Marvel Moves Up Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man' To Former 'Batman Vs. Superman' Release Date Of July 17, 2015

July 17th, 2015 was going to be a monumental day for DC when their two money making power houses were set to collide on the big screen in Batman Vs. Superman, yet they had a change of plans. But Warner Bros. made the surprising announcement last week that the film would be delayed, and not by a few months, but for an entire year.  As if given a sign from the heavens, Marvel has seized the opportunity in order to capitalize on their release for the summer of 2015 by moving one of their biggest gambles, Ant-Man, up a few dates to take the old Batman Vs. Superman date.

For the time being, Marvel is heading into its prime, with nobody to stop it in terms of comic book movies coming out in the upcoming year. It isn't until the year 2016, when DC is going to release the sequel to their film Man of Steel, which in total is about three years. Marvel released their Avengers film in the year 2012 and next year 2015 The Avengers: Age of Ultron is due to come out, yet why does the wait not seem as long? Because Marvel has individual films coming out within months of one another. Yet, despite how bad things seem to be, DC is planning to reign during the later years-well nobody knows exactly when-but with films such as Batman Vs. SupermanJustice League, and a newly announced independent Wonder Woman solo film, it will be interesting to see what happens in the years to come.
While movie goer and fans alike were skeptical when Ant-Man release date had first been moved from November to July, it seems Marvel really does have a lot of confidence in selling the film as a summer blockbuster, which if anything is quite reassuring. Being that Ant-Man has cast fan favorite Paul Rudd (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues) as Scott Lang, and power house Michael Douglas (Behind the Candelabra) as former Ant-Man Hank Pym (Which has stirred up it's fair share of controversy among comic book fans), as well as the possibility of Michael Pena (End of Watch) and Clifton Collins Jr. (Pacific Rim) playing villains in the film, there seems to be a bright future ahead for the upcoming film.
From what we know so far, things seem to be playing out very similarly to the original draft of the script Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish had back in 2006, which included an older Hank Pym mentoring Scott Lang to become the new Ant-Man, and was sort of a spy thriller, a genre Marvel Studios has yet to test with any of their other characters. With the charismatic Rudd as the film's lead, and Douglas is a supporting role, many signs are pointing to this film being the studio's Iron Man, as in taking a non-a-list superhero and turning him into a character audiences will be begging to see join The Avengers line-up in the near future.
So what do you think about Marvel moving on up into the old Batman Vs. Superman date? Is it risky, groovy, or could you care less? Let us know below!