Ant-Man and the Wasp has added a new character to their cast and it could mean a major change to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Tracking Board has reported that Fresh Off The Boat actor Randall Park has been added as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Jimmy Woo. This is a big deal because S.H.I.E.L.D. has been absent from the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Captain America: The Winter Soldier. While fans of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. know that the agency has been bouncing around in some form or another this will be the first time someone connected to it has been in a movie who isn't Nick Fury or Maria Hill. The announcement that Samuel L. Jackson is also returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain Marvel might be hinting that S.H.I.E.L.D. is about to come back in a big way.
Jimmy Woo is a character that most comic fans wouldn't recognize which means the studio can pretty much do whatever they want with him. We don't know what kind of role he's going to play but the report seems to indicate that Woo is going to have some connections to S.H.I.E.L.D. Woo has also been a member of the FBI and the US State Department so there is a chance he's just a former member of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Park is best known for his roles on Fresh Off The Boat and Veep so we know he can do comedy. He's also has roles in Snatched and The House this year. Park will fit right in to the comedic tone that the previous movie established. Production for Ant-Man and the Wasp was rumored to start today though there hasn't been any confirmation that it's started.
Ant-Man and the Wasp, directed by Peyton Reed, stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Hannah John-Kamen, Michael Douglas, and Michael Peña. It will be released on July 6, 2018.