Jeff Loveness, the screenwriter behind Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, has opened up on his thoughts following a poor critical response to the Phase 5 opener. In an interview with The Daily Beast, Loveness said the reviews surprised him. “I was in a pretty low spot… Those were not good reviews, and I was like, ‘What the …?’” he told the outlet.
Quantumania, which debuted in cinemas on February 17, served as his writing debut after holding stints on Rick and Morty (winning an Emmy for his work on “The Vat of Acid Episode” and Jimmy Kimmel Live!. “I’m really proud of what I wrote for Jonathan [Majors, who blazes as the villainous Kang the Conqueror] and Michelle Pfeiffer [Janet Pym, otherwise known as the Wasp].”
“I thought that was good stuff, you know? And so I was just despondent, and I was really sad about it,” Loveness admitted. Subsequently, Loveness attended a screening and said the “audience was laughing, and it was one of those Sullivan’s Travels, ‘watching the movie with the prisoners’ moments.”
Quantumania picks up the story with Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), who has attained celebrity status as an Avenger. After Cassie and the Van Dynes are drawn into the Quantum Realm, Lang is forced to confront Kang the Conquerer, a ruthless adversary who can travel the multiverse and destroy timelines.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will arrive in cinemas on February 17, 2023, starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Kathryn Newton, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Bill Murray, and Jonathan Majors. Plus, talks are underway surrounding Ant-Man 4, as reported by FlickLuster.
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