Here in the UK we’ve become accustomed to getting Marvel movies one or two weeks earlier than our friends across the Pond, but that isn’t going to be the case this summer with the studio’s latest superhero blockbuster Ant-Man and the Wasp.
While the sequel is set to open in North America on July 6th, the UK has to wait almost an entire month, with Disney and Marvel opting to open the film on August 3rd owing to this summer’s World Cup (which has its final on July 15th). As you’d expect, UK fans are disappointed by the decision, and so too are stars Evangeline Lilly and Paul Rudd.
“They always do that,” Lilly told Empire (via CBM). “Then what happens is people just pirate the movie and they see it in the worst way possible, like some shitty version online, instead of going to a theater. They go in the end, but I don’t like that staggering. I’m really going to get to the bottom of this for you. I’m as pissed off about it as you are.”
Lilly’s costar Rudd then added: “I don’t understand. Let me see if we can maybe get the World Cup moved.”
Unfortunately, the group stages are now well underway, so unless you’re satisfied with a shitty online version, fans in the UK are just going to have to suffer through the wait.
From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes Ant-Man and The Wasp, a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink. In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a super hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym 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 the past.
Ant-Man and The Wasp sees Peyton Reed returning to the director’s chair and stars Paul Rudd (Scott Lang), Evangeline Lilly (Hope Van Dyne), Michael Douglas (Hank Pym), Michael Pena (Luis), David Dastmalchian (Kurt), Abby Ryder Fortson (Cassie Lang), Judy Greer (Maggie), Bobby Cannavale (Paxton) and T.I. (Dave), while new additions to the cast include Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet Van Dyne, Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Bill Foster/Goliath, Hannah John-Kamen as The Ghost, Walton Goggins as Sonny Burch and Randall Park as Jimmy Woo.