T.I. Not Returning for ‘Ant-Man 3’.
The actor & musician has been accused of sexual assault by multiple women.
T.I. won’t be returning for Marvel Studios’ upcoming Ant-Man and therefore the Wasp: Quantumania. The embattled rapper and actor isn’t a neighborhood of the cast, The Hollywood Reporter has learned, but it’s unclear whether this is often associated with recent accusations of sexual assault he’s facing alongside his wife, musician Tiny.
On Monday, an attorney representing 11 alleged victims accused the few crimes including sexual assault , forced ingestion of illegal narcotics, kidnapping, imprisonment , intimidation, assault and harassment. The attorney, Tyrone A. Blackburn, is asking authorities in California and Georgia to open investigations. Through a lawyer, the couple strongly denied the accusations: “Clifford (T.I.) and Tameka Harris (Tiny) deny within the strongest possible terms these unsubstantiated and baseless allegations. We are confident that if these claims are thoroughly and fairly investigated, no charges are going to be forthcoming.”
In Ant-Man (2015) and Ant-Man and therefore the Wasp (2018), T.I. played Dave, a lover to Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang/Ant-Man who helped him on his adventures along side ex-convicts Luis (Michael Peña) and Kurt (David Dastmalchian). While side characters like T.I.’s Dave may need been expected to return for the third installment of a Marvel franchise, Ant-Man 3 remains in development and doesn’t yet have a release go back Marvel, meaning things can still shift, including which characters are within the script.
Peyton Reed returns to direct the third Ant-Man film, once more starring Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer. Franchise newcomers include Jonathan Majors as classic villain Kang the Conqueror and Kathryn Newton as Cassie Lang, daughter of Rudd’s Scott Lang. Jeff Loveness, known for Rick & Morty, is penning the script.
Elsewhere, VH1 halted production of the truth show T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle last month in light of claims against the couple.