Ant-Man and the Wasp introduced us to a new female villain in the form of Ava/Ghost. She hounded the heroes left and right and caused them quite a deal of trouble throughout the film but at the end of the day she was of course defeated (like all Marvel villains, besides Thanos, are.) Her quest in the context of the movie was actually rather valiant and palpable, as she was trying to use Hank Pym’s quantum technology to save herself from death. It showed that once again Marvel was willing to make an antagonist with a comprehensible mission and storyline rather than creating a villain that was the typical I’m-going-to-take-over-the-world antagonist. I liked that. But was she a remarkable and memorable character like Erik Killmonger or was she as forgettable as say, Yellow Jacket?
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Even thought her involvement in the movie was perfect for the contained story of the film she was, unfortunately, a tad bit forgettable. I loved that she wasn’t really a villain and by the end of the movie was treated as a friend as Janet van Dyne used her quantum abilities to save Ava’s life. In fact, in the infamous mid-credits scene Scott is sent down into the quantum realm to retrieve some quantum particles so he and his friends can help Ghost but of course that’s when Thanos’s snap came into effect and his friends were unfortunately reduced to ash.
As exciting as the Infinity War connection was the main thing I garnered from the mid-credits scene is the hint that Ghost will undoubtedly play a larger role in the future of the MCU. Here she was, this villain at the beginning of the film, but by the end of the movie she is an ally of Ant-Man, Wasp, Hank Pym, and Janet van Dyne.
Does that mean we may see her return in Avengers 4 to fight alongside her friends against Thanos? Or will her story remain somewhat contained and we’ll most likely see her again in another Ant-Man film? Whatever the case, while Ghost is a little forgettable now I’m sure she’ll be a lot more memorable in the future. 🙂
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