Goliath Explained: Who Is the Marvel Hero?

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is expanding in a big way thanks to next year’s Ant-Man and the Wasp. Not only will this film finally put Evangeline Lilly’s Hope Van Dyne in costume and introduce her long-lost mother, Janet (played by Michelle Pfeiffer), we’ll also meet Dr. Bill Foster (Laurence Fishburne) a brilliant lab assistant and future heir to the mantle of Giant-Man.

Whether you call him Giant-Man, Goliath or Black Goliath, Bill Foster isn’t a character many causal Marvel fans may be aware of. With that in mind, here’s everything you need to know about this new addition to the MCU.

Bill Foster is one of Marvel’s first major African American heroes, though he was a brilliant scientist long before donning a costume and harnessing the power of Pym Particles. Foster began his comic book career as a lab assistant to Hank Pym and has worked everywhere from the CDC to Project Pegasus in his career.

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