Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man Will Arrive in Theaters 3 Months Earlier in 2015

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Ant-Man Test Footage

Originally scheduled to fight crime — or, er, whatever/whoever it is that Ant-Man fights on a regular basis in his comic books — this November 6, 2015, the Edgar Wright film will now instead hit the scene on July 31, 2015. That, if you’re keeping track at home, kids, puts “Ant-Man” three months in theaters after Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1st.

Ant-Man Comic Book CoverThe film, which will feature a script by Wright (“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”) and “Attack the Block’s” Joe Cornish, has no star and as far as I know, no one knows what the heck it’s going to be about.

I have to admit, the idea of an Ant-Man movie is probably not something I was jazzed about. Then again, I was never a big fan of the comic book character, since the concept of the character doesn’t appeal to me, so my reaction is probably heavily skewed. I also didn’t have a lot of interest in a “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie, either, but maybe that’s just me.

Marvel, though, is willing to bet you’ll feel differently, with Wright attached to write/direct for years now. It looks like he’ll finally get his chance, so let’s see what the guy who gave us “Shaun of the Dead” and the aforementioned “Scott Pilgrim” can do about a guy who can turn small and fight, I dunno, bad people, I guess.

Speaking of “Ant-Man”, here’s that old test footage Wright shot a while back that images (like the one above) have been released from. This vid has been online for 3 whole months now, so I guess Marvel doesn’t care to pull them anymore, the way they were when the footage was first leaked:

Via : Variety

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  • Aegon the Conqueror

    I must admit I also wasn’t overjoyed about that film, that was until I saw that test footage which is simply amazing!

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      It certainly makes sense that a guy like Edgar Wright would pick THAT character, of all the characters, to do, though. Which gives me hope it could be really good. Now they just need a Wright-approved hero…

  • Juggernaut

    I can see how a lot of people wouldn’t be exited about the prospect of an Ant-Man film. Even though he is one of the founding members of the Avengers in the comics he is still a lesser known Character. That being said I actually really like the character of Hank Pym. He is a very complex hero and has a lot of different off-shoots that they could explore in future films if they decided to make a franchise out of the property. The test footage alone gets me exited! The project to will also be taken to another level by Edgar Wright’s directorial style. I’m actually really looking forward to seeing this.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      I like Pym, but think Scott Lang was a better Ant-Man and hero. He was wroking class, and yeah he stole the suit but it was to try and save his daughter, and Hank saw good in him. He actually worked to live up to the legacy and did it with flying colors. That said I think Pym needs to be introduced as the brains and first Ant-man but passes the title to Lang so that he may continue his research, and become Giant-Man, or Yellow Jacket, or whatever name they want to give him lol.

  • a.k.a. Nate

    I welcome anything a little different at this point.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Right on Brutha!!