For those of you who weren’t exactly thrilled with being forced to wait two and a half years for another Edgar Wright film after this summer’s The World’s End, we have some (relatively) good news for you—you no longer have to wait approximately two and a half years for Edgar Wright’s Marvel film entry, Ant-Man; rather, you only have to wait approximately two years.
That’s right—Marvel’s Ant-Man has been pushed up from November 5, 2015 and is now set for a July 31, 2015 release date. This move on the part of Marvel’s parent company, Disney, pulls Ant-Man away from its heavy November competition of James Bond 24 and Peanuts, and put it up the even more insane competition of the Superman vs. Batman film, which comes out on July 17, 2015.
So why the move? As /Film notes, clearly Disney/Marvel is confident about the Ant-Man script and Wright’s abilities, as the Batman and Superman film is all but guaranteed box office dominion from the summer, and will likely only be usurped by some seriously amazing competition. Further, it lends credence to the rumors that Disney (with an already crowded summer release slate of The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Ant-Man, and Inside Out) will be pushing Star Wars Episode VII back from summer 2015 to later that December.
What do you think of the Ant-Man news?