By Paul Iuzzolino 09/10/13
Marvel Studios has just announced that Ant-Man, which was originally scheduled to arrive in theaters on November 6, 2015, has now been changed to a date of July 31, 2015. Ant-Man is Edgar Wright's adaption of the Marvel Comics character. This seems like a bold move for Marvel, as Warner Brothers has their Batman/Superman film set to release on July 17, 2015. By setting this release date, Marvel hopes that people will go to this film and then be ready for something different by the end of the month. As of right now, the only movie that will be competing with Ant-Man is Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by 20th Century Fox. Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish have been working on the script, and Marvel seems to have confidence in them. There is also suspicion that Star Wars: Episode V11 will be a Christmas release instead of a summer release, due to the one of the most crowded summer release schedules ever made. Disney has their movie The Avengers: Age of Ultron set for May 1, while Pixar has Inside Out due out June 19th . Disney also has Pirates of the Caribbean scheduled for July 10. Nothing is known yet about what Disney or Marvel will release in November, but moving the movie does avoid any competition with the next James Bond film. It is good to know though that people won't have to wait that long for a new Edgar Wright film, even if the pressure is on him to deliver the script earlier. The UK date has not been set yet, but it's possible it could be within a week or so of the US debut. If this is the case, at least we get an early look at the film and see if Marvel's form is a good form to go with.