Disney/Marvel did some shuffling to their upcoming release schedule yesterday, bumping Ant-Man into the summer-movie fray of 2015. The film will now arrive in theaters on July 31, 2015.
July 2015 is particularly crowded with the the much-buzzed-about Batman vs. Superman movie, which hits July 17. A third Smurfs movie arrives the week after on July 24 and Independence Day 2 anchors July Fourth weekend. It's so crowded that just today, Disney bumped Pirates of the Caribbean 5 (slated for May 10, 2015) out to a date to be determined later. Script issues and the pending $190 million write-down for The Lone Ranger are to blame.
Previously, Ant-Man had been head-to-head with the next James Bond movie in the November 6 release date. After vacating that weekend, it will now be James Bond vs. Charlie Brown in a Peanuts movie. Disney also has Finding Dory opening on November 25, just days after the final Hunger Games movie.
Are you ready for summer 2015 which will now include The Avengers sequel (on May 1) followed months later by Ant-Man?
Could Wolverine and Spider-Man have been fighting side by side on the big screen?
Hugh Jackman revealed in a conversation with The Huffington Post that it almost happened in Sam Raimi's first Spider-Man movie.
"In the first Spider-Man – Kevin Feige reminded me of this – we really tried to get me to come on and do something, whether it was a gag or just to walk through a shot or something. The problem was, we couldn't find the suit. The suit was stuck in something. And so when they were in New York when I was there, we couldn't get it together. So, you know, I actually asked some high-level people about it because the optimist in me goes, 'Why not? Why can't we do it? You know, a split cast or whatever?' And someone reminded that the amount of money Fox paid compared to the amount of money Disney paid is very different."
Are you hopeful that one day Sony, Fox and Disney/Marvel can play nice and do a crossover of some sort?