New details on the characters of Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp have been revealed in an interview with the cast and crew of the film - the first Marvel movie to come out after Avengers: Infinity War.
Director Peyton Reed opened up about the enigmatic Ghost, a hi-tech criminal described as the film's "main villain."
“The Ghost character could be male, female, anything, so it just seemed more interesting to us [to cast a woman],” Reed told Entertainment Weekly, referring to Hannah John-Kamen. “Ghost’s primary power is the ability to ‘phase,’ which allows Ghost to move through solid matter. She has all sorts of strange versions of that phasing power - it proves quite difficult for Ant-Man and Wasp to deal with.”
But the two titular heroes have more on their plate - specifically the rescue of Hope Van Dyne's mom, the original Wasp, Janet Van Dyne, who has been trapped in the subatomic Quantum Realm for decades.
“Scott entered the Quantum Realm in the first film and came back, which is something they thought was impossible,” actress Evangeline Lilly explained. “The question has arisen, ‘Can Janet come back?’ So the entire film, my character is hell-bent on finding a way to get into the Quantum Realm and bring her back.”
They'll also have to deal with Sonny Burch (Walton Goggins), described as a "low level criminal." Fortunately, they'll have some help from an old colleague of Hank Pym's: Bill Foster, played by Laurence Fishburne.
Ant-Man and the Wasp is due out in theaters July 6.