The second lowest-rated Marvel Studios film on Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer. The second lowest Cinemascore of any Marvel Studios film. The largest second-weekend drop of any Marvel Studios film. An endless onslaught of complaints on social media. Things seem pretty bleak for Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania everywhere you look. But Marvel Studios isn’t anywhere near as worried about things as you are.
According to Deadline, a Marvel Studios insider who was described as being “close to the film“, isn’t worried at all about the critical reception or box office receipts. In fact, while the insider knows there’s something to be learned from Quantumania, they suggest Marvel is “proud of the film.”
Marvel takes something away from movie including Black Panther, including Avengers. I can say we’re incredibly proud of the film, Jonathan Majors does a fantastic job as Kang. It’s the movie we wanted to make. Box office is what it is. But it’s not going to stop people from going back to the theaters.Anonymous Marvel Studios Insider
The reality of the whole situation is that in another week, Quantumania won’t even be a talking point as March comes loaded with major films. However, the last statement from the insider will be one to watch as Marvel Studios next project, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, starts its big marketing push ahead of its May 5th release. Should that project somehow fall short of expectations at the box office and be equally poorly received by critics, it’s possible Marvel may take a step back for deeper reflection on the performance of its Multiverse Saga.