The trailer for Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and The Wasp (6 July 2018) refers to a project worked on by Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Bill Foster (Laurence Fishburne), who used Pym Particles to expand the mass of humans, and other objects. What was the project’s name? Of course: “G.O.L.I.A.T.H.”.


Bill Foster: I was partnered with Hank [Pym] on a project called G.O.L.I.A.T.H. …

Scott Lang (Paul Rudd): How big did you get?

Bill Foster: My record? 21 feet! You?

Scott Lang: 65 feet.

Bill Foster: 65!?!

This compares to a measly 6’8″ (approx.) height for Goliath in the original version of 1 Samuel 17 (per the Greek LXX) – expanded to a relatively modest 9’7″ (approx.) in the later Hebrew Masoretic Text of the Bible.

The G.O.L.I.A.T.H. project was already referenced in Iron Man 2 (2010), when Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) mentions “Projects P.E.G.A.S.U.S., E.X.O.D.U.S. and G.O.L.I.A.T.H.  In Avengers (2012), Project P.E.G.A.S.U.S. was revealed to be the name of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s secret operation for studying the Tesseract, a cube-shaped container holding one of the infinity stones. The nature of “Project E.X.O.D.U.S.” – like “G.O.L.I.A.T.H.” using a name from biblical mythology – has not yet been revealed.

In the original Avengers comics, Hank Pym himself adopted the superhero name “Goliath”, while Bill Foster became…. “Black Goliath“.

Black Goliath later got a costume revamp: