Marvel has just showed a very high vote of confidence in their first MCU Phase 3 film, Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’, as it has just been moved up from it’s November 2015 release date to July 31, 2015. This move makes it look like Marvel sees the film as potentially being an excellent summer blockbuster, and one of the final one’s of the year. This will put the movie releasing just shy of three months after ‘Avengers: The Age of Ultron’ arrives, and just two weeks outside of DC’s new ‘Batman/Superman: World’s Finest’ film. The film was originally slated to go up against ‘Bond 24’.
Seeing the studio making such a big push up makes me very excited, because it speaks volumes of the quality of the film’s script, and just how the studio sees it performing. While there’s still no word on who will play the titular character in the film, it’ll only be a matter of time now until we have official word. The film is set to be directed by Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), who has been working on the movie since Marvel Studio’s inception. Last year, he surprised Comic-Con audiences with test footage for the film that was very fun and exciting, that was part ‘The Matrix’ mixed with what Marvel has done before, plus Wright’s offbeat humor. It definitely made the film look like it would be one of the most interesting in the Marvel filmography.
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