By Stephen Ippolito | April 29th, 2022
Disney has announced that two of Marvel Studios’ films slated to drop in 2023 have switched release dates. The Marvels (originally slated for February 17) will now come out July 28 while Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,(originally slated for July 28) will now drop February 17.
According to Deadline, they heard that “both films are moving along very nicely, but Ant-Man is further along in the production process and it was a simple decision by the studio to swap the release dates.” What’s interesting is that both films began filming around the same time last summer. They also finished filming during the same exact week in November. Clearly one production went smoother than the other.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania was directed by Peyton Reed, while Nia DaCosta helmed The Marvels. Since this was Reed’s third time in the director’s chair for the franchise, it makes sense that his movie had less hiccups.
The Marvels will star Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Iman Vellan as Ms. Marvel and Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau. Originally the film was supposed to be called Captain Marvel 2. However, in May 2021, the title change was announced to reflect Rambeau and Ms. Marvel.
As for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, it will star Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet van Dyne, Bill Murray. Kathryn Newton as Cassie Lang, and Jonathan Majors as the villain Kang the Conqueror. In March, Samuel L. Jackson revealed that he will be in the film as well.