Ant-Man And The Wasp’s Official Runtime Clocks In At Under Two Hours
Doing good on those initial rumors, Marvel Studios has today announced that at 118 minutes in length, Ant-Man and the Wasp is among the shortest entries into the Marvel Cinematic Universe thus far.
First reported by Heroic Hollywood, this MCU-related nugget is a welcome, if unsurprising announcement from the House of Ideas, as it confirms that Ant-Man and the Wasp will honor the spirit of its predecessor (117 minutes) and keep things under the two-hour mark.
And frankly, after the eye-popping spectacle of Avengers: Infinity War, we could do with a water-tight Marvel package that’s able to keep things bright and breezy, while not losing sight of the MCU’s continuity and the current-end goal – Avengers 4. Chances are Ant-Man and the Wasp will fall back on the Quantum Realm as a means of connecting Peyton Reed’s sequel with the wider MCU, as earlier today the director himself warned that Scott and Hope’s big rescue mission may have lasting consequences for the entire Marvel timeline.
The big mission is to find Janet. What that means, ultimately, for our characters on a personal level is one thing and what it means for the larger world is another thing. And all the other things are really stumbling blocks on the path. There is a big bad that has a very unique relationship to our characters.
Looking to be targeting a U.S. debut in excess of $75 million, Ant-Man and the Wasp will begin its theatrical rollout on July 6th, before Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne scurry across the pond in time for August 3rd. So if you happen to be located in the United Kingdom, be wary of spoilers breaking loose onto the Internet…