Hannah John-Kamen, who plays Ghost in Ant-Man & The Wasp, has teased that her character could return to the MCU. The best Marvel action sequences have always involved mismatched power-sets, and that meant the conflict between Ghost - gifted with the power of intangibility due to her being out of phase with reality - had the potential to be a fascinating foe for Ant-Man and The Wasp.
Where many MCU villains have been motivated by a lust for money or power, Ghost was driven by a far more personal motive. She believed Hank Pym's Quantum Realm tech was the only thing that could save her life, as her body gradually lost its quantum stability. In the end, Janet Van Dyne's mysterious healing touch allowed her to be restored into phase with our reality, although Ant-Man & the Wasp's post-credits scene implied that the effect was only temporary. Ghost was one of the few characters not to be brought back for Avengers: Endgame's final battle, and many viewers had begun to believe her MCU story was at an end.
Ghost actress Hannah John-Kamen has just suggested that might not be the case. Speaking to CinemaBlend while on tour for Netflix's The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, she's hinted that Ghost could return. "In the MCU, you have to sign your contract with blood and then stitch your mouth together," she quipped. "All I can say is that Ghost didn't die."
Naturally, this is far from confirmation that Ghost will be back; John-Kamen could simply be having fun. At the same time, though, there have been suggestions that Marvel is setting up a new team called the Thunderbolts. They're a group of reformed villains led by Baron Zemo; Daniel Brühl played Zemo in Captain America: Civil War, and is returning in a more comic-book-accurate fashion in the Disney+ Falcon and Winter Soldier series. Black Widow will also introduce another villain who's been connected to the Thunderbolts on occasion, Taskmaster. Ghost was a member of one iteration of the Thunderbolts, too, so this could explain a return. Of course, assuming Marvel do have plans for the Thunderbolts, that doesn't necessarily mean the team will assemble on the big screen; they could quite easily be stars of a Disney+ TV series instead.
It would certainly be good to see John-Kamen given another chance to play Ghost, as her character wasn't particularly well-developed in Ant-Man & The Wasp. Ghost was ostensibly driven by a superhuman chronic pain condition, but director Peyton Reed only really dealt with that theme and idea on a superficial level. There's a lot of room to expand upon that, to transform Ghost into a strong and complex character in her own right, and Hannah John-Kamen deserves the chance to demonstrate her skill.
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