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How 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' continues Marvel's push for gender equality

How 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' continues Marvel's push for gender equality

Her character’s name may not be in the title, but Hannah John-Kamen was the talk of the night at the “Ant-Man and the Wasp” premiere Monday in Hollywood. The 28-year-old, seen earlier this year in “Tomb Raider” and “Ready Player One,” takes on the role of Ghost/Ava in the new Marvel flick, earning her name by disappearing and reappearing while fighting opponents.

The phantom villain was originally featured in Marvel Comics as an enemy of Iron Man — written as a man. But the “Ant-Man and the Wasp” writers and producers decided to flip the gender and cast a female supervillain to fight the tiny but mighty Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly).

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