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Marvel Dropped T.I. From ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantamania’

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T.I. and Tiny are about to have a lot of free time on their hands. It turns out that being accused of drugging and raping and trafficking like a dozen women is not great for your image.

You know who really cares about their image? Disney. And Disney really doesn’t want someone accused of being a prolific rapist in any of their movies.

Basically, what I’m saying is T.I. will not be reprising his role from Ant-Man and Ant-Man and the Wasp in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantamania.

T.I. had played Dave, one of Scott Lang’s compatriots, in those movies, but he won’t be back for the latest outing. Which is kind of a shame, he was good in the movie, Ant-Man had one of Marvel’s best supporting casts.

Now, according to Variety, Marvel had cut his role before the allegations against him and his wife came out.

Insiders close to the Disney project said T.I. was never slated to return, despite the implication that recent and grave allegations against him had to do with the decision.

The Marvel universe has changed in the wake of Avengers: Endgame, and Quantamania looks like it’ll be introducing Scott’s daughter Cassie to the world of superheroics (in the comics, she is a Young Avenger with Scarlet Witch’s twins Billy and Tommy and Kate Bishop, the new Hawkeye) so maybe there wasn’t room for the character anymore.

But I’m not so sure I buy it. Disney likes to avoid controversy. When they fired Gina Carano, they just took advantage of the fact that she wasn’t technically a contracted employee to go “We didn’t really fire her, she isn’t an employee.” Quantamania is still in pre-production, I’m guessing they hadn’t gotten around to signing actors for it and have just decided to cut his role because of the whole alleged human trafficking thing.

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