And thus, the fandom exploded. No, not because Ant-Man and The Wasp was announced, but because Captain Marvel was pushed back from its July 6, 2018 original release date to March 8, 2019. The Marvel fandom is furious, as seen by tweet examples below from my own personal fandom Twitter timeline.
THEY PUSHED BACK CAPTAIN MARVEL TO MAKE AN ANT MAN SEQUAL… I LOVE ANT MAN BUT UMMMM
— spooky!burcu (@sweetstucky) October 8, 2015
How about: The wasp and ant-man Cancel that 10th reboot of spider-man Move black panther up Move captain marvel up — emily (@civlwars) October 8, 2015
WHY WHY IS CAPTAIN MARVEL MOVING TO 2019 I DON’T WANT TO WAIT THAT FUCKING LONG
— spoopy jaimie (@sebastianston) October 8, 2015
Yeah. You get the idea. Of course I put in my own two cents on the subject, thinking that everyone over reacting was stupid and they obviously did it for a reason. But people are still furious. Why?
Captain Marvel is the first Marvel Cinematic Universe film to have a female lead character. It’s highly anticipated and people are looking forward to it, but are now fuming because it was pushed a whole year back from its original premiere date. I don’t think that Ant-Man and The Wasp had a major effect on this. Black Panther being pushed up might have, but I think the real problem is the Spiderman reboot that was announced today as well that no one really wants at all. People are satisfied with the Fox versions of the movie with Andrew Garfeild and Emma Stone, but now that Marvel’s got Spiderman back they want to make it their own.
Then you’ve got the 3 movies all for 2020 release dates that have no names or no hint as to what they might be. People are hoping and praying for a Black Widow movie to be in one of those 2020 release dates. (I personally like to think that they left that open for me to take and make the Black Widow movie, but that’s beside the point)
Here’s a funfact for some of you about the new Captain Marvel release date: March 8, 2019 is International Women’s Day. So while I see what Marvel did there with that day, my question is still why they couldn’t push it forward like they did with Black Panther.
People in the Marvel fandom are so pissed off about Captain Marvel being pushed back that they are forgetting one thing: Ant-Man and the Wasp. The Wasp is the first female heroine in the MCU to be in a title of a film. But we’re just going to ignore that, right?
No. I’m not. I think its a huge deal and a huge move for the MCU. While they did push back Captain Marvel, they put The Wasp into the title of Ant-Man and I think that’s a pretty big deal.
But whatever, let your anger get the best of you and ignore the fact that they actually put a new-found heroine into a film title people, and ignore the fact that they pushed back Captain Marvel to be released on International Women’s Day in 2019. While you’re all angry, I’ll be sitting here writing the script for my Black Widow movie to be released in 2020.