Michael Pena Confirmed To Return For ‘Ant-Man & The Wasp’

Michael Pena Ant-Man & The Wasp

While everything that we’ve heard so far pointed towards Michael Pena returning for the upcoming Ant-Man & The Wasp, we’ve yet to get any official word yet regarding which supproting cast members would be back for the sequel. However, a new report from The Hollywood Reporter regarding Pena’s next project, a horror thriller titled The Bringing, has confirmed that the actor will indeed reprise the role of Luis in the upcoming Marvel Studios release which will start shooting sometime next year. Pena will join returning cast members Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas in the Peyton Reed directed sequel when it hits theaters summer of 2018. Are you looking forward to more of Luis? Are you hoping to see the rest of Scott’s gang return as well? Let us know your thoughts on the matter in the comments section below.

Ant-Man & The Wasp is set to hit theaters on July 6, 2018.

Source: THR

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  • Shawlaa

    So much hypocrisy. You have Umberto screaming blue racist fire over Micheal Pena’s Luis character in Antman and yet… seems rather chill about our ‘esse’ spewing, gang-banging, ultra tattooed cliche El Diablo in Suicide Squad.

    Well I suppose this here is the place for Double Standards and Scoops… and nothing more.

    • SAMURAI36

      The difference being, Pena in AM was basically a Latin c00n. That, & the fact that his role in the film served no purpose. Not the same for El Diablo.

    • SAMURAI36

      And, El Diablo is supposed to be a villain, so all those stereotypes were quite apropos. Does Luis even exist in the comics?

      • Shawlaa

        Either free comics need to the provided with every Suicide Squad movie ticket or any explanation or rationalization that requires that moviegoers need to read a comic first needs to be sent off and be posted in the Letters Page of those particular comics. Y’know, where such comments belong.

        • SAMURAI36

          I’m sure there’s a coherent idea in this sudoku of words…. Somewhere.

          • Shawlaa

            Beware of run-on sentences at 4:30 in the morning.

    • Steve Steve

      I think Umberto’s outrage comes from how close to home Luis is as a character. (Both Luis and Umberto are fast-talking Puerto Rican Americans). Everything Umberto says about Hollywood’s representation of his specific racial group is true. His sensitivity is justified. I made a seperate post about my thoughts on why Luis is not like similar characters of the past.

      El Diablo is a Mexican Gangster in California. While we Americans/Canadians like to group all Latin American groups together, there is actually tremendous diversity in Latin/South America.

      Umberto does not identify with a Californian-Mexican Gangster. He does Identify with a North-Eastern/Mid-Western Puerto Rican burglar. Therefore, he is not offended by one, but is offended by the other.

      DISCLAIMER: In no way am I suggesting that Umerto is a criminal.

  • Thanostic

    Just don’t overdo it again. Less is more in this case.

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  • Carl

    Great news!

  • I dug em and his storytelling which makes for a fun a narrative device and I hope they use it again and creatively up the ante.

  • Steve Steve

    I tried to understand Umberto’s position on Luis, but I cannot. I see a character who is cultured and sophisticated, but is trapped in a negative cycle of criminal activity. He is not a caricature of a Latino criminal, he is a nuanced take on the concept.

    I think the reveal of Luis that is most damaging to Umberto’s perspective is that Pena based the character on his real-life acquaintance.

    I like Luis. I find him compelling, charming, and intelligent. I love Michael Pena and would watch anything he does.