The Ant-Man franchise feeded all fans with the concept of legacy heroes in an era where there was Iron Man didn’t even exist while Captain America was still frozen in ice. Its sequel, Ant-Man & The Wasp continued to build on the same theme by bringing in Dr. Foster aka superhero Goliath.
In one of the scenes, Dr. Foster (played by Laurence Fishburne) got into a humourous conversation with Scott Lang, where both of compared how big they can grow, prompting Hope Van Dyne to comment about sizing, but that’s all we get to see of Foster in the film. But initially, the filmmakers had planned to include a scene that showed him as Goliath.
Director Peyton Reed recently revealed this on the Empire Film Podcast, saying that they had a draft in which Ava (Ghost) is recalling her backstory along with a version which had Dr. Foster recounting his backstory. They had even planned to include a brief flashback in one of the scenes including a young Hank Pym and Bill Foster where Fister grows 21 feet tall while trying to grow. However, this scene was dropped off as it seemed too much off the narrative.
The film did not show Foster turning into Goliath but the film’s end did see Foster repairing his relationship with Pym. This does open doors for a future possibility of seeing Goliath on big screen. Even Fishburne revealed that he would love to suit up as Goliath in the future.
“It’d be great if I get to suit up in the future. However, if I don’t get to suit up, at least I’m still in the MCU,”
Ant-Man & The Wasp is now running in theaters worldwide.
Synopsis: Scott Lang is grappling with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. Approached by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym, Lang must once again don the Ant-Man suit and fight alongside the Wasp. The urgent mission soon leads to secret revelations from the past as the dynamic duo finds itself in an epic battle against a powerful new enemy.