Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, the third installment in the Ant-Man franchise, has been one of the most highly anticipated Marvel films of the year. The film has brought in a cautionary box office victory, earning $162 million worldwide during its opening weekend.
While this may seem like an impressive figure, it’s worth noting that this is a lower opening weekend than the previous two Ant-Man films. Ant-Man opened with $178 million worldwide in 2015, and its sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp, opened with $216 million worldwide in 2018.
Despite the lower opening weekend, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania has still managed to bring in a solid performance at the box office. The film has received positive reviews from both fans and critics, with many praising the humor, action, and performances from the cast.
The success of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is also a positive sign for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film is part of Marvel’s Phase Four, which will introduce new characters and storylines to the franchise. With the success of Quantumania, Marvel Studios can continue to take risks and explore new ideas within the MCU.
While nothing has been officially announced, director Peyton Reed has expressed interest in returning for a fourth Ant-Man film.
Other films in Phase Four include Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Eternals, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and Thor: Love and Thunder.
Yes, the film is expected to tie into the upcoming Marvel film, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania has brought in a cautionary box office victory for Marvel Studios, proving that the MCU can continue to succeed with new characters and storylines. Despite a lower opening weekend than its predecessors, the film has received positive reviews and is a promising sign for the future of the franchise. With ties to other upcoming Marvel films, fans can expect to see Ant-Man and the Wasp continue to play a significant role in the expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe.