Warning: Major spoilers ahead for Ant-Man and the Wasp.
As the credits rolled for Ant-Man and the Wasp (a perfectly charming and funny followup that was sorely needed after the trauma that was Avengers: Infinity War) and I waited for the end credits scene, one question slowly dawned on me that I still haven’t been able to answer convincingly:
Why isn’t Ghost an Avenger?
Ghost is the film’s antagonist played (wonderfully!) by Hannah John-Kamen who has intangibility powers that allows her to pass through objects and people alike. It’s revealed that a childhood accident involving the Quantum Realm exposed her to a great deal of quantum energy that gave her powers but also tragically killed her parents. Scientist (and former colleague of Hank Pym) Bill Foster finds her and becomes a surrogate father figure. She is later recruited by S.H.I.E.L.D. to be an operative and it’s heavily-implied that she became an assassin. However, it’s her connection to S.H.I.E.L.D that doesn’t make any effing sense since it leaves no convincing explanation as to why she’s not an Avenger. Here are my six reasons why:
1) It makes no sense that Nick Fury didn’t call Ghost up for the Avengers Initiative.
If the Avengers were put together by Nick Fury, then-Director of S.H.I.E.L.D., wouldn’t it make sense for him to recruit a superpowered operative that he must obviously be aware of since he is the head honcho of said super-secret spy organization?