Marvel Announces Ant-Man Sequel “Ant-Man and the Wasp”

Did you really not see this coming after the scenes?

Marvel made a slew of announcements this morning in an official release they called a “Phase 3 Update.” (Side note: isn’t it nice that with about 20 million films announced for the next hundred years or so, Marvel’s still using Phase designations?)

Chief among the announcements: a sequel to this summer’s hit Ant-Man. To be released July 6, 2018, the sequel will be called Ant-Man and the Wasp and will focus on, you guessed it, Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and the Wasp (Evangeline Lilly).

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“But wait!” you might be saying. “Isn’t July 6, 2018 supposed to be the release date for Black Panther?” And then you might have a nerdgasm imagining the double feature of Marvel movies. Hate to burst your bubble, but that isn’t the way things are going to go down.

Actually, it’s better than that, because Black Panther has now been moved up to February 16, 2018 to make room for the Ant-Man sequel. Although to balance things out, Captain Marvel has been bumped back a few months to March 2018 (instead of November 2018).

Additionally, Marvel announced a trio of…well, release dates, because it’s not committing to the movies filling them yet. But three more MCU movies are coming May 1, 2020, July 10, 2020, and November 6, 2020.

SO, if you want to see the entire new MCU release schedule, check in over here.