When Batman vs. Superman moved to 2016, it opened up its release date for another movie to capitalize on the nice post-Fourth of July weekend. It ended up being Marvel who jumped at the new opportunity and changed the Ant-Man release date from July 31 to the July 17 weekend. This will give Ant-Man, who has started getting some nice publicity a few more weeks of prime summer real estate.
The new Ant-Man release date will put it out two weeks after Terminator: Gensesis and put it head-to-head with Joe Wright’s Peter Pan movie. However, the release gives Marvel’s second movie of 2015 at least three nice weekends (depending on whether you think Peregrine’s Home for Peculiars will effect it). August 7 is when Assassins Creed comes out, and that should be the only thing that could slow down Ant-Man.
This is great news because the movie was originally set for an early November release and was moved to the end of July, a much better placement for a action movie. Moving it closer to the 4th of July is even better. This means that Disney has faith in the movie.
Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, the hero of the movie, and Michael Douglas is Hank Pym, the original Ant-Man from the comics. Are you looking forward to Ant-Man? Will the new Ant-Man release date ensure the Marvel movie will be successful? Let us know what you think in the comments below.