Based on the 8 million views in 3 days, you’ve probably already seen the Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer. (see below) This fun ride of a movie will be released on July 6th. Scott Lang will once again saddle up a flying ant and careen after villains. From the trailer, Wasp finally talks her father into letting her put on a suit even if it involves the joy of running on the blade of a knife. There is one question that seems to happen fairly often with this movie clip.
Who is Ghost?
Ghost isn’t one of the more common characters in the Marvel universe unless you’ve read Iron Man for a long time or read Thunderbolts. Ghost originally showed up as a villain in Iron Man comics in the late 80’s. He premiered in a three-part story found in Iron Man 219, Iron Man 220 and Iron Man 221. At the end of Iron Man #22, there was some question about whether he survived or not.
Sometime after his introduction, he morphed into an anti-hero and has been a member of the Thunderbolts for quite a while. His primary power is related to his high tech suit which acts as a cloaking device and allows him to become intangible. He is a gifted hacker who seeks to take down corporations through terrorist like methods, anti-hero not hero. Several of the comic book covers that he appears on are eerie due to his ghost-like appearance and sometimes deviant ways. Thunderbolts 134 and Thunderbolts 140 are typical examples. For the movie, they’ve made Ghost female which doesn’t change the creepiness factor.
What does all that mean for the movie, Ant-Man and the Wasp? It doesn’t matter how small or large Ant-Man and Wasp become, you cannot touch someone who is intangible. So how will they catch the Ghost? Will the Ghost turn into something more like an anti-hero? Add in the difficulty of being a dad with the responsibilities of being a super-hero and the story gains some realism.
One of the scenes in the trailer shows Ant-Man and Wasp standing a little too close. (59-second mark) As someone who’s had a crush on Evangeline Lilly since she was Kate on Lost, I understand. Is it wrong that I still want to call her “freckles”? From the first Ant-Man movie we know there is some chemistry between these two so will they dissolve or develop their relationship?
Important Members of the Cast
Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man
Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym
Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne/Wasp
Hannah John-Kamen as Ghost
Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Bill Foster/Goliath
1st Appearances in the Comics
Ant-Man (Hank Pym)- Tales to Astonish #27 – January 1962
Ant-Man (Scott Lang) – Avengers 181 – March 1979
Wasp – Tales to Astonish #44 – June 1963
Ghost – Iron Man #219 – June 1987
Goliath (Bill Foster) – Power Man #24 – April 1975
On ComicsPriceGuide.com we are seeing several bids on Iron Man #219 and it has gone into our hot book list.