Is The Ghost [SPOILERS] Daughter In Ant-Man And The Wasp?
With Corey Stoll’s Yellowjacket not making a return appearance, Ant-Man and the Wasp will see the titular tiny superheroes facing off against a new villain. Namely, the Ghost, as played by Hannah John-Kamen. The marketing for the upcoming sequel has been careful to keep the ins and outs of her character under wraps and really, the only facts we know for sure are that she’s a thief who uses stolen Pym technology that taps into the Quantum Realm to phase through objects. The folks over at Screen Rant, though, have pulled together the evidence to come up with a very convincing theory as to the Ghost’s true identity.
First of all, the character’s such a minor one from the comics that it’s not worth even looking to the source material for clues as the film version will likely be very different. For instance, the Ghost was originally a man on the page. With that in mind, it’s clear that director Peyton Reed and his writers had practically free range to do what they like with the villain in Ant-Man and the Wasp, and it seems they’ve decided to give her a family connection to another new character introduced in the movie.
Specifically, it looks like the Ghost could be the daughter of Bill Foster, as played by Laurence Fishburne and most known to comics fans as Goliath, the giant-sized hero.
Why does Screen Rant think this? Well, a cast list for the pic reveals that the Ghost’s real name is Ava, and child actress Raelynn Bratten is credited as Young Ava. What’s more, Langston Fishburne – Laurence’s real-life son – is playing Young Bill Foster. Sure, Ant-Man 2 could just be full of flashbacks for everyone involved, but it’d make more sense if the flashbacks revolve around both Ava and Bill, likely revealing their true relationship.
On a thematic level, this would also emphasize a core aspect of the franchise. Much like Ant-Man was about strained father-daughter relationships – see: Scott and Cassie and Hank and Hope – it would make sense if Ant-Man and the Wasp added another into the mix. It’s certainly intriguing to think about, and Screen Rant could definitely be onto something here, but we won’t know for sure until the film flies into theaters on July 6th.