Marvel announces ‘Ant-Man’ sequel, release dates for Phase Four films
Lots of big news out of the Marvel camp today.
First off, the sequel to Peyton Reed's Paul Rudd-starring Ant-Man has been announced. Titled Ant-Man And The Wasp, the film is slated for a July 6, 2018 release, originally the date in which Captain Marvel was to hit theaters (later taken by Black Panther), bumping it to March 8, 2019 and moving Black Panther back to an earlier release on February 16, 2018. It's a tad confusing but when you're pumping out as many films as Marvel, it's bound to happen.
On Ant-Man And The Wasp, Marvel notes that the feature “will mark the first Marvel Studios film named after its heroine,” with Evangeline Lilly expected to reprise her role as Hope Van Dyne. Virtually no other information is available beyond the title and release date. It is unknown whether or not Peyton Reed will return to direct.
Beyond Ant-Man's follow-up creating Phase Three changes, Marvel has announced the tentative release dates for three mystery Phase Four films: May 1, July 10 and November 6 of 2020. Any guesses as to which they could be?
The current Marvel Cinematic Universe release schedule (courtesy of The Verge):
Captain America: Civil War: May 6, 2016
Doctor Strange: November 4, 2016
Guardians of the Galaxy 2: May 5, 2017
Spider-Man: July 28, 2017
Thor: Ragnarok: November 3, 2017
Avengers: Infinity War, Part 1: May 4, 2018
Black Panther: February 16, 2018
Ant-Man and the Wasp: July 6, 2018
Captain Marvel: March 8, 2019
Avengers: Infinity War, Part 2: May 3, 2019
Inhumans: July 12, 2019
Unnamed Film: May 1, 2020
Unnamed Film, July 10, 2020
Unnamed Film, November 6, 2020