Surprise! On the first day of NYCC, Marvel Studios has announced a few changes related to their Phase 3 slate of films.
First things first, the biggest news: there’s an Ant-Man sequel coming. Set for July 6, 2018, Ant-Man and The Wasp will feature the adventures of Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne (Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly respectively). Making just a little north of Captain America: The First Avenger at 409.8 million, a sequel announcement for the Peyton Reed-helmed film isn’t wholly surprising, but it wasn’t necessarily a guarantee either. So, Ant-Man fans, rejoice!
With this addition to the line-up, we now have to see a little bit of scheduling musical chairs as well. Black Panther will be moved up to February 16, 2018, which is usually a dead-zone of quality for action based films, but since there’s no script yet, that indicator is pretty meaningless.
Captain Marvel is being moved back as well to March 8, 2019.
Marvel has also announced there will be three new films from the studio, still to be announced, that will open on May 1, 2020, July 10, 2020, and November 6, 2020. Start your guesses now!
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