Laurence Fishburne's secret Marvel project
- Bang Showbiz
- 3 November 2017
Laurence Fishburne has teased he is working on something secretive with Marvel Studios as well as starring in 'Ant-Man and the Wasp'
Laurence Fishburne is working on something top secret with Marvel.
The 56-year-old actor will be seen as Bill Foster in 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' - the sequel to the Paul Rudd-led Marvel Cinematic Universe movie 'Ant-Man' - and now Fishburne teased he is working of something new with the studio and said it's "gonna be really cool".
Speaking to Collider, Fishburne said: "I'm developing something else for Marvel that I can't talk about. It's gonna be really cool. It's gonna change the world, we hope. I went to Marvel and pitched them something that really couldn't work out - there was a lot of legal red tape that just [was] something they couldn't work out. But then they came back with the offer for 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' and then they said, 'Hey, what do you think of this?' And I went, 'Oh yeah that, yes!' So..."
Fishburne will join Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Pym/The Wasp and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym in the upcoming action adventure and admitted he has always wanted to be part of the MCU - despite starring as Daily Planet newspaper editor Perry White in DC's 'Man of Steel' and 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'.
He said: "I got the offer to do Perry White in 'Man of Steel', I said yes to that. Obviously 'Batman v Superman' I said yes to that. I was unable to be involved in the 'Justice League' movie, scheduling-wise it just wasn't going to work out, but I had wanted very much to be part of the Marvel universe at the same time.
"So I went to them and pitched them a couple of ideas and basically said, 'Look, if there's anything I can do that makes sense for me to do in the Marvel Universe, I would love to be involved. So they came to me with an offer to be Bill Foster in 'Ant-Man and the Wasp'."
"All I can tell you is I'm playing Bill Foster, who was Hank Pym's assistant. That's how I enter into the world and I'm very excited.
"Peyton Reed is directing it, who directed the first one. It's gonna be as fun and cool and smart as the first one."