Disney Moves ‘Ant-Man’ To Summer Of 2015 Against ‘Man Of Steel’ Sequel
The summer of 2015 just got even hotter, after Disney’s moved the release of Ant-Man to compete with that of the sequel to Man Of Steel.
The studio had originally set the Marvel comic flick for a November 6, 2015 release slot, but it will now open on July 15, 2015 which is only a few days off from the July 17 premiere of Batman vs. Superman/Man Of Steel 2.
This news can also mean a shift for of her films such as Star Wars: Episode VII, which does not have a release date as of yet and is rumored to be opening for the holidays of 2015.
J.J. Abrams is set to start production of the next Star Wars installment on February of next year. However a release date is not yet secured.
It does appear that a summer release is now out of the questions, with other big films hitting theaters throughout that time.
The Avengers: Age Of Ultron is opening on May 1 and Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 is set for a July 10 release, leaving the month jam packed with high profile films.
Moving Ant-Man from November to July also leaves Columbia’s Bond 24 standing alone to fill seats before the Thanksgiving holiday, for now at least. Star Wars could still be released at that time.
Ant-Man is directed by Edgar Wright and tells the story of biochemist Dr. Hank Pym who uses his latest discovery, a group of subatomic particles, to create a size-altering formula. Though his first self-test doesn’t go as planned, he develops an instrument that helps him communicate with and control insects.
Wright recently directed the British sci-fi Simon Pegg comedy The World’s End which was received with positive reviews by critics and the public alike. Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 90 percent tomatometer, and it received an 80 percent likability grade from the audience.
Ant-Man has no cast attached to it as of yet. Man Of Steel 2 stars Henry Cavill as Superman and Ben Affleck as Batman.