Ant-Man and the Wasp is going pretty well at the box-office as fans are lining up to catch the follow up to hit 2015’s Ant-Man. The movie takes place in the aftermath of the events of the Civil War where Scott Lang aka Ant-Man joined Team Cap and subsequently got captured by the government. And it actually happens just around the time of Infinity War answering what Ant-Man and the Wasp were up to during Avengers: Infinity War.
The movie really lightens the mood after the Dark ending of Infinity War as it takes us to a story which does not have stakes which are as high as Avengers: Infinity War and the threats posed by the movie are not all big as compared to many other movies. The story was pretty self-contained and it focused on getting Janet back from the Quantum Realm. It brought in many characters which were incorporated pretty well by Director Payton Reed.
This movie was very unique in many parts. The biggest factor in that uniqueness was the villain of the movie. Ghost was a very innovative choice by Marvel as she worked really well visually, had a pretty believable backstory and even her powers were something that we had not yet seen in the MCU. Her powers totally coincide with her name as they really looked and seemed Supernatural.
Marvel has been recently focussing on building good villains. Killmonger and Thanos raised the bar to a level which was untouchable. People were expecting Ghost to be something similar as well. But that did not turn out to be the case as Ghost was not really a villain if you think about it. One could say that Ant-Man and the Wasp had no real villain. Her motivations were that she wanted to live a normal life just like all other individuals in the entire world. She almost got that fulfilled without really having the need to kill anyone, as ultimately, Janet somewhat relieved her off her constant pain temporarily, and Lang actually went to the Quantum Realm to get some more Quantum Energy which would help her heal.
So her fate still hangs in the balance but she has what you may call a temporary solution for her illness. And since she has got the help that she needed, she may actually have a change of hearts and become the “Good Guy” for Marvel’s future. For now, Bill Foster is helping her out, taking her to a hiding place, but she needs a permanent solution as fast as possible.
Scott Lang is currently stuck in the Quantum Realm and we know that he will be back in Avengers 4. And the state that Ghost is currently in, Marvel has to address that in Avengers 4 itself as she does not really have much time left to survive. So, this has us thinking whether she will also appear in Avengers 4 alongside other Supers.
Marvel President Kevin Feige has confirmed the fact that Ghost’s story arc is a long play for the MCU. Here’s what he said:
“In this case, the story was always – spoiler! – to keep her around. This was not the story of defeating a villain and everybody cheering. This is a different kind of villain story. When and where – in the tag, he mentions ‘his new Ghost friend’ – is something we’ll see. But there’s nothing better than struggling over the decision about what characters to bring into a movie, casting those characters, writing and putting them together in a way that works in the movie, and then have audiences go ‘We love them, when are we going to see them again?’ Shuri for sure is a great example of that. So with Ghost it is, step one: complete. As for step two, we’ll see where we go with that.”
Well, the step two actually needs to be real soon. They should probably have Ghost have at least a cameo in Avengers 4 to show that things are fine with her even if they don’t really try to incorporate her into the bigger plot. We will only find that out when the movie hits the theatres on May 3, 2019.