Marvel Studios showed us a lot more in that new Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer than you might have realized. For instance, did you catch Michael Pena? Go back and watch it again. He's running away from that purple, racing car around the :59 second mark. Very brief, a blink-and-you-missed-it moment. The same goes for co-star Laurence Fishburne, who will play Bill Foster in the sequel. Foster, in the comics, went on to become Giant-Man and Goliath, so I wonder if that's what's in store for him? And if you watched the trailer a dozen times (like we did), you caught shots of the movie's villain, Ghost, who'll be played by Hannah John-Kamen. The Game of Thrones actress will look like this:
Neither Ant-Man nor The Wasp have a deep rogues gallery of villains from which to draw. Heck, Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and the Wasp (Evangeline Lilly) aren't really household names themselves, not when compared to fellow Marvel heroes like Hulk, Thor or Spider-Man. But that probably allows director Peyton Reed and his screenwriting team to get creative and dig deep into the mythology of the Marvel Comics, and so they are bringing Ghost to the big screen later this summer.
In the comics, Ghost was one of Iron Man's villains, a supervillain who served as an anti-capitalist saboteur who was hired to use his IT skills to take down corrupt corporations. A socially introverted programmer, Ghost would immerse himself in his programming to escape the grief he suffered after the death of a loved one. He crossed paths with familiar names from the Marvel Universe, including Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell from Iron Man 2) and Norman Osborn. Ghost will be a she in Ant-Man and the Wasp, and while we do not know her ultimate plan, we do get a glimpse of her shaking hands and arms, suggesting that she is undergoing some sort of a transformation.
Don't expect Iron Man to cameo in Ant-Man and the Wasp, though. Paul Rudd's character, Scott Lang, chose to partner with Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) in Captain America: Civil War (as is alluded to at the start of this new trailer), so when the shit hits the fan, Ant-Man and the Wasp likely will be on their own. Check out Ghost in the latest trailer, which I'm including below for you:
Ant-Man and the Wasp will be Marvel's third movie released in 2018, hitting theaters on July 6. Stay up to speed on all things happening in the MCU by bookmarking our Upcoming Marvel Movies guide. And hit the jump to see the newest Ant-Man and the Wasp poster. It's pretty funny.
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