When Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania hit digital marketplaces on April 18th, fans were surprised to learn that it wasn’t also available on Disney Plus. Most of Marvel Studios most recent theatrical releases found their way to the streaming service relatively quickly (around 45 days in several cases) so fans were taken aback not only by the film not showing up on Disney Plus in April but also the lack of an announcement by the studio. With the May 16th release of physical media just around the corner, Marvel Studios has finally indicated when fans will be able to stream it on Disney Plus for no additional cost.
Interestingly enough, the D+ debut of Quantumania comes just one day after the release of the physical media. While it might seem a bit counter intuitive at first, the reality is that people who buy physical copies are going to buy their physical copies no matter when the film streams…because they buy physical copies.
According to the box office numbers for the film, plenty of people still haven’t seen the third installment in the Ant-Man franchise, so it will be worth tracking if the film gains an audience via Disney Plus (Eternals certainly got new life through the streaming service) or it it’s going to just reopen an old wound and lead to even further negativity around the film.