Marvel Studios won’t be bringing back T.I. for the third Ant-Man film.
T.I. played the role of Scott Lang‘s friend Dave in both the previous Ant-Man films, but he won’t be returning for the threequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2022), as stated by The Hollywood Reporter.
The news comes after New York Times reported T.I. and his wife Tiny are being accused of sexual assault by several women, but it’s not confirmed whether the Ant-Man 3 decision is in response to these claims.
T.I. will not return in ‘ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMMANIA’
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The duo faces charges of abduction, false arrest, assault, coercion, harassment, and involuntary ingestion of illicit substances – but both of them vigorously refute all of the accusations.
A lawyer representing the pair said,
Clifford (TI) and Tameka Harris (Tiny) deny in the strongest possible terms these unsubstantiated and baseless allegations.
The lawyer added,
We are confident that if these claims are thoroughly and fairly investigated, no charges will be forthcoming. These allegations are nothing more than the continuation of a sordid shakedown campaign that began on social media and now attempts to manipulate the press and misuse the justice system.
As for the third Antman movie, Paul Rudd is leading the line once again alongside Evangeline Lily, Michael Douglas, and Michelle Pfeiffer.
Freaky actress Kathryn Newton and Hostiles star Jonathan Majors will be joining the ensemble. Newton is the new recast as Cassie Lang, while Majors is joining the project as the classic comic book character Kang the Conqueror.
Meanwhile, Randall Park who turned into one of the fan-favorites via WandaVision was unsure if his character Jimmy Woo would make a return to Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.