Both films, due from Marvel Studios in 2023, have traded opening dates based on their respective progress through production.
The Marvels was originally slated for a Feb. 17, 2023 release. Quantumania was scheduled to open July 28, 2023. According to Variety, the two films will now trade places, primarily because Quantumania is “further along in its creative process than The Marvels[. T]he former has wrapped principal photography while The Marvels still has a bit more to go.”
Quantumania is the third film in the ongoing Ant-Man series. Peyton Reed (Ant-Man and its sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp) returns to direct, with Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Douglas, Jonathan Majors, and Kathryn Newton set to star.
The Marvels is a direct sequel to 2019’s Captain Marvel. Candyman helmer Nic DaCosta directs, with Brie Larson returning as Captain Marvel, alongside co-stars Samuel L. Jackson, Teyonah Garris, and Iman Vellani.