Walton Goggins Closes Deal to Join ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’

Marvel film is set to begin production at the end of the month in Atlanta

Walton Goggins has closed a deal to join the cast of Marvel Studio’s “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

The sequel to “Ant-Man” is set to begin production at the end of the month in Atlanta.

Director Peyton Reed will return for the follow-up to 2015’s original, which starred Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, a thief turned pint-sized superhero.

Goggins stars opposite Alicia Vikander in the Tomb Raider reboot, dated for March 16, and the actor just wrapped the third installment of the YA film series “Maze Runner: The Death Cure,” which opens February 9. Goggins also has Jon Avent’s “The Three Christs Of Ypsilanti” coming up, and recently starred in the first season of History Channel’s “Six.” His HBO series with Danny McBride, “Vice Principals,” returns for Season 2 on September 17.

Evangeline Lily, Michael Douglas and Michael Pena are also set to return to the “Ant-Man” franchise, with Rudd and Gabriel Ferrari having written the screenplay. Details about plot are being kept under wraps.

Goggins is repped by ICM Partners and manager Darris Hatch.

“Ant-Man and the Wasp” is scheduled to be released on July 6, 2018.

Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.