Marvel is high on Ant-Man. So much so that the diminutive superhero has been given a sequel that will introduce the Wonderful Wasp – Ant-Man And The Wasp – on July 6, 2018.
Not only does this come as a bit of a surprise, Ant-Man And The Wasp has caused a reshuffling of Marvel’s Phase Three slate: Black Panther, which formerly had Ant-Man’s new release date, is being moved forward to Febraury 16, 2018, and Captain Marvel moves to March 8, 2019. For details, follow the jump.
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Following our hero’s debut adventure in this summer’s “Ant-Man,” Scott Lang will return alongside Hope Van Dyne on July 6, 2018 with Marvel’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp.” The sequel will mark the first Marvel Studios film named after its heroine.
Additionally, Ant-Man’s second adventure will lead to a couple of other films shifting their dates, with Marvel’s “Black Panther” moving up to February 16, 2018 and Marvel’s “Captain Marvel” landing on March 8, 2019.
Finally, three untitled Marvel Studios films will premiere on May 1, 2020, July 10, 2020, and November 6, 2020.
The announcement of “Ant-Man and the Wasp” follows the success of “Ant-Man,” which has earned $178.5M domestically and $231.5M internationally for a global total of $410M. It’s the #9 film of the year domestically, and opens in its final international market, China, on October 16.
“Ant-Man” followed one of this year’s biggest blockbusters, Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” which has earned $458.9M domestically and $946M internationally for a global total of $1,404.9M, making it the #2 film of the year domestically and the #6 film of all time globally.
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