Who is Agent James “Jimmy” Woo? Most people couldn’t tell you, but you’ve probably seen the name recently attached to that of actor Randall Park. Park, of Fresh Off the Boat and VEEP fame, has recently joined the cast of Marvel’s upcoming film Ant-Man and the Wasp. Not only will Park be joining the ranks of S.H.I.E.L.D., but he will be breathing new life into the cultural barrier-breaking Agent Woo, one of the first positively portrayed Asian heroes in American comics.
Making his Marvel film debut, Park will be working alongside Paul Rudd, who is returning in the title role, and Evangeline Lilly, who is making her debut as the Wasp. With the script (written by Rudd and Gabriel Ferrari) being kept under tight wraps, there are a lot of unknowns about the film. Fortunately, we know a thing or two about Agent Woo, who has over 60 years of history in the Marvel Comics universe.