In 2015 Marvel Studios surprised many with Ant-Man. The film that had quite a few delays and production issues ended up being a very good film starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas. We have not seen the shrinking heroes since Captain America: Civil War, we will get a chance to see them in next week’s highly anticipated Infinity War. But besides that we are a couple of months away from the release of their sequel titled Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Although we have had an opportunity to enjoy the trailer for the film, we still know very little about the title’s main villain Ghost. Lucky for us director for Ant-Man and the Wasp, Peyton Reed, shared a bit of insight on the character with Entertainment Weekly. Who by the way is being played by actress Hannah John-Kamen who recently starred in Ready Played One.
“The Ghost character could be male, female, anything, so it just seemed more interesting to us [to cast a woman],” says Reed. “Ghost’s primary power is the ability to ‘phase,’ which allows Ghost to move through solid matter. She has all sorts of strange versions of that phasing power — it proves quite difficult for Ant-Man and Wasp to deal with.”
Ghost originally made his debut as one of the villains for Iron Man in Marvel Comics’ Iron Man #219 in June of 1987. He was created by David Michelinie and Bob Layton. He has also appeared as a member of the Thunderbolts in the past. The fact that they are making Ghost a female instead of a male does not change the integrity of the character, especially since Ghost is not very well known. With John-Kamen taking the role, it will be interesting to see her take on the character and how it’s received by audiences.
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Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp debuts July 6th, 2018.
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Source: Entertainment Weekly