Marvel Moves 'Ant-Man' to July 2015, 'Star Wars' Holiday Release Likely
by Ethan Anderton
September 9, 2013
For awhile now, Marvel's Phase Three title Ant-Man has been slated for a November 6th, 2015 release. However, Disney and Marvel Studios have now decided to move the film up five months for a July 31st, 2015 release. Edgar Wright is still directing the film and co-writing the script with Joe Cornish. We're still waiting to see who will step up to play the title character after Simon Pegg pranked fans on Twitter by hinting at his own casting a little while back. But for fans of Marvel's cinematic universe, this is only good news, and we can't wait to see what Wright does with the lesser known comic book superhero. More below!
The release shift places it just two weeks after Man of Steel 2 (or Superman vs. Batman) hits theaters on July 17th, 2015, and that could be a bit risky if the Zack Snyder film blows audiences away. The film also joins The Avengers: Age of Ultron as Marvel's second summer release (that sequel arrives May 1st, 2015), and we're sure many of those fans will turn out for the flick. This pretty much solidifies the rumors that Disney was looking at a holiday release for Star Wars: Episode VII. While December 15th was the rumored date for the J.J. Abrams sequel, maybe Disney will shoot for November now instead. Stay tuned.