Marvel Returning To China With ‘Ant-Man 3’ & ‘Black Panther 2’

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Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever are coming to China.

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that China has lifted its de facto ban on Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has secured a February 7th release in the Middle Kingdom, with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania expected to follow on February 17th, day-and-date with its North America rollout.

Avatar: The Way of Water was the first Disney blockbuster to open in China in three years, with the James Cameron-directed sequel bringing in more than $220 million from the region. The movie is the highest-grossing release of 2022 with $1.903 billion and counting.

The new Ant-Man and Black Panther movies

Quantumania features the long-awaited returns of Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man and Evangeline Lilly’s Wasp as well as the big screen debut of the iconic Marvel comic book villain Kang the Conqueror, played by Jonathan Majors. Directed Peyton Reed from a script written by Jeff Loveness, Quantumania also stars Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet van Dyne, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Kathryn Newton as Cassie Lang, David Dastmalchian as Veb, Bill Murray as Lord Krylar, William Jackson Harper as Quaz, Katy M. O’Brian as Jentorra and Randall Park as Jimmy Woo.

Meanwhile, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever opened in theaters this past November and has so far earned more than $835 million at the worldwide box office. Its main cast members include Letitia Wright as Shuri, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Winston Duke as M’Baku, Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams, Tenoch Huerta as Namor, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine and Angela Bassett as Ramonda. The movie arrives on Disney Plus and other home media formats this February.

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Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.