Ant-Man takes on Batman vs Supermans old 2015 release date

Marvel has taken advantage of the Warner Bros’ delayed Batman Vs Superman (opens in new tab) movie and moved up the release of Ant-Man (opens in new tab) to 17 July 2015.

Edgar Wright’s comic-book adaptation of Ant-Man , starring Paul Rudd as the title character, with Michael Douglas recently announced in a supporting role as original Ant-Man Hank Pym, was supposed to be released on 31 July 2015.

But with Batman Vs Superman getting pushed back to 2016, that left a slot open earlier in the year and Marvel has claimed it by bringing the release of the film forward by two weeks.

Ant-Man will now be released in cinemas in direct competition with Joe Wright’s liva action Peter Pan film (for which it was recently announced that Tron: Legacy star Garrett Hedlund would be playing Captain Hook).

Meanwhile, the current release date of Batman Vs Superman – 6 May 2016 – means that it’s set to go head to head with an as-yet-unrevealed Marvel Phase three film (possibly Doctor Strange ). Although, it is expected that Marvel may now move this to another slot in the year…

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