'Ant-Man' Gets a New Summer 2015 Release Date

Edgar Wright is directing this Marvel Phase Three adventure that follows biochemist Hank Pym's transformation into the miniscule superhero.
Marvel shifts Ant-Man into the summer of 2015
Marvel shifts Ant-Man into the summer of 2015
Marvel Studios announced today that the first Phase Three movie, Ant-Man has shifted from a November 6, 2015 release to July 31, 2015. This means Phase Three will kick off just a few short months after Phase Two comes to a close with The Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015.

As of now, Ant-Man's only box office competitor is Fox's adaptation Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, directed by Tim Burton. No story details have been confirmed, but it will likely tell the origin of Hank Pym's transformation into the title character.

Edgar Wright is directing Ant-Man from a screenplay he co-wrote with Joe Cornish (Attack the Block). No cast members have been announced as of yet, and it is not known when production may begin.

Marvel is currently in production on Phase Two's Guardians of the Galaxy, with The Avengers: Age of Ultron likely to start shooting sometime in 2014.

Ant-Man comes to theaters July 17th, 2015 and stars Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Michael Pena, Evangeline Lilly, Patrick Wilson, Corey Stoll, David Dastmalchian. The film is directed by Peyton Reed.



Sources: Marvel Studios

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Comments (17)

  1. Zak Lee Ferguson

    Simon Pegg, not just because they work well, that's the added emotive, but Pegg can do serious and could be a credible Ant-Man.

    10 months agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  2. Josh

    I still think Simon Pegg would have been great, a good fit with the Edgar Wright aesthetic. But if they're going a different way with it, Adrien Brody actually sounds good to me. Maybe Ryan Gosling or Dane DeHaan could be interesting?

    10 months agoby @shuabertFlag

  3. Cheetoboy

    Any suggestions on who should play Hank Pym y'all? I heard that years ago when it was first in development Adrien Brody was rumored to play him.

    10 months agoby @cheetoboyFlag

  4. David garcia

    Gonna be crazy, with this one. Maybe a cameo of Tony stark on there. ;)

    10 months agoby @David-garcia-67788063Flag

  5. ed_wood

    Really curious of how this will turn out.

    10 months agoby @ed-woodFlag

  6. gumperman

    Nice about the release day update on ANT-MAN, and wonderful new about Tim Burton directing and releasing another movie a year after BIG EYES! Though are you sure @gallagher, that Burton is actually directing MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN? Y'all said in the last news info that he wasn't signed on yet. movieweb/news/tim-burton-circles-miss-peregrines-home-for-peculiar-children And after a little research, no site has him listed as director, so I think you're jumping the gun again!

    10 months agoby @gumpermanFlag

  7. CelluloidDreams

    I read that Disney moves 'Ant Man' movie to avoid "Bond 24"!

    10 months agoby @2movieguysFlag

  8. Eddie584

    this is a terrible move by the studio.
    yes we get the movie a couple months sooner but its being placed on the weekend after superman VS batman??!!?? im pretty sure movie goers would rather go back for seconds with S-VS-B then watch a superhero who they don't recognize.... and whos called ANTman.

    10 months agoby @eddie584Flag

  9. Anguslovesducks

    This is great news!

    10 months agoby @AnguslovesducksFlag

  10. Cheetoboy

    Yes this was a great choice, now it will only be a few months after The Avengers 2

    10 months agoby @cheetoboyFlag

  11. CoreyB

    2015 is gonna be nuts

    10 months agoby @CoreyBFlag

  12. CelluloidDreams

    Sounds like a cheesy 1950's cult Atomic classic!!

    10 months agoby @2movieguysFlag

  13. Sean

    @OhhmeohhMy Yeah, I bet that the announcement of who will play Ant-Man will be coming sooner then then originally planned, like the movie that is coming sooner then originally planned.

    10 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  14. OhhmeohhMy

    Can't wait to this. I so agree with @sean. Sooner than later. I wonder who is going to play Ant-Man. Very intrigued. I'll think about it. And maybe come up with someone. Wish me luck haha

    10 months agoby @OhhmeohhMyFlag

  15. Sean

    What an awesome move by Marvel ! I'm looking forward to seeing it sooner then originally planned !

    10 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  16. Ghostman

    @fanboy Exactly. A good plug in for people to see Ant-Man.

    10 months agoby @ghostmanFlag

  17. fanboy

    This makes more sense then a November 2015 release date. It should be able to ride off of Avengers 2 success better too with a shorter gap between them

    10 months agoby @fanboyFlag