Here's What An "Ant-Man" Screenwriter Had To Say About The Film Being One Of The Worst-Reviewed In Marvel History

    "I thought that was good stuff, you know?"

    Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania premiered last month — and honestly, the reviews have been pretty bad.

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    The film has quickly become one of the worst-reviewed in Marvel's history, with a 48% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

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    On top of that, it experienced a 69% drop at the box office going into its second weekend, which is the second largest drop ever for a Marvel flick.

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    But if you ask screenwriter Jeff Loveness, the negative response to the film came as a total shock.

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    "To be honest, those reviews took me by surprise," Jeff said in an interview with the Daily Beast.

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    He continued, "I was in a pretty low spot. ... Those were not good reviews, and I was like, 'What the…?'"

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    Jeff added that he was "proud" of what he wrote for stars Jonathan Majors, who played Kang the Conqueror, and Michelle Pfeiffer, who portrayed Janet Pym.

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    "I thought that was good stuff, you know? And so, I was just despondent, and I was really sad about it," Jeff said.

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    Thankfully, Jeff's attitude changed once he went to see the movie in theaters and got to see the audience "laughing" along with the film.

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    "I'm like, 'Goddamn! No, [the reviews] are wrong! I’m right! MODOK is great!'" Jeff shared. "I’m pretty happy with it overall, and I think I learned how to take a punch this week."

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    And now that he's "learned that it’s not too bad," he can "get on with making things" — namely Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.

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