Marvel's Ant-Man movie arriving four months early
Edgar Wright's Ant-Man movie moves closer to Avengers: Age Of Ultron, as Marvel moves the release date from winter to summer...
Director Edgar Wright will finally be bringing Marvel's Ant-Man to the screen in 2015, as he's hard at work on the project, which had been mooted for some time. Wright has co-written the script with Joe Cornish, and production on the film is set to begin next year.
The timescale of the movie has had a little bit of a juggle though, as it was revealed overnight that the release date has been brought forward just over three months.
Ant-Man had originally been scheduled for November 6th 2015, a release date that left it perilously close - in the US at least - to that of the next James Bond film. Marvel has opted instead to release the film on July 31st 2015. That's two weeks after the Batman/Superman movie.
Ant-Man is a big risk for Marvel, arguably in the same way Iron Man once was, but it's not our most out-on-a-limb prediction to suggest that there may be a solid lead-in to it in Avengers: Age Of Ultron, which arrives early the same summer. By upping the proximity to the Avengers sequel, Marvel achieves two things. Firstly, it means it's a bit easier to build on the momentum of Joss Whedon's Avengers: Age Of Ultron. And secondly, it increases Edgar Wright's stress levels just a little.
More on Ant-Man as we hear it.
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