Marvel Studios has announced tickets for Ant-Man and the Wasp will be available for pre-order on June 18 (tomorrow, as of this writing). The upcoming film is the second standalone adventure for Paul Rudd's Scott Lang, only this time he'll have a partner in crime - Evangeline Lilly's Hope van Dyne. Now that the dust has settled on Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel has been ramping up the marketing efforts for their next installment. In recent weeks, a number of posters and TV spots have been released, hyping fans up for what's in store.
Many die-hard fans of the MCU already know what they're doing when Ant-Man and the Wasp debuts in just a few weeks, but they haven't been able to acquire their tickets yet. That's set to change in the (very) near future, as the latest promotional blitz for the film is set to continue with tickets finally going on sale.
Marvel made the announcement today on their official Twitter account by way of a humorous video that pokes fun at the advertising for Infinity War. At the end of the spot, it's revealed tickets go on sale tomorrow, so viewers should be primed and ready to hit Fandango when the time comes. Check out the post in the space below:
Nobody is expecting Ant-Man and the Wasp to be as big a hit as Infinity War or Black Panther (which both crossed the $1 billion plateau earlier this year), but the sequel should still be a proper blockbuster in its own right. Early opening weekend projections for the film indicate it'll bring in about $75 million during its first three days, which would be a substantial improvement over the 2015 original ($57.2 million debut). The fact that the first Ant-Man was generally well-received helps boost interest in the follow-up, as does the promotion of Lilly's Wasp to co-lead. For a long time, people have been clamoring for the MCU to highlight one of their female superheroes, so there's much excitement over Hope being a headliner this time around. Plus, Marvel has been on a prolonged hot streak for years and is showing no signs of slowing down.
Ant-Man and the Wasp seems nicely placed on the release schedule to have a lucrative run in theaters. It opens two weeks after Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and has a three-week head start on Mission: Impossible - Fallout, giving it a nice all-around cushion. As long as word-of-mouth is strong, the film should have no issues turning another healthy profit for Marvel. The first Ant-Man grossed $519.3 million worldwide against a budget of $130 million, which is a figure Wasp will likely top.
Source: Marvel Studios
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 05, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019