Clifford “T.I.” Harris will not be part of the upcoming sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp: QuantumaniaThe news follows recent allegations of sexual abuse against T.I. and his wife, with production on the couple’s VH1 series T.I. and Tiny: Friends and Family Hustle recently suspended. It is not yet clear whether T.I.’s omission is out Ant-Man 3 is directly related to the controversy or if the sequel’s story simply didn’t ask for his character to appear.
T.I. appeared in the first Ant man film in 2015 as Dave, a member of Scott Lang’s crew and a personal friend of the miniature superhero played by Paul Rudd. The rapper reprized the role in the 2018 sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp, Scott and his other friends Luis (Michael Peña) and Kurt (David Dastmalchian) help. While there was no indication that T.I. was set to return again for Ant-Man 3, his recent controversy is likely to keep that door tightly closed.
Attorney Tyrone A. Blackburn represents 11 alleged victims and accuses T.I. and his wife, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, committed several major crimes, including “forced drugging, kidnapping, rape and harassment”. Blackburn claims the incidents took place in at least two states, including Georgia and California, and he has asked those states’ attorneys general to initiate criminal investigations. In a statement of its own, T.I. and Tiny firmly denied the charges.
“Clifford (T.I.) and Tameka Harris, in the strongest possible terms, deny these baseless and baseless allegations,” the couple’s lawyer said. “We are confident that if these allegations are thoroughly and fairly investigated, no charges will be brought. These allegations are nothing more than the continuation of a nasty shakedown campaign that has begun on social media. manipulate the press and abuse the legal system. “
Using a screenplay by Jeff Loveness (Rick and Morty), Peyton Reed is back to direct Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania after helping the first two terms. Along with Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly returning in the titular roles, the sequel will also bring back some other returning stars such as Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer. Newcomers to the cast include Kathryn Newton taking on the role of Cassie Lang and Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror. No plot details have been revealed yet.
The sequel is part of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase Four, which kicked off in January with WandaVision on Disney +. Black Widow marks the MCU’s return to theaters when it releases in May with Eternals Shang-Chi, and Spider-Man: No Way Home all next this year. Next year, Ant-Man 3 will also be in good company alongside other anticipated sequels such as Thor: Love and Thunder Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Captain Marvel 2, and Black Panther II
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is expected to be released in 2022, but the sequel has no official release date yet. Filming has recently started in Turkey and there are plans to film more in the United States later this year. This news comes from The Hollywood Reporter.
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