Part of me likes to think this is Disney saying, “Oh, you’re going to move your 2015 superhero movie to the same day as our superhero movie in 2016? Well. we’ll move our superhero movie in 2015 to crush your fairy tale movie in 2015. THHHBBBPPPTTT!!!!”
Bleeding Cool has the news that Disney will be giving us Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man about two weeks quicker than originally expected, moving the film from July 31, 2015 to July 17, 2015.This was the spot formerly occupied by Warner Brothers’ Batman vs. Superman and currently occupied by the studios Joe Wright’s Pan. I guess we’ll all find out which of the two Wrights come out wrong then.
The last time Marvel moved a release date for its films, it was in 2010 when it moved Thor from 2010 to 2011 and Captain America and The Avengers from 2011 to 2012. This might not be the only movie Marvel makes. Warners has moved Batman vs. Superman to May 6, 2016. the same day as the as yet unspecified Marvel Phase III film. We’ll have to see which film keeps that date when the dust settles.
ANT-MAN Moves Up To July 17, 2015 http://t.co/fSg0NmlABk
I think the real ballsy move is Warners’ for putting BATMAN VS SUPERMAN right on the weekend that Marvel has staked claim to over the last several years. Marvel has done well tying their releases to the same weekend of Free Comic Book Day and it looks like Warners wants to get a bit of that magic as well.
I think it’s going to fail, and fail badly. It makes them look more like the remora of the comic book film world.
I hope its a bust for DC and if the rumors are true I hope FF dies a horrible death
Glancing quickly at what has already been announced for the summer of 2016 and it is already starting to get crowded. Marvel pretty much has May/June staked out with Untitled on May 6, X-Men: Apocalypse on May 27 and Spider-Man 3 on June 10.