The Anticipation of ‘Quantumania’ Has Plummeted To An All-Time Low As Phase Five Continues To Be Thrown Into Turmoil
Published on February 19th, 2023 | Updated on February 19th, 2023 | By FanFest
At the start of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase Five, everyone was so eager for what it had to offer. However, when Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania kicked off this phase, we all felt a jostling feeling in our stomachs that signaled MCU’s divisive Phase Four may not have been just an insignificant misstep.
Peyton Reed’s third installment has been struggling to meet expectations, causing distress among fans. Despite its shortcomings, however, it is not completely dismal yet – but we certainly cannot expect a perfect multiverse just yet.
Quantumania continues scraping the bottom of the MCU barrel
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is barely ahead of Eternals in Rotten Tomatoes’ rankings for MCU’s lowest-rated film, but it has also joined its dull intergalactic companion at the nadir of viewer reception ratings.
Scott Lang’s latest movie and Chloe Zhao’s cosmic journey are the only two of Marvel Studios’ 31 films to have achieved a B rating on CinemaScore. With Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Thor: Love and Thunder both being given a B+, this adds fuel to the fire regarding speculation that there is an overall decline in quality within Marvel movies.
Variety is the spice of life, but let’s hope Phase Five matches it with consistency
In a remarkable twist, the Multiverse Saga is considerably sparse when it comes to direct sequels – with only Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Secret Wars from the same series being released between Phase Four through Phase Six.
Established fan favorites and the beloved Merc with a Mouth have plenty of upcoming adventures, but also look forward to several new introductions and reboots. However, we hopefully anticipate that these titles will manage both quantity and quality; even if Quantumania has tempered our initial expectations.
Even the stars of Ant-Man want to see the fourth installment head back to basics
The new Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is a far cry from its predecessor, with an excess of green screens and plotlines that make up the much larger Multiverse Saga. This film no longer resembles the lighthearted heist capers we are used to seeing in this series.
In an extremely telling sign, even the cast have brought to light that any prospective Ant-Man 4 should go back to its foundations — a sentiment shared by both fans and viewers. This is heavily supported by the overwhelmingly positive response for the third installment of this franchise.
Today’s Marvel round-up concludes here, though be sure to check back tomorrow for a breakdown of the aftermath from Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
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