Marvel Studios’ “The Marvels” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” are swapping release dates in 2023.
“The Marvels,” which is the sequel to 2019’s “Captain Marvel,” was originally due to hit theaters on February 17, 2023, and “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” the third movie in the Ant-Man series, was originally set to release on July 28, 2023.
“Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” will now release first on February 17, 2023, and “The Marvels” will open in theaters on July 28, 2023.
While a reason was not given for the swap, insiders suggest that “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” was further along in production than “The Marvels.”
Paul Rudd (Ant-Man) and Evangeline Lilly (Wasp) return in “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania” with Kang the Conqueror, played by Jonathan Majors. Kathryn Newton joins the cast as Cassie Lang, while Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer return as Hope’s parents, Dr. Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne, respectively. It is also rumored that Corey Stoll will be playing M.O.D.O.K. in the Ant-Man threequel. Additionally, Bill Murray will reportedly play a “bad guy” in the film.
Director Peyton Reed recently shared “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” had wrapped filming last November.
“The Marvels” will see the return of Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel and will also feature appearances from Iman Vellani’s Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel, Zawe Ashton in a currently unknown role, as well as WandaVision star Teyonah Parris’ Monica Rambeau. Park Seo-Joon has also reportedly been cast in an unknown role.
The film will be directed by Candyman‘s Nia DaCosta on a script written by Megan McDonnell.