Just a few days ago, Warner Brothers pushed the release of ‘Batman Vs. Superman‘ back to 2016… specifically May 6th, 2016, the same date that Marvel had already staked out for its next movie after ‘Ant-Man’. Could it be an honest coincidence? Mmmmm, well, I mean… it could have been, but not likely. Instead, it’s likely that Warner Brothers was aggressively attempting to upstage Marvel.
Marvel has yet to officially react to dealing with the as-yet unnamed movie now going head-to-head(-to-head-to-head) with ‘Batman Vs. Superman’ but they have taken a different action: moving the release of ‘Ant-Man‘ up, from its initial date of July 31st, 2015 to July 17th. This was ‘Batman Vs. Superman”s previous release date and it will now pit the highly-anticipated Edgar Wright super hero flick against Warner Brothers’ new ‘Peter Pan’ movie. Incidentally, this also pits ‘Ant-Man’ against ‘Minions’ the third movie in the highly popular ‘Despicable Me’ franchise and Judd Apatow’s ‘Trainwreck’.
The two week move presumably won’t impact ‘Ant-Man”s production schedule. It’s still early in, with only Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas announced as Scott Lang and Henry Pym respectively. Previously, Rashida Jones and Bryce Dallas Howard were rumored to be up for the role of Janet Van Dyne, but Jones has been cast in her own sitcom and Howard is set to film ‘Jurassic World’, so it’s very likely that another name will pop up soon.
The plot is mostly still a mystery, but Wright has stated that the movie will open in the 60s with Hank Pym inventing his ant-communication helmet and discovering the wondrous Pym Particles that allow him to change his size. Then in the present, Scott Lang teams up with Pym and they share an adventure.
What do you think about the release date shuffling? Marvel and DC have always been rivals, sometimes playful, sometimes bitter. What do you think about this new game of cinematic chicken? Do you think Marvel should move the movie they have scheduled for May 6th, 2016? Comment below!
Source: Cinema Blend