Ghost was hanging onto life at the end of Ant-Man and the Wasp, but we never found out what happened to her. But Marvel doesn’t like loose ends…
Ant-Man and the Wasp ended on quite the cliffhanger, with Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) seemingly stuck in the Quantum Realm, the people who were supposed to pull him out having gotten Snapped away by Thanos.
Of course, he eventually made his way out in Avengers: Endgame and played a big role in reversing what Thanos did. But it may be easy to forget why Scott went into the Quantum Realm in the first place: to gather particles to save Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen).
Ghost, aka Ava Starr, made her debut in Ant-Man and the Wasp. She had the power to make herself invisible and phase through objects, the result of a quantum accident that also left her entire being unstable; she’s in constant pain and will eventually die an early death. After coming to an understanding, Ant-Man and the Wasp decided to try and help stabilize her.
But we don’t know what happened to Ghost since all plans were dropped after the Snap. But now, Marvel has addressed the mystery…a little. They just published “A Ghost Story: The Tragic Circumstances of Ava Starr“, which has this to say:
After Janet Van Dyne is rescued from the Quantum Realm, she can sense Ava’s unstable state and is able to partially heal Ava with some of her own quantum energy. Scott eventually goes back into the Quantum Realm to collect quantum healing particles just for her, which of course was mere moments before the Blip happens and he gets stuck there for five years, but that’s a story for another time.
Seriously, guys?! A story for another time?!
Well, at least that means we could still see her again! Perhaps in the third movie?
Honestly, I assumed Ava would have died in the time Scott was stuck in the Quantum Realm. It’s either that, or she too got Snapped away. Or Janet’s temporary healing lasted the five years Scott was gone. In any case, we’ll have to wait and see how it all plays out in the third installment. If John-Kamen actually returns for it, that is.
Whether Ghost will be a part of the third film or not, we are so here to learn more about what the heck happened to her. After all, Marvel wouldn’t casually mention her in a story for no reason, right?
h/t Digital Spy