Marvel has been known to make one-dimensional male villains throughout nearly the entire MCU but recently a wave of diverse characters and powerful women have started to appear in this fantastic blockbuster franchise and now Ant-Man and the Wasp is continuing that trend by introducing the second major female villain to the table and her name is Ghost.
Played by the recent Ready Player One co-star, Hannah John-Kamen, Ghost will be Ant-Man and the Wasp’s new bane as she pursues them with an interesting new ability called “phasing.” It gives her the power to move through solid matter…like a Ghost. Now I see why she has her name.
Ghost definitely sounds and looks like a scary character and to find out it’s being played by a woman is SO exciting! And the main reason why this reveal that the character is being played by a woman is so exciting is because Ghost was traditionally male in the comic books which makes this even more surprising. The fact that they took this male character and turned him into a woman is so incredible and very revealing of the progressive nature the MCU is starting to take which I couldn’t be happier about. If they could make seventeen films (now eighteen considering Thanos in Infinity War) with male villains surely they could start bringing some female villains into the mix. I mean, women can be tyrannical and mischievous and menacing if we want to. 🙂
I guess what I’m saying is thank you Ant-Man and the Wasp. The more I hear about this movie the more excited I’m actually starting to get and I’m sure in the official trailer we’ll get a more extensive look at this new female baddie. That’s totally an awesome thought. *thumbs up*
I hope this excited you as much as it has excited me and I thank you for reading. Have a fantastic day.