Marvel has just announced that this summer’s hit (and fun) superhero/caper movie Ant-Man is officially getting a sequel slated for their upcoming Phase 3.
Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) will return alongside Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) on July 6, 2018, with Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp. Yup, that’s the title. It’ll mark the first Marvel film that will be named after a female superhero, ahead of their Captain Marvel movie, you guys.
The Ant-Man sequel will lead to a few movies shifting their release dates. Black Panther is moving up to Feb. 16, 2018, and Captain Marvel will now hit movie theaters on March 8, 2019. Marvel has also announced that three untitled MCU movies will premiere on May 1, 2020, July 10, 2020, and Nov. 6, 2020 -- three in the same year.
This announcement for Ant-Man and the Wasp won’t totally come as a surprise (well, besides that title, that is) to most, since it has earned $178.5M domestically and $231.3M internationally, for a global total of $409.8M. Ant-Man is the #9 film of the year domestically (not bad for a movie fans had no real expectations for) and will open in China (its last international market) on Oct. 16.
At least we won’t have to wait until July 2018 to see Paul Rudd suit up again, since we'll find him being brought into the Avengers fold to break Bucky (Sebastian Stan) out of his predicament and side with Team Cap in Captain America: Civil War, set to be released on May 6, 2016.
What do you think of the title Ant-Man and the Wasp for the sequel? Are you excited to see another heroine (just like Netflix's upcoming Jessica Jones series and Captain Marvel) being singled out by Marvel? Can we get a kickass Black Widow movie now, okaypleasethanks?