Friday, January 24, 2014

Ant-Man Release Date Bumped Up a Second Time

Edgar Wright's Ant-Man, once upon a time scheduled for a November, 2015 opening, will now premeier in U.S. theaters on July 17, 2015 taking the date recently vacated by Warner Bros. delayed Batman vs. Superman film.

Rabid fans won't have to wait long to see another entry into the MCU when they leave theaters in May following Avengers: Age of Ultron. Taking advantage of the recent delay in production of Batman vs. Superman, Marvel has staked claim to the July 17, 2015 date and moved the release of Ant-Man up two weeks from its July 31 scheduled opening.

With the almost guaranteed success of Avengers: Age of Ultron, it's a good move to get the release of Ant-Man closer even if it is only slightly closer. Many of us have left Marvel films wishing we didn't have to wait several months to see the next installment and Marvel seems to be remedying that here by taking advantage of the open date. While I've read some ridiculous over-reactions on Twitter about Marvel "rushing" production and "shoehorning" the film, it's probably important to remember that Marvel films have recently opened in the UK 10-14 days ahead of the U.S. release and that the film begins production in May. Simply put, the film will be ready to go well-ahead of July 17 and Marvel is in no way, shape or form rushing. It's the delusion of DC fanboys who need to make everything a competition to think otherwise.