When will Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania be on Disney Plus?

By Kieran Burt
Published: February 17, 2023 (Last updated: December 22, 2023)

When will Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania be on Disney Plus? This article discusses when the latest MCU flick will debut on the service and won’t contain any spoilers. 

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania has arrived in cinemas, introducing Kang the Conqueror and launching the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) into Phase 5. The film pits Ant-Man, Cassie, Hope, Hank, and Janet against the Conqueror, who are all seeking to escape the Quantum Realm.

The film has received very mixed critical reception, with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 48%, one of the lowest for an MCU film. Audiences, however, are responding much better to the film, currently at 84%. While it has just entered cinemas today, the film will go Disney+ at some date in the future, joining most of the MCU.

Quantumania will come to Disney+ at some point, as it’s a film that the corporation wholly owns.

Only two films set in the MCU haven’t appeared on the service, The Incredible Hulk and Spider-Man: No Way Home. This is because Disney doesn’t fully own the two films, with The Incredible Hulk’s distribution rights belonging to Universal and Spider-Man: No Way Home’s rights belonging to Sony.

Audiences can expect this adventure in the Quantum Realm to make its way to Disney+ shortly.

Read: Who Plays Cassie Lang in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania?

When will Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania be on Disney Plus?

Disney has not confirmed the release date for when Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will be on Disney+, but it won’t be until at least 45 days after its cinematic release.

This is because cinemas have an approximate 45-day exclusivity period to show films. This means the earliest the film could hit the streaming platform is April 3, 2023, but this is unlikely. No Disney film has kept to a strict 45-day window.

The main factor likely to affect Quantumania’s transition to Disney+ is its box office performance. If the film has a promising box office debut and has some staying power, Disney will probably keep the film in cinemas for longer. This can’t be judged until the film has been in cinemas for a few weeks.

How long does it take for new Marvel movies to come out on Disney Plus?

There is no set timeframe for how long Marvel films come onto Disney+, but it will take some time for the film to appear. Looking at the Phase 4 films – excluding Black Widow and Spider-Man No Way Home – we can figure out how long it takes on average for a movie to arrive on the platform:

From this, there is an average of 66 days between cinematic release and debut on Disney+. If Quantumania were to follow the standard, it would come to the platform around April 24, but it could be later or earlier than this. MCU films are trending upwards in the time they take to go to the service, so fans could be in for a wait similar to Wakanda Forever.

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