As many of you know, WB and DC have delayed the untitled Superman and Batman film from July 17, 2015 to May 6, 2016, for vague reasons. Many people have already devised their own theories, most of them being pretty ridiculous. Not that it matters, because once again, Marvel has stolen DC’s thunder by announcing that Ant-Man will take the place of the two icons.
Ant-Man will now be released on July 17, 2015, filling the superhero gap left by DC’s heavyweights. The news set the web on fire, as many Marvel fans cheered, and DC fans booed at Marvel and Disney’s guts! Admittedly, it is a pretty ballsy move from Marvel. With that said, the Superman and Batman film’s new date is said to coincide with an unnamed Marvel film, so I guess its even.
And for people who don’t care about the rivalry, its still good news, because this means the wait between Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man will be lessened. Fans won’t have to suffer a long wait like with Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World.
Disney and WB will still be competing though, since July 17 also sees the opening of the new Peter Pan film from WB. Fans are already debating which film will triumph at the box office. My money is on the shrinking hero, but Peter Pan is a classic, and Alice in Wonderland cracked a billion at the box office, so who knows?
Ant-Man is being directed by Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), and the confirmed cast members include Paul Rudd as Scott Lang and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym. The film will be the twelfth film in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe), and the first in “Phase 3”.
Ant-Man has not been Marvel’s most hyped film, but after all this recent discussion, I think people are starting to look forward to it. I hope it does well.