Walton Goggins is finished filming Ant-Man & The Wasp, where he’ll make his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut as Sonny Burch. One of the biggest criticisms of the MCU to this point has been underwhelming villains. The problem has plagued the universe since its inception, even if what is viewed as a weakness to the films is by design as Marvel puts the emphasis on its heroes. Not only do several villains not live up to expectations, but they’re also typically evil carbon copies of the leading hero – with Marvel casting well opposite of their leads. For Ant-Man, that meant Corey Stoll playing Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket, another person with shrinking abilities to battle Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang.
Marvel has continued to try and address these critiques and 2017 specifically has had some better ones. Michael Keaton’s Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming was widely praised, while Cate Blanchett’s Hela and Kurt Russell’s Ego each have their fair share of supporters and detractors. Come next year, Goggins will look to add his take on Sonny Burch to the top tier.
Goggins has been working on Ant-Man & The Wasp for the last few months, but his time on the Marvel set has come to a close. The actor announced on his Instagram today that this was his final day filming his latest villain role. To commemorate the occasion, director Peyton Reed allowed Walton’s son Augustus to set up one of his father’s final scenes.
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UPDATE: Fellow Ant-Man and the Wasp actor (and returning Ant-Man co-star) David Dastmalchian additionally wrapped filming today, posting some photos to Instagram:
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Goggins wrapping on the sequel at this stage follows reports of a wrap party previously being held. It was assumed at that point that the party was strictly for the Atlanta part of production, and Goggins’ photo does corroborate that fact. Seen in the background of the photo is the Golden Gate Bridge, confirming the sequel is winding down on location of Lang’s MCU hometown.
Not only does it confirm that unsurprising fact, but this is also the first “official” look at Goggins’ Sonny Burch. He’s previously been spotted in similar business attire on set, but none of these leaks have offered up much of any info on Burch’s role. In the comics, he’s a chairman of Cross Technologies. Considering Ant-Man and his crew destroyed the company, if Burch has the same role in the films, the fact that he is now jobless would give him plenty of motivation to hunt down this same team. He’ll also likely have the help of Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen), but what exactly their plan is remains to be seen.