In the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), the tease from Iron Man 2 regarding Bill Foster’s Goliath will finally be paid off in season 2 of What If…?. This animated show explores multiple realities within the MCU and allows for the exploration of characters that may not have a significant future in the franchise. Laurence Fishburne confirmed that Foster, played by himself, will be seen as Giant Man in the upcoming season, providing insight into what Project Goliath allowed him to do.
Iron Man 2 Set-up 13 Years Ago
Iron Man 2, released in 2010, hinted at Goliath through a line of dialogue. Tony Stark asks his AI assistant JARVIS to provide information on projects Pegasus, Exodus, and Goliath while working on inventing a new element for his arc reactor. While the movie does not elaborate on these projects, they are further explored in the MCU Phase 3. In Ant-Man and the Wasp, Foster is introduced as a former associate of Hank Pym and reveals that he has used Pym Particles to grow, though not to the extent of Ant-Man. This brief glimpse of Goliath leaves fans wanting more.
What If…? season 1 delved into alternate branches of the MCU timeline and posed intriguing questions. For season 2, the show will focus on fully showcasing characters who have had limited appearances in the MCU proper. This gives them an opportunity to shine in a heroic capacity. In the case of Bill Foster, viewers will finally see him as a superhero and witness the extent of his abilities with the help of Pym Tech.
Laurence Fishburne, who portrays Foster, shared this information during a press event for John Wick: Chapter 4. While specific details about the episode in which Foster will appear have not been revealed, it is exciting for fans to witness another Pym-powered hero in action after a decade of anticipation.
Overall, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is utilizing its animated show, What If…?, to explore characters and storylines that may not have received much attention in the mainline series. With season 2 set to feature Bill Foster as Goliath, fans can finally see this teased character fully realized as a superhero. The show’s multiple realities allow for exciting possibilities and grant characters like Foster the opportunity to shine.