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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Alum Jesse Williams Lands Huge Role In Marvel’s New Superhero Movie

Jesse Williams “Grey’s Anatomy” Dr. Avery’s actor Jesse Williams has joined the cast of Paramount Pictures’ latest Marvel Superhero Movie “Secret Headquarters” in what was reported he’ll be playing the role of the villain.

Williams will be working alongside MCU talent Owen Wilson and Michael Peña, and other actors including Momona Tamada (The Terror), Abby James Witherspoon (Hot Pursuit), Walker Scobell (The Adam Project), Keith L Williams (Good Boys), and Kezii Curtis (Dolemite is My Name).

The superhero movie, which follows the original idea of Christopher Yost is set to hit the big screens on August 12, 2022. Henry Joost directs it alongside Ariel Schulman, who co-write the movie with Josh Koenigsberg. Jerry Bruckheimer and Chad Oman join them as producers.

The upcoming superhero movie, which has been labeled as a “high-concept family action movie” of a young child named Young Charlie Kincaid (Walker Scobell) who discovers a secret headquarters under his home that seems to belong to the world’s most powerful superhero. With his friends on his side, they vow to protect his home when villains attack.

“Grey’s Anatomy” Alum Jesse Williams Reveals He Was More Emotional Than Expected Over Medical Drama Exit

Jesse Williams who portrayed fan-favorite plastic surgeon, Dr. Jackson Avery, since 2009 has confessed he got more emotional than he expected when he officially left the show on May 20, just a few episodes away from the show’s Season 17 finale.

In an interview with guest host tWitch in “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” the actor admitted: “It was a little more emotional than I expected, to be honest. It’s been a long, beautiful, just spectacular journey.”

“I’m just beyond grateful to everybody involved, starting with Shonda [Rhimes] all the way to all the incredible crew that we spent time working with—both as an actor and a director. That’s where I started directing television,” he added.

The actor also recalled that the show made a few homage videos of his character’s journey. “It did contextualize it for me a little bit. It’s pretty nice,” he said.

As ABC’s medical drama’s ratings remain to be on top, the show was renewed for Season 18 with its original cast members Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson, and James Pickens Jr. returning.

“The fans loved this season [Season 17]. I thought Grey’s Anatomy did a really incredible job this year telling the stories of all the frontline heroes who are fighting the good fight [against] COVID,” Craig Erwich, president of ABC Entertainment and Hulu Originals said during Disney’s pre-upfront press briefing with Deadline.

“We will take Grey’s Anatomy for as long as we can,” he promised. Keep checking Celebrating The Soaps for more Grey’s Anatomy news and updates.

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