Marvel Studios is a massive movie-making machine, but even machines need to shift gears every now and then. Today, Disney announced that two of its 2023 films will be changing release dates. Well, to be more specific, they’re swapping dates.
Captain Marvel sequel The Marvels was originally scheduled for release on February 17, 2023, while Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania was scheduled on July 28, 2023. The films have simply traded places. IGN has learned that Quantumania is now coming in February, while The Marvels now releases in July.
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Why are the films shifting? An easy guess points to problems in the delayed production. Insiders tell Variety that the change is simply due to one film being further along in the production process. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania has already finished principal photography, while The Marvels still has a bit more to go.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfieffer, and Kathryn Newton as the recast Cassie Lang. The film will take the whole Ant-Man family to the quantum realm and pit them against Kang the Conqueror, played by Jonathan Majors. The film now releases on February 17, 2023.
The Marvels is the next adventure for Captain Marvel, played by Brie Larson. This time around, she’ll be joined by Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel and Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, hence the film’s title. Sam Jackson also reprises his role as Nick Fury. Korean star Park Seo-joon and Zawe Ashton are in the film in undisclosed roles. The Marvels is coming out on July 28, 2023.
Mike Williams is a Freelance Writer for IGN.