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‘Ant-Man’ Sequel Set for 2018; 3 Untitled Marvel Films Announced

Marvel has announced an “Ant Man” sequel and three untitled films as part of its plans for Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The second installment, “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” will hit theaters on July 6, 2018, the studio revealed on Thursday. The sequel marks the first Marvel movie named after a heroine (played by Evangeline Lilly).

Paul Rudd’s minuscule hero will be seen next in 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War.”

Meanwhile, the three untitled Marvel Studios films are slated for May 1, 2020, July 10, 2020, and Nov. 6, 2020.

Ant-Man’s” second adventure will shift “Black Panther” and “Captain Marvel’s” release dates. “Black Panther” is moving up to Feb. 16, 2018, while “Captain Marvel” will now bow on March 8, 2019.

“Ant-Man,” directed by Peyton Reed, has hauled $178.5 million in the U.S. (the ninth highest-grosser domestically) and $409.8 million worldwide. The pic opens in China — its final international market — on Oct. 16.

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