Ant-Man Gets 2015 Release Date

Considering that an Ant-Man movie has been in development since at least 2006, it’s understandable that, even after director Edgar Wright’s test reel was shown at Comic-Con International, a lot of fans said they’d reserve their excitement until the Marvel project actually receives a release date. Well, that day has arrived.

Disney this morning staked out Nov. 6, 2015, making Ant-Man the second Marvel film of that year, following The Avengers on May 1. The studio also announced that Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World will be released in 3D.

Despite that test reel, which basically showed how Wright would depict the hero’s abilities, little is known about the director’s plans for Ant-Man. He has described the project as  “essentially a high-tech spy heist film with somebody with a very particular power,” with a level of comedy on par with that of Iron Man. “The idea is to make a high-concept genre film where it’s within another genre,” he said in 2010. “His suit and its power is the big gadget and it takes place in the real world. I just wanted to do something that was slightly different than the superhero origin film. I felt that between that and the various mad scientist, crazy doctor films that we’ve all seen, this would be a way into an origin that was slightly different.”

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  • Will

    Wow, quite a ways off.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/C7FGC6ESFN5AKTNCL55KHKZAGE Joseph G

    I remember when Iron Man was a ways off.

  • KraziJoe

    Make it simple, he “acquires” some of Hank’s equipment and particles. 

  • http://twitter.com/KennethLivitski Kenneth Livitski

    I was hoping that this would be released before The Avengers 2. I guess Ant-Man (probably) won’t be appearing alongside the team in their 2015 sequel.

  • Dkharris74

    Marvel Studios in the past said they are only doing 2 movies a year. So 2015 will only be Avengers and Ant Man?

  • JozefAL

    Point for major concern, showing a director who obviously does NOT get it:  “His suit and its power is the big gadget and it takes place in the real world.”

    Uh, Edgar?  Can I make one little suggestion to you?  You know that whole “takes place in the real world” bit?  You might want to explain what you mean by “real world,” before you get your ass handed to you.  If you mean, “The real world in which we have a guy flying around in nuclear-powered armor and an alien who looks conveniently human enough to pass for a mythical Norse god and a guy can get bitten by an irradiated spider and gain spider-like powers,” you’re fine.  But, if you mean, “The real world where no one’s been able to create a personal armor which allows him to fly and the only aliens we’ve ever seen are the products of a film or TV studio and a guy who’s bitten by an irradiated spider is more than likely going to die, if not from the poison then probably from the radiation exposure,” then we’ve got a slight problem.  See, in that latter real world (the one in which you live your daily life), scientists–mad or no–have NOT been able to create a “miniaturization process” simply because it can’t be done.

    Ant-Man is a fine character as long as you set up the premise that HIS laws of physics differ just slightly enough from the mundane world to let this premise get off the ground.  But, in the real world, it just don’t happen. 

  • legionquest

    This had best be Pym……..

  • http://twitter.com/jjruml John Ruml

    wait so Ant-Man will come out AFTER Avengers 2? BUT ANT MAN WAS AN ORIGINAL AVENGER #nerdrage