Looks like one of Marvel Studios upcoming films will have a little bit of street cred. While browsing IMDB, I made my way on to the profile for Ant-Man and found rapper T.I.’s name on the cast list. The rapper out of Atlanta, will play a character named Dave in the film.
According to a radio interview from last year, T.I. described his character as “a superhero’s homeboy“. There are only two male superheroes confirmed for Ant-Man, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hank Pym (Michael Douglas). I’m willing to bet his homeboy is the former of the two, although its not confirmed.
Ant-Man is gaining lots of momentum as it closes in on its July 17th release date. Earlier this year, T.I. spoke briefly on the film’s comedy while promoting his most recent role in this year’s comedy film, Get Hard.
“I think there will be a lot more comedy than you expect from a Marvel franchise“.
That has certainly been evident in the latest trailer. I thought T.I was one of the comedic highlights in Get Hard, so I’m excited to see his exchange w/ Paul Rudd’s character. The next big screen appearance for T.I. will be in a cameo role in the upcoming film Entourage.