Ant-Man 3’s Failure Sparks Marvel Studios’ Crisis: Phase 6 Under Scrutiny

Explore How Ant-man 3’s Struggles Have Prompted Major Changes In Marvel Studios’ Approach To Phase 6

By Amitabh Mukherji
May 19,2023

Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania faced significant disappointment both critically and commercially, leading to the lowest Rotten Tomatoes critic score for an MCU movie and a lackluster box office performance. The film’s struggles, however, will drive essential improvements in Marvel Studios’ execution for Phase 6 and future projects.

Impact Of Ant-Man 3’s Reception On Marvel Studios

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The disappointing drop in box office numbers for Ant-Man 3 directly correlates with the film’s criticisms. This emphasizes the growing influence of word-of-mouth and its effect on box office success. In contrast, the universally praised Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 demonstrates the importance of high-quality productions. Marvel Studios, facing concerns about the superhero genre’s future, will prioritize quality control in future releases across Phases 5 and 6.

Marvel’s Measures To Avoid Another Ant-Man 3 Scenario

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Marvel Studios, acknowledging the need for improvement, is taking steps to address the situation. The studio has replaced writers on Blade, Thunderbolts, and Fantastic Four, signaling a shift in script strategy. As Marvel Studios seeks more experienced veterans, writer Jeff Loveness’s involvement in Avengers 5 may be reconsidered, given Ant-Man 3’s response. Michael Waldron’s position as the writer for Avengers: Secret Wars could also be uncertain, despite his success with Loki and Doctor Strange 2.

Changes In VFX And Visual Development

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Marvel Studios recognizes the need for improvement in the visual effects (VFX) department. The Marvels’ delay allows additional time for post-production and VFX work. Moreover, the utilization of The Volume technology in Thor: Love and Thunder and Ant-Man 3, which received mixed reviews, may be less prevalent in future MCU projects. Marvel Studios aims to address VFX-related backlash and deliver visuals that meet audience expectations.