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Disney Moves 'Ant Man' Release to Summer 2015

Disney pushes up the release date of Marvel's upcoming project from November 6, 2015, to July 31, 2015.


Disney is pushing up the release date of Marvel's upcoming live action project, Ant Man, from November 6, 2015, to July 31, 2015, according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter.

Edgar Wright is directing the feature based on the Marvel comics character Henry Pym, a brilliant scientist who invents a way to change size. But when that experiment goes awry, he discovers a way to communicate with insects.

With the November release date, the superhero movie would have gone up against the next Bond film, which will see the return of director Sam Mendes and star Daniel Craig. Mendes' previous Bond film, Skyfall, was a box office behemoth, bringing in more than $1 billion worldwide. Fox's untitled Peanuts movie also opens on that date.

The new July 2015 date only has one other film slated for release -- Peregrine's Home for Peculiars.

It will be a crowded superhero summer. Marvel's ensemble superhero sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron, hits theaters earlier that summer, on May 1, 2015. Also, Warner Bros.' currently untitled Superman and Batman feature starring Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck is scheduled to open on July 17, 2015.

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.