Movie News: Randall Park Joins ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’; Watch Gerard Butler in First ‘A Family Man’ Trailer

Office Christmas Party

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Randall Park (above with Vanessa Bayer in Office Christmas Party) has joined the cast of Ant-Man and the Wasp. He will play S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Jimmy Woo; he previously worked with star Paul Rudd in They Came Together. Evangeline Lilly is also confirmed to be reprising her role as Hope van Dyne (aka the Wasp); Peyton Reed will again direct. Michael Pena and Michael Douglas are expected to return as well. The movie is scheduled to hit theaters on July 6, 2018. [The Tracking Board]


Tag: Jeremy Renner (above in Arrival) broke his right elbow and left wrist while filming a stunt on the set of Tag, a comedy that’s due out next year. Renner says: “There will be an effect to it, but it won’t stop me from doing things that I need to be doing. … It’s not an action movie; it’s a comedy. It just happens to have a few stunts in it. So I don’t have to beat a whole lot of people up or do anything crazy. So it won’t really affect my job.” [USA Today]

John Williams and Steven Spielberg

Ready Player One: Steven Spielberg and composer John Williams (above) have worked together on all but two of Spielberg’s previous movies, but now the director has chosen Alan Silvestri to provide the score for Ready Player One. That’s because Williams will be busy composing original music for Spielberg’s The Papers, which will be in the postproduction process at the same time. Silvestri and Spielberg previously worked together on the Back to the Future trilogy and several other movies produced by Spielberg or his company. [Variety]

A Family Man

A Family Man Trailer: Gerard Butler stars in the first trailer for The Family Man. He plays an ambitious executive bucking for a promotion who must reexamine his priorities when his son’s health becomes an issue. Alison Brie, Gretchen Mol, Alfred Molina and Willem Dafoe also star; the movie opens on July 28. [Movieclips]