'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Posters Still Leave Out Randall Park's Jimmy Woo
Marvel just revealed a slew of new character posters for Ant-Man and the Wasp, featuring all the heavy hitters and new faces set to star in the upcoming action-comedy. But for whatever reason, Marvel’s marketing for the film continues to leave out one of the coolest, and most important, characters the MCU will bear witness: Where oh where is Agent Jimmy Woo?
On Wednesday, the Twitter account for Marvel’s Ant-Man sequel tweeted character posters predominantly featuring all the principal characters. This of course includes Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lily as Ant-Man and the Wasp respectively. But the posters also show off Hannah John-Kamen (Killjoys) as the new villain Ghost, Laurence Fishburne as Bill Foster, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, and Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet Van Dyne.
But you know who isn’t included? Fresh Off the Boat star Randall Park as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Jimmy Woo. Despite being one of the most culturally significant, and oldest, characters in the Marvel Universe, Park’s Jimmy Woo is still absent from the Ant-Man and the Wasp advertising. He hasn’t even showed up in the trailers! What a travesty.
To be fair, it’s looking all the more likely that Jimmy Woo will be a very minor character in the Ant-Man sequel. That’s a shame, because Jimmy Woo is just too cool for school to not matter.
Predating most of Marvel by at least a decade, Jimmy Woo is an Asian-American secret agent who appeared in comics back when Marvel was named Atlas Comics. That’s how long Jimmy has been around, and in his long career he’s led groups like the Agents of Atlas and the Protectors, a makeshift group that includes Asian-American heroes like Ms. Marvel, Amadeus Cho, and Silk.
In the aftermath of Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel fans can use a good laugh. And the cast of Ant-Man and the Wasp are really in sync as a comedic outfit (Who knew Michael Douglas could be quietly hilarious?). But Randall Park is a comedy heavy-hitter, proving in The Interview, he could even make a fascist dictator hysterical. Here’s hoping he can have his moment in the MCU soon.
Ant-Man and the Wasp hits theaters on July 6.