Randall Park Is Diving From Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man And The Wasp’ To DC’s ‘Aquaman

Randall Park is crossing the line.  The ‘Fresh Off The Boat’ actor will appear in two superhero movies this year– one from Marvel and one from DC.  First, in July, he will appear as Jimmy Woo in Marvel Studios’ ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’.  Then, in December, he will Red Rover over to Warner Brothers’ ‘Aquaman’ to appear as Dr. Stephen Shin.

Dr. Shin is a rather new addition to Aquaman’s mythos, having been introduced in 2011 during DC Comics’ New 52 relaunch.  He is an oceanographer who helped young Arthur Curry to understand his amphibious abilities, but when an older Aquaman refused to tell Shin the location of Atlantis, Shin tried to kill him.  During the attack of the Trench creatures, he once again assisted Aquaman, but once more they clashed when Arthur refused to let Shin have a Trench cadaver to study.

Dr. Shin appeared in animated form in the movie ‘Justice League: Throne of Atlantis’.  Matthew Yang King provided his voice.

Park’s crossing over between the films of two rival publishers follows a similar action by Michael Keaton, who portrayed ‘Batman’ in the 1989 classic.  Last year he appeared in Sony/Marvel’s ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ as the villain The Vulture.

‘Aquaman’ director James Wan posted a picture of himself with Park, with the hashtag #drshin.

You can catch Park as Jimmy Woo in ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ on July 6, 2018.  That film was directed by Peyton Reed and also stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Hannah John-Kamen, Michael Peña, Laurence Fishburn, T.I., Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer.

On December 21, 2019, you can see Park as Dr. Stephen Shin in ‘Aquaman’, which was directed by James Wan and stars Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Willem Dafoe, Dolph Lundgren, Temuera Morrison and Nicole Kidman.

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Jason’s earliest memory is of watching ‘Batman,’ followed shortly by a memory of playing Batman & Robin with a friend, which entailed running outside in just their underwear and towels as capes. When adults told them they couldn’t run around outside in their underwear, both boys promptly whipped theirs off and ran around in just capes. Jason’s father gamely agreed to read him comic books as bedtime stories instead of ‘Snow White.’ (Super Friends being his favorite.) Jason saw all of the original Star Wars movies (and Indiana Jones and Superman and Star Trek…) in the theaters. Yes, he is old. And grew up in the most GEEKTASTIC decade ever, the 80s, devouring a steady diet of GI Joe, Transformers, Masters of the Universe, Princess of Power and (best of all) Jem! (It totally counts as sci fi! They had a sentient computer that projected holograms!) Jason has studied literature, journalism, film history and has a degree in creative writing (and a minor in psychology) from the University of South Alabama. He has worked as a technical writer and proofreader. These days, most of his creative energy goes into his blog and writing for this site! He lives with the cutest puppies ever.

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