So many projects are happening right now at Marvel Studios. Spider-Man: Homecoming finally got released, some are already curious about November’s Thor: Ragnarok, and a lot of information is coming out on the very ambitious and great looking Black Panther. There is no stop to this moment in sight, as not only are teases being made for the upcoming project, but also a recent news piece that may reveal another iconic size-altering character that may be joining Paul Rudd‘s Scott Lang and Michael Douglas‘ Hank Pym in the upcoming sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Marvel Studios is actively looking for an African-American actor between the age of 55 to 65. His character is described as highly intelligent, which hints at a potential fellow scientist of Hank Pym. This would not be too surprising, with Pym Industries having imploded onto itself, so there are still many parts of its past that are left unexplored and could tie-in to the overall narrative. The question remains, who exactly is this character going to turn out to be?
Well, The Hashtag Show made a great point that these criteria fit the bill for a rather famous Marvel character, Dr. Bill Foster, also known as Goliath. Given the focus on growing and shrinking characters, it would be interesting to see Foster as a rival to Pym, with the latter focused on shrinking and the former wanting to make things grow. Maybe this character was somehow involved with the testing to allow Ant-Man to grow in Captain America: Civil War. They would age him quite a bit from the comics, but they did do the same with Hank.
There is another candidate, however, that would fit the bill and that would be Adam Brashear, also known as Blue Marvel. The character has quite a background as the creator of a “Negative reactor”, which would lead to him receiving superhuman abilities after it exploded. If Marvel Studios would want to acknowledge the long history build up with Agent Carter, he could even be a descendant of Jason Wilkes trying to recreate the Zero Matter experiment. It could offer a lot of potential but Goliath does fit the bill much closer going by the mythology surrounding Ant-Man.
What are your thoughts on it? Who do you think it could be?
Source: That Hashtag Show