Edgar Wright’s ANT-MAN Moved Up By Two Weeks

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Edgar-Wrights-Ant-Man-Costume-e1365011403540The fanboy world was shocked to learn that Warner Brothers was bumping the release of the highly anticipated Batman Vs Superman film by a whole year, moving it from the July 2015 to 2016. We are still learning the exact reasoning behind this, but this leaves a rather large gap between DC Comics-based films. Marvel, on the other hand, is moving forward full steam ahead with its standard “two films per year” plan.

Wanting to take full advantage of that summer, Disney-owned Marvel Studions has just announced that they will be moving the release of Edgar Wright’s adaptation of the pint-sized super hero Ant-Man to the recently vacated slot of July 17th, the very release date that the Man of Steel  sequel just dumped. The new date will release opposite Pan, a retelling of the Peter Pan tale, which will likely star Garrett Hedlund as Hook. This date also places its release a short two and a half months after the opening of Avengers: Age of Ultron, so it will be a busy summer for the studio, ending “Phase 2″ and starting “Phase 3″.

We recently learned that Paul Rudd will be playing Scott Lang, while Michael Douglas will be playing an older Hank Pym. Rumor has it that we will see part of the film take place in the 1960′s, where we’ll see Pym in his prime, as well as in the present day, where Lang will be under the tutelage of Pym. To date, these are the only two actors attached to the project. Production is slated to begin later this year.

 

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Source : Marvel