After rumors circulated suggesting William Jackson Harper had joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the trades confirmed his casting on Thursday evening. Harper will make his MCU debut in the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which dropped its first trailer earlier this week. The Good Place actor will appear in a mysterious role that Marvel Studios is keen to keep under wraps.
Harper will appear along returning stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michelle Pfeiffer and Michael Douglas, as well as newcomer Kathryn Newton who will appear as Cassie Lang. The movie will see the group enter the Quantum Realm, where they’ll come face-to-face with the threatening Kang the Conqueror played by Jonathan Majors. Majors, of course, made his first appearance as Kang in the Disney+ series, Loki.
Outside of The Good Place, where he played Chidi Anagonye, Harper has appeared in Midsommar, The Underground Railroad, and Love Life. He is next set to appear in Cory Finley’s sci-fi film Landscape with Invisible Hand, and he’ll lend his voice to the Daria spinoff, Jodie.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will hit theaters on Feb. 17, 2023.