Clifford “T.I.” Harris will not be part of the upcoming sequel Ant Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. The news follows recent allegations of sexual abuse against T.I. and his wife with production on the couple’s VH1 series T.I. and tiny: friends and family hectic recently suspended. It is not yet clear whether T.I. Ant man 3 is directly related to the controversy or when the sequel story just did not call for his character to appear.
T.I. appeared in the first Ant man Filmed in 2015 as Dave, a member of the Scott Lang crew and a personal friend of Paul Rudd’s miniature superhero. The rapper repeated the role in the 2018 sequel Ant man and the waspand helped Scott and his other friends Luis (Michael Peña) and Kurt (David Dastmalchian). So far there has been no evidence that T.I. was set to return one more time for Ant man 3, his recent controversy is likely to keep that door tightly closed.
Attorney Tyrone A. Blackburn is representing 11 alleged victims and has T.I. and his wife Tameka “Tiny” Harris of several serious crimes, including “forced drugs, kidnapping, rape and intimidation”. Blackburn claims the incidents occurred in at least two states, including Georgia and California, and he directed inquiries to the attorneys general in those states to initiate criminal investigations. In a separate statement, T.I. and Tiny strongly denied the allegations.
“Clifford (T.I.) and Tameka Harris vehemently deny these unfounded and unfounded allegations,” the couple’s lawyer said in a statement. “We are confident that if these allegations are thoroughly and fairly investigated, no charges will be brought. These allegations are nothing more than the continuation of a dirty shakedown campaign that began on social media. The Harrises beg everyone from these not to be captured. ” obvious attempts to manipulate the press and abuse the justice system. “
With a script by Jeff Loveness (Rick and Morty), Peyton Reed is to direct back Ant Man and the Wasp: Quantumania after rowing the first two installments. Along with Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly returning in the title roles, the sequel will also bring back some other returning stars like Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer. New to the cast include Kathryn Newton, who will take on the roles of Cassie Lang and Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror. No details of the plot have been released yet.
The sequel is part of Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which began with in January WandaVision on Disney +. Black widow will mark the MCU’s return to theaters when it co-releases in May Eternal, Shang-Chi, and Spider-Man: No way home all after this year. Next year, Ant man 3 will also be in good company alongside other expected sequels like Thor: love and thunder, Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness, Captain Marvel 2, and Black panther II.
Ant Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is expected to be released in 2022, but the sequel doesn’t have an official release date yet. Filming recently began in Turkey with a plan to do more filming in the US later that year. That news comes from The Hollywood Reporter.