While no plot details have been released, and casting is yet to begin for director Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man, we did initially have a release date set for November 6th 2015. That release date has now changed.
EW have confirmed that the Marvel/ Disney film will now be released on July 31st 2015, right in the middle of Summer, so clearly Marvel and Disney are expecting great things from this film.
What makes things even more interesting is that Ant-Man will now be released just two week after Zack Snyder’s untitled Man of Steel sequel, which opens on July 17th 2015. A brave move, but a smart one? My guess is that in the year to beat all years in terms of big releases, Disney are going all out to rule the Summer.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron opens on 1st May 2015, the Pixar animated Inside Out opens on June 19th, and Pirates of the Caribbean 5 opens on July 10th. Now with Ant-Man arriving on July 31st, Disney clearly have their sight on a massive Summer. However, all these releases over the holidays all but confirms that Star Wars: Episode VII will arrive in time for Christmas 2015.
The last we heard on Ant-Man was Marvel President Kevin Feige giving the following updates back in May:
“Frankly, now we have to re-write it to put it a little bit more into the [Marvel Cinematic Universe] because it was written before it existed,”
“We’ve talked about various names over the past eight years but as you can imagine they keep changing as time goes by. But towards the end of this year, we’ll buckle down and start casting and start refining the script, which is great and which is very Edgar. He has done a great job being incredibly true to the comics, but is putting his own spin on it. So we’ll be drawing on multiple mythologies for this one.”