We’re exactly one month away from Ant-Man and The Wasp officially buzzing its way into theaters, and the marketing folks at Disney are celebrating with a slew of new character posters, at least one of which shows us something we’ve been waiting to see: a closer look at Janet van Dyne’s Quantum Realm-travelling get-up.
As you can see in the gallery below, we’ve got bold new pics of not just Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet van Dyne, but also of Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang/Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly’s Hope van Dyne/The Wasp, Michael Douglas' Dr. Hank Pym, Hannah John-Kamen’s Ghost, and Laurence Fishburne‘s Dr. Bill Foster/Goliath.
What, Luis (Michael Peña) doesn’t get his own poster?
Oh well, we’ll take what we can get for now. And as far as Pfeiffer’s poster goes, that’s pretty good, considering we finally get to see that Janet – Hope’s mom and the OG Wasp – is properly suited for a trip to, and hopefully out of, the Quantum Realm, where she’s been since the ‘80s when she went sub-atomic to disarm a missile (bless her heart).
We also get a good look at Fishburne’s Dr. Bill Foster, although we don’t see him dressed as Goliath. And judging from the poster below and the latest trailer, where he’s comparing his former Goliath stature with Lang’s, perhaps there wasn’t much reason to suspect we would. Well, maybe don’t let the pictures fool you.
Check out yesterday’s election-themed Instagram post from Lilly, which certainly hints at Goliath stepping up in a big scary way…
Granted, this is purely speculative, but if we’re reading into that statement correctly, then Lilly is comparing two political big bads to two Marvel big bads, and one of those is Goliath. So perhaps Fishburne will be coming out from behind that desk and business casual attire, to start stomping little things – which would be surprising indeed, considering John-Kamen's Ghost has been set up as the film's main foe thus far.
As we learned in the trailer, Foster worked with Pym on the G.O.L.I.A.T.H. Program. In the comics, he was Pym’s brilliant lab assistant, before harnessing the Pym Particle to gain his own ability to increase size and mass exponentially. Then he donned the costume and became one of Marvel’s first big (really big) African American heroes as the fourth Goliath, the second Giant-Man, or simply Black Goliath. Although his comics career found him playing the hero frequently, he has veered off that path, particularly in 1988’s “The Evolutionary War” crossover.
We’ll have to wait and see what Foster is up to in Ant-Man and The Wasp when it hits theaters July 6. But if we’re taking Lilly’s clue at face value, it may just be a tall order of no good.