LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16: (L-R) Peyton Reed, Kathryn Newton and Paul Rudd attend the "Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania" UK Gala Screening at BFI IMAX Waterloo on February 16, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
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Ant-Man 3's CGI Suffered Because Black Panther 2 Was Getting More Support
According to Vulture, Marvel Studios allegedly forced its post-production effects partners to divert most of their resources away from “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania.” This was to put more focus and resources on “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” which was recently nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.
An anonymous visual effects technician told Vulture, “In terms of priority, 'Wakanda Forever' was definitely at the top of the list. All the money went to that.” The technician added, “It really did feel like certain scenes [in ‘Quantumania’] were trimmed or otherwise altered to either save money, save time, or cover up the inability to get it done.”
While other interviewees said that “Quantumania” was not the worst effects experience they had worked on, they had pretty damning grievances surrounding shortcuts and rushed time limits. Another report's subject said that they often averaged 64 hours a week on a Marvel film, but with "Quantumania," that average allegedly ballooned to 80 hours a week.