Grammy-winning rapper T.I. is going to extend his impressive Hollywood résumé in the near future after reportedly joining the cast of Marvel Studios’ upcoming Ant-Man flick.
While details are still emerging, Tip’s presence in the likely blockbuster became public knowledge this week.
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, directed by Peyton Reed, began principal photography on Monday in San Francisco. It stars Paul Rudd as its title character, a superhero who can shrink while increasing in strength, with Michael Douglas as his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, and Evangeline Lilly as Pym’s daughter. (Hollywood Reporter)
If all goes accordingly, fans will see the superhero movie in theaters next summer.
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. (Hollywood Reporter)
Hustle Gang’s Iggy Azalea is expected to appear in an upcoming Fast & the Furious movie.
“Iggy Azalea — I just worked with her two weeks ago,” Vin Diesel said when asked by SkyrockFM if he’d rather dance to “Dancy,” Jason Derulo‘s “Wiggle,” or Ariana Grande‘s “Problem.” “We casted [sic] her in ‘Fast & Furious 7.’ She has a cameo in ‘Fast & Furious 7.'” Exactly how big is that role, and what kind of acting chops does Iggy have? We’ll have to wait and find when the movie hits theaters April 3, 2015. (MTV)
Recently, G-Unit head 50 Cent expressed an interest in being a part of the Marvel Universe.
That’s because Fif wants to play a “bad guy” in an upcoming Marvel superhero film, but “the kind you start to like,” he told MTV News recently, giving a bit of a description of his musical career, as well. “Because we all have a streak of a rebel in us, so you find yourself rooting for the bad guy at some point,” he said. “The Joker was that in ‘Batman.'” Beyond that, he wants to play himself — in “Star Wars.” “There’s so many good roles to play in ‘Star Wars,’ they can just let me walk by in the back,” he joked. (MTV)