Set visits present unique challenges. Filmmakers want to reveal details to visiting journalists, but they also want to protect secrets until they can be revealed on the big screen -- where they belong. Marvel Studios set visits are uniquely challenging, as there's always so many amazing things to discuss with directors like Peyton Reed, yet there are elements of his movie that he still wants to guard. So, when we went to Atlanta to visit the set of Marvel's upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp, we asked about Ghost, and learned... a little bit. Reed told us:
Guarded. Revealing... yet guarded. Yes, we have seen images of Ghost in the trailers, as played by Black Mirror and Game of Thrones co-star Hannah John-Kamen. But her actions in the trailer have been very limited. So far, the most interesting aspects of her character have been the design of her unique suit, and the idea that she has been gender-swapped from the character in the comics, who was male. On that topic, John-Kamen spoke to CinemaBlend and elaborated:
Ghost isn't a household-name comic book villain, like The Joker, the Red Skull, Doctor Octopus or even Doctor Doom. Making his first appearance in 1987, Ghost was an IT researcher who became a super-powered computer hacker. It's our belief that the MCU version of Ghost will have a personal connection to either Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) or Bill Foster, a new character played by Laurence Fishburne. That's a guess, though, as details on the character were kept under wraps while we were on the set.
We'll find out for sure when Ant-Man and the Wasp reaches theaters on July 6. And it's the last Marvel Studios movie that we're getting in 2018, so savor it, fans. Now head to the next page for a slew of cool new images of Ghost in the new Marvel movie!
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Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. Sean created ReelBlend, which he proudly cohosts with Jake Hamilton and Kevin McCarthy. And he's the author of RELEASE THE SNYDER CUT, the Spider-Man history book WITH GREAT POWER, and an upcoming book about Bruce Willis.