Coming off of The Avengers: Infinity War, it’s learned that Ant-Man and the Wasp is tracking for a better box office opening than the first movie.
According to industry estimates, Ant-Man and the Wasp is on track to rake in around $75 million for its opening weekend, which is ahead of the first Ant-Man movie’s $57 million debut.
The estimate for the sequel is around a $32% increase, so if the numbers hold true, Ant-Man and the Wasp could have a worldwide box office of around $686 million (Ant-Man finished with near $520 million).
It’s also possible the numbers for Ant-Man and the Wasp could be drastically higher as Black Panther‘s numbers were through the roof. There’s no doubt that Marvel comes through for its fans.
Regarding why Marvel Studios went with Ant-Man and the Wasp following Infinity War, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said, “It felt right to do a fun family buddy movie.”
Both Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly will also be in The Avengers 4, with Lilly previously teasing the plot.
Ant-Man and the Wasp opens July 6, 2018 directed by Peyton Reed starring Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne/Wasp, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet Van Dyne, Michael Peña as Luis, Laurence Fishburne as Doctor Bill Foster, Hannah John-Kamen as Ghost, Randall Park as Sgent Jimmy Woo, Judy Greer as Maggie Lange and Walter Goggins as Sonny Burch.
From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink: Ant-Man and The Wasp. In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang (Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne (Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.
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