Ant-Man and the Wasp’s trailer revealed a new villain in the MCU: Ghost. This name sounds familiar, but while she is lesser-known, this character has a fascinating history.
Marvel Comics fans would know Ghost as a superhuman anarchist in Iron Man. He had first appeared in a story which spanned Iron Man #219 and Iron man #220 where he tried to sabotage Tony Stark’s business. This is where the hint that he was not a typical gun appeared. Roxxon had attempted to terminate the contract with him, and Ghost insisted that he would finish the job.
Ghost’s technology lets him turn invisible and become intangible. The suit allows him to connect with any technology. The abilities make him a very sought after assassin.
As for Ghost’s origins, the answer is no one knows. He was the one who eradicated traces of his former existence.
He had revealed in Thunderbolts #151 that he was a programmer and engineer who worked for Omnisapient. He had accomplished a lot and created a processor which was capable of handling loads of data by becoming intangible. Ghost’s technology had been given the name “ghost tech” and saved his life when the Omnisapient’s board of directors had hired a hitman to kill him. Ghost had then embarked on a violent rampage and stole the lives of every member of the board.
Throughout the history, Ghost’s main motivation was to tear apart the symbols of capitalism. And so he went after Tony Stark, Peter Parker Justin Hammer, and the Roxxon Corporation.
Although he had joined Norman Osborn’s Thunderbolts and helped Green Goblin to conquer the world, Ghost had revealed that he did this so he could act as a virus and tear down Osborn’s empire.
There is something very noble in him and after “Dark Reign”, Ghost had been invited to join New Thunderbolts. During this time, he had revealed a few things about his past to Moonstone.
The female version of Ghost will appear in Ant-Man and the Wasp in July. The character will be played by Hannah John-Kamen. Keeping the Hank Pym’s company in mind, we may see this character trying to commit a few industrial sabotages.
Ant-Man and the Wasp will release on July 6 and is directed by Peyton Reed. The movie will star Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne and Hannah John-Kamen.