as the new HBO show Vice Principals.