Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania writer was surprised by bad reviews

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania screenwriter Jeff Loveness has admitted he was surprised by the film’s bad reviews.

The latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe received a largely negative reception upon its release last month (February 17), becoming the lowest-rated entry in the MCU alongside Eternals.

In an interview with The Daily Beast, Loveness revealed he didn’t expect the negative reaction, saying: "To be honest, those reviews took me by surprise. I was in a pretty low spot… Those were not good reviews, and I was like, 'What the …?'

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"I’m really proud of what I wrote for Jonathan [Majors, who plays the villain Kang the Conqueror] and Michelle Pfeiffer [scientist Janet van Dyne]," he continued. "I thought that was good stuff, you know? And so I was just despondent, and I was really sad about it."

The third entry in the franchise also performed poorly at the box-office, suffering a 69% drop in box-office takings during its second week – this is the highest figure for any Marvel film.

Despite the disappointing critical and commercial performance, Michael Douglas revealed he was now more comfortable playing the role of Hank Pym, revealing that adapting to green screen had gotten easier over time.

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"What's unique here is you don't see the material until you're almost arriving for your rehearsals and this is the Marvel System or the Marvel Way. So you're a little at loose ends," he began. "Everything's a little easier after the first one because I'd never done a green screen movie before and now you have a little idea of what's going to happen.

"The other nice part about doing a second or third [movie] is you know your co-stars, so you have a much more comfortable [time]. It's not like having to introduce yourself for the first time to people," he added.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is in cinemas now.

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