Ant-Man and the Wasp will, in fact, begin filming this summer as previously reported. Marvel has got its fair share of important, noteworthy titles and sequels set to be released in theaters over the next few years. Films like Black Panther and Captain Marvel have already gotten fans talking, with the two movie set to be released on either side of Avengers: Infinity War. However, one of the most interesting films included in that lineup is Ant-Man and the Wasp, the sequel to 2015's Ant-Man film.
Ant-Man and the Wasp is currently set to be the first film Marvel releases after Infinity War hits theaters in May of next year; that just makes its placement in the Marvel release slate that much more interesting to consider. Most might not have expected the Ant-Man sequel to be the first film the studio would choose to act as a kind of re-entry point back into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, after Thanos finally comes to Earth and assembles his precious Infinity Stones.
With Black Panther having now wrapped production and Infinity War currently in production, Ant-Man and the Wasp is the next film set to begin shooting on Marvel's schedule. While speaking with Collider, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige confirmed that filming on the Ant-Man sequel is set to begin sometime this June, should everything else remain on schedule:
“Assuming everything stays on schedule, we start filming Ant-Man and the Wasp in June.”
This comes as a confirmation of an earlier report, alleging that Ant-Man and the Wasp's production starts in June of this year. Despite confirming the schedule as of right now, though, Feige is quick to note that this all depends on how well everything else keeps moving forward, which only provides further insight into the current state of Marvel Studios. They're more successful than they've ever been before, and are simultaneously more busy as a result, with multiple films now shooting at the same time, sometimes even in the same city.
While the first Ant-Man film was lukewarm to positive reviews from both fans and critics alike, there's an understandably high level of anticipation surrounding Ant-Man and the Wasp. It's not hard to see why either; since with Captain Marvel hitting theaters one year after this, Ant-Man and the Wasp will be the first female superhero-led movie that Marvel Studios has ever released. That's been a milestone a long time in the making at the studio, and one that some fans would argue has taken far too long to come in to fruition. Nonetheless, when Evangeline Lilly's Hope van Dyne returns in the new film as The Wasp, it's certain to be a reintroduction for the ages.
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) release date: May 05, 2017
- Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) release date: Jul 07, 2017
- Thor: Ragnarok (2017) release date: Nov 03, 2017
- Black Panther (2018) release date: Feb 16, 2018
- Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Untitled Avengers Movie (2019) release date: May 03, 2019