So we’re going to see Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man movie a couple of months earlier than originally planned. Ant-Man, the first film in the Marvel’s Phase 3 of their Cinematic Universe, was originally set for release on November 5, 2015. It has now been moved up to July 31, 2015. That’s about two months after Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters.
That of course could have some Star Wars ramifications. Including Ant-Man, Disney now has four confirmed titles for Summer 2015: Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, Inside Out on June 19, Pirates of the Caribbean 5 on July 10 and Ant-Man. That leaves very little Summer room for Star Wars Episode VII and suggests Disney will indeed push the film for a Winter release as rumored.
The Wrap broke the news via Twitter.
Ant-Man’s new date means it will now open two weeks after Batman vs. Superman, the DC comics team-up film directed by Zack Snyder opening July 17, 2015. That shows tremendous confidence on Disney’s part.
Guardians of the Galaxy has the same weekend a year earlier, August 1, 2014.
Marvel seems to be driving home the point that not only is the first weekend in May theirs, but now the first one in August too.
What do you think this news?