Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania premiered only in cinemas worldwide on February 17, 2023. The newest addition to the MCU might be only one of two MCU films with a ‘rotten’ Tomatometer on Rotten Tomatoes. Still, it has an 84% audience score, meaning people actually enjoyed it. So, when is Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania coming to Disney+?
There’s still no official date when Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will arrive on Disney+. Disney tends to decide the release date of MCU movies on a film-to-film basis, depending on how well the movie performs theatrically. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will likely arrive in mid-April to early May 2023.
The minimum between a movie’s theatrical and subsequent streaming platform releases is usually 45 days. However, some MCU movies took over 80 days to arrive on Disney+, so it’s hard to gauge when Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will land on the platform. Let’s review some of the recent MCU films to try and figure out a potential date.
When is ‘Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania’ coming to Disney+?
As I’ve mentioned before, there is still no official release date for ‘Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania’ when it comes to a Disney+ release. The movie was released theatrically on February 17, 2023, and the minimum time between a theatrical and streaming platform release is 45 days.
That means the earliest we could see ‘Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania’ on Disney+ is around April 5, 2023. However, Disney rarely follows the 45-day ‘rule’ when it comes to MCU movies. Instead, they tend to decide on a release date on a film-by-film basis, depending on the movie’s theatrical success.
For instance, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever took 82 days to be released on Disney+ after its initial theatrical release. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings took 70 days, while Black Widow took the longest – 90 days between a theatrical and streaming platform release.
On the other hand, movies that weren’t that successful and had mixed reviews took less time to arrive on the platform. Eternals came to Disney+ 68 days after their theatrical release, while Thor: Love and Thunder came even faster – 64 days after being released in cinemas.
However, the quickest in the post-Endgame (Phase 4) era of the MCU was Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. It was released only 47 days after the movie premiered in cinemas.
Considering all that, it’s hard to gauge when exactly will ‘Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania’ arrive on Disney+. The discrepancy between MCU movies’ streaming platform arrivals can be almost double, anywhere from 47 to 90 days.
That being said, ‘Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania’ kind of has middle-of-the-pack reviews, so I believe it’ll require around middle-of-the-pack time to arrive on Disney+ – meaning 60-70 days. That means we’ll likely get to watch it on Disney+ around late April to early May 2023.
After that, it’ll likely take a few more weeks for the movie to be released in home video formats, such as Blu-Ray, 4K, or DVD.
What time does Disney+ release new content?
Sooner or later, Disney+ will give us a release date for ‘Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania.’ But when we learn the date, at what time can we expect the movie to arrive on the platform?
Disney+ updates its content daily – give or take a few minutes, depending on how long it takes for the servers to update. Officially, it’s around midnight (00:00 AM) for Pacific Time, 03:00 AM for Eastern Time, 08:00 AM for London Time, and 7:00 PM for Sydney time.
Will ‘Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania’ be on Netflix or HBO Max?
As you probably already know, Disney holds rights to all MCU projects, so they do not allow movies to be streamed anywhere except Disney+. Therefore ‘Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania’ will not be on Netflix, HBO MAX, Amazon Prime Video, or any other streaming platform except for Disney+.
What is ‘Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania’ about?
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is the third Ant-Man movie in the MCU, but the fifth movie where Scott Lang appears as a character. In this particular installment, Cassie is already a teenager, and behind Scott’s back – with Hope Van Dyne’s and Hank Pym’s help, she was doing experiments to explore the Quantum Realm without ever having to go there.
Ant-Man is initially amazed at Cassie’s work, but the device she creates pulls the entire family into the Quantum Realm, trapping Scott, Hope, Cassie, Hank, and Janet Van Dyne there. They explore the Realm and quickly realize two things.
One, the Quantum Realm is not what they thought it would be, and two – Janet Van Dyne hid many things from them. Like, for instance, the existence of Kang the Conqueror, one of the Kang variants who was banished and trapped in the Quantum Realm by other Kangs.
Janet helps Kang repair his time-traveling ship, but once she realizes that Kang is using it to conquer and wipe out entire timelines, she messes up his core, trapping Kang in the Quantum Realm again. He needed Ant-Man to shrink and repair his core, which is where the real adventure of the movie begins.
Ant-Man and the Wasp meet new creatures – and some old frenemies in a new look (yes, I’m looking at you, MODOK), but as the battle ends, we’re left to wonder – did they do the right thing, or have they just written a death sentence to the main Marvel Cinematic Universe?