Ant-Man Release Date
July 17, 2015
Ant-Man SynopsisArmed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
Starring: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Pena, Abby Ryder Fortson, Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian, Wood Harris, John Slattery, Gregg Turkington, and T.I.
Written by: Adam McKay
Directed by: Peyton Reed
Produced by: Kevin Feige
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios
Release Date: July 17, 2015
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Why Ant-Man Is Going To Play A Huge Role In Avengers 2
The new synopsis to The Avengers: Age Of Ultron has sparked some thought as to just how the film will connect to Ant-Man. Using what we know so far, we've outlined just how the two films will tie together, which could mean some big things in terms of the original comic origin.
by Mike Reyes September 16, 2014 comments
Ant-Man's Michael Douglas Won't Be Wearing A Superhero Costume
Much like Anthony Hopkins, Robert Redford, Tommy Lee Jones, and other fantastic veteran actors before him, Michael Douglas is about to dive head-first into a role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In Peyton Reed's Ant-Man, he will be playing Dr. Hank Pym, a scientist, discoverer of the shrinking matter known as Pym particles, and a former superhero.
by Eric Eisenberg September 8, 2014 comments
Ant-Man May Take Place During A Different Time Period Than We Thought
Every Marvel movie takes the time to incorporate tie-ins to the older movies. More than winks, they’re typically pieces of real character development that help the larger universe feel like a living, breathing place. That Ant-Man would include these nods is no shock, but it turns out one of those Easter Eggs might represent something far more important.
by Mack Rawden August 22, 2014 comments
Evangeline Lilly Shares Her Ant-Man Look, Drops Some Wasp Hints
The Wasp, in the comics, was Janet Van Dyne. Introduced in Tales to Astonish #44 (in 1963), Janet was a founding member of The Avengers, and was partnered with Hank Pym in numerous adventures. Knowing that Evangeline Lilly is specifically playing Hope Van Dyne, I’m willing to wager that she is related to the original Wasp – Janet Van Dyne.
by Sean O'Connell August 21, 2014 comments
Marvel Zooms In On A Seedy Paul Rudd In First Official Ant-Man Pic
USA Today shared the image, with some insight into the filming and the process that Peyton Reed and the new Ant-Man crew will undergo. This is a shot of Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, a criminal who will be pulled into the Marvel universe by an unexpected mentor, Hank Pym (Michael Douglas).
by Sean O'Connell August 19, 2014 comments
Ant-Man Just Added All Of Your Favorite Character Actors
You have to say this about Marvel and Ant-Man: they've really kept the fans on their toes. Even with the Edgar Wright kerfuffle earlier this year, there was the sense by San Diego Comic-Con that the furor surrounding Ant-Man had died down, and we were beginning to get a clear sense of the film.
by Gabe Toro August 18, 2014 comments
Ant-Man Finally Rolls Into Production
Ant-Man has had a rocky road to production. But mark it down! Today is the day production on the Marvel solo superhero adventure begins, so says its director Peyton Reed.
by Kristy Puchko August 18, 2014 comments
Ant-Man Could Feature A Couple Of Veeeery Interesting Marvel Cameos
We already know this movie will have flashback sequences, and here is one.
by Gabe Toro August 14, 2014 comments
Ant-Man Director Confirms Interesting Plot Details About Scott Lang's Daughter
Ant-Man filming is underway in Atlanta. The movie is aiming for a July 17, 2015 release date. Will it continue to nearly-flawless Marvel brand. Or could the pre-production hiccups ultimately prove too much for Peyton Reed and his cast to overcome?
by Sean O'Connell August 12, 2014 comments
8 Facts Kevin Feige Just Revealed About Marvel's Cinematic Future
Feige knows that a lot of what Marvel would like to do in Phase 3 and beyond depends on audiences accepting some of the oddities in James Gunn’s movie. But with so much happening on Marvel’s cinematic front, we lept from topic to topic and tried to cover as much ground as possible. Here are a few of the major things we discovered.
by Sean O'Connell August 5, 2014 comments
Watch Marvel's Comic-Con Panels For Avengers 2 And Ant-Man
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige held serve over the Hall H panel, introducing press time with such massive celebs as Michael Douglas, Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Corey Stoll for the Ant-Man portion of the panel.
by Sean O'Connell July 28, 2014 comments
Marvel Just Showed Footage From Ant-Man And It's Pretty Damn Cool
Director Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man isn’t scheduled to actually go into production for another two weeks, but that didn’t stop Marvel Studios from bringing some new footage from the movie to Hall H this morning as part of their presentation at San Diego Comic-Con. While none of the material actually featured Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas in person.
by Eric Eisenberg July 26, 2014 comments
Ant-Man: Corey Stoll And Evangeline Lilly Finally Got Assigned Roles
Amidst all the bad news , dropouts and negative buzz, most of us never bothered to learn what the movie was all about.
by Gabe Toro July 26, 2014 comments
Ant-Man Loses Patrick Wilson, Two More
Hey, remember when Marvel's Ant-Man was a hot mess? Well, let the record show that production hasn't exactly completely stabilized. Three more actors who were already confirmed for the project have reportedly exited the project, including the handsome, charming and always dependable Patrick Wilson.
by Eric Eisenberg July 25, 2014 comments
Hero Blend #27: What To Expect From Marvel, DC And Fox At San Diego Comic-Con 2014
In the world of comic book movies, there is perhaps no bigger event in the world than San Diego Comic-Con. Every year, the major studios arrive in the coastal Southern California city to present previews of their biggest genre and fan-driven projects – and perhaps the most anticipated ones are the big blockbuster superhero films coming out over the next few years.
by Eric Eisenberg July 24, 2014 comments
Ant-Man's Full Costume Revealed In New Concept Art
While Marvel Studios still has Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers: Age of Ultron still to be released before they are done with Phase Two, it won't be long until they are ready to kick off Phase Three with Ant-Man. While some drama exploded a few months ago when writer/director Edgar Wright and the studio went separate ways over creative differences, the project is now back on track and set to begin filming soon.
by Eric Eisenberg July 23, 2014 comments
Kevin Feige Admits Personality Problems Did Play A Role In Edgar Wright's Ant-Man Departure
Kevin Feige recently spoke to The Guardian about the departure of Edgar Wright from Marvel's Ant Man project. His remarks clarify things slightly, but there's still some questions lingering in the air.
by Mike Reyes July 18, 2014 comments
Ant-Man Director Peyton Reed Almost Directed Guardians Of The Galaxy
While Edgar Wright had been attached to Ant-Man for almost a decade, the relationship between Feige and Reed goes even farther back. Let this be a lesson, job-seekers: never burn any bridges with potential employers. In a decade, they just might call you to direct Ant-Man!
by Gabe Toro July 15, 2014 comments
San Diego Comic-Con Fills Its Weekend Schedule With Marvel Studios, The Hobbit, And More
The Cinema Blend offices have been buzzing these past few days as we all get ready for one of the biggest events of the year in our industry: San Diego Comic-Con. The massive geek-fest will be kicking off on July 23rd, and just like every year we will once again have a team on the ground (including myself) covering the expo.
by Eric Eisenberg July 13, 2014 comments
Ant-Man Seeking A Young Michael Douglas Lookalike For Flashback Sequences
When Ant-Man cast Michael Douglas, the assumption was that the 69-year old actor was being used not only to represent the face of the current onscreen Marvel universe, but also its past. Unfortunately, Douglas is just too old to play a younger version of himself at this point, which means Marvel is going to need a ringer for Douglas for flashback sequences.
by Gabe Toro July 9, 2014 comments
Ant-Man Heading To Comic-Con
Michael Douglas just confirmed that Ant-Man will have a presence at San Diego Comic-Con, likely during a splashy Hall H panel that will conclude the evening on Saturday – Marvel Studio’s traditional time slot.
by Sean O'Connell July 9, 2014 comments
Ant-Man Hires Two More Writers
Two things about this story stand out. Hiring writers to work during production is not unusual. It happens all the time. But one, it usually doesn't happen on a big movie after this many years of development, and this many accomplished writers. And two, Marvel doesn't have the luxury of time, since Ant-Man is about one year away from hitting theaters.
by Gabe Toro July 7, 2014 comments
Ant-Man Adds Dark Knight Actor David Dastmalchian
The Dark Knight was actually Dastmalchian's first film role. Since then he's carved out a niche playing dangerous, wild-eyed loners in films like The Life Before Her Eyes and last year's Prisoners, where director Denis Villeneuve knew a couple of properly-contained shots of him could portend suburban menace.
by Gabe Toro July 2, 2014 comments
Jon Favreau Reveals His Thoughts On Edgar Wright's Ant-Man Departure
Following the parting of ways between Edgar Wright and Marvel Studios over the upcoming comic book movie Ant-Man, it was Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn of all people who stepped out into the spotlight and really said all the right things to try and calm irate fans down.
by Eric Eisenberg June 27, 2014 comments
6 Huge Marvel Hints Kevin Feige Dropped About Phase 3
While hyping up Guardians Of The Galaxy this week, Kevin Feige started to speak about the Marvel Universe's progression into Phase 3. Out of those remarks came six big pieces of information that could make even the most reluctant Marvel fan optimistic about the future of the cinematic universe for not only Marvel Studios, but also Sony and Fox.
by Mike Reyes June 22, 2014 comments
Ant-Man's Villain Finally Revealed?
The list of Ant-Man villains is not really that long, so developing a main antagonist was going to provide a challenge for any director who jumped onto the project. But recent news suggests we now know exactly which baddie will be menacing Ant-Man onscreen next summer.
by Gabe Toro June 19, 2014 comments
Hero Blend #21: Marvel Studios' Ant-Man Finds Direction
With Edgar Wright no longer involved, Ant-Man is now being written by Adam McKay (Anchorman, Step Brothers) and directed by Peyton Reed (Bring It On, Down With Love). Clearly these are not two names that the average person immediately thinks of when they are discussion potential comic book movie directors, and as a result the decision has been surrounded by quite a bit of controversy.
by Eric Eisenberg June 11, 2014 comments
Ant-Man's Michael Douglas Weighs In On Edgar Wright's Departure
So many of us talk about the fact that we didn’t necessarily want to just see Ant-Man. We wanted to see Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man. And I wonder if an actor of Michael Douglas’ caliber – who is 69, and doesn’t sign up for every movie under the sun – agreed to play Hank Pym in a superhero movie because he clicked with the director.
by Sean O'Connell June 9, 2014 comments
Ant-Man's Settles On Peyton Reed To Direct, Adam McKay To Write
Finally! After interviewing damn near every middle aged dude in greater Los Angeles, Marvel has finally found someone who shares its Ant-Man-related vision enough to do business: Peyton Reed. That’s right. The dude who directed The Break-Up is making a splashy, mega-budget superhero movie.
by Mack Rawden June 7, 2014 comments
David Wain, Peyton Reed Are The Latest Potential Ant-Man Directors
According to the report, Marvel is putting a premium on people who can work with the assembled cast, ideally someone who has already. That cast, of course, includes Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Michael Pena and Patrick Wilson, though it's clear they're mostly seeking someone who has worked with Rudd before.
by Gabe Toro June 6, 2014 comments
7 Marvel Projects That Will Shape The Studio's Future
We all know Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige have a master plan that theoretically takes them to 2028. We just don't know what projects will take them to that point... or at least we don't know for sure, as seven names have popped up that point towards where the studio might be going with this hero business.
by Mike Reyes June 6, 2014 comments
6 Marvel-ous Things We Learned From Clark Gregg's AMA
Question: what happens when the Internet is given free reign to ask Clark Gregg anything they want? Answer: Pretty much everything you'd expect, but much more fun.
by Mike Reyes June 5, 2014 comments
Hero Blend #20: Ant-Man's Director Is Out, Doctor Strange's Director Is In
The past couple of weeks has been filled with all kinds of director drama for the folks over at Marvel Studios. It all began when an unauthorized rewrite drove Edgar Wright away from the director’s chair for Ant-Man. The drama stirred up all kinds of conversations, but the story that has persisted the longest is the weirdly futile attempts to find Wright’s replacement.
by Eric Eisenberg June 5, 2014 comments
Marvel Studios Considering Nicholas Stoller, Michael Dowse To Direct Ant-Man
Ant-Man, Ant-Man, Ant-Man. Everybody wants to talk about the man of ants, and the director's chair that seemingly nobody wants. Not Edgar Wright. Not Adam McKay. Not Rawson Thurber! We just checked with your building's super, your local mailman, and Roger Corman to see if they're available to direct. They all said the same thing.
by Gabe Toro June 4, 2014 comments
Ant-Man Loses Another Director As Rawson Thurber Passes
Rawson Thurber, who made a name for himself helming the wildly successful R-rated comedy We're The Millers, has passed on Ant-Man. This news was seemingly confirmed last night from The Wrap reporter Jeff Sneider on Twitter.
by Kristy Puchko June 4, 2014 comments
Ant-Man: Don't Give Up On This Movie, Marvel!
While it’s true that Ant-Man currently lacks a filmmaker at the helm steering the ship, suggesting that the whole project should be terminated not only undervalues Marvel Studios’ impressive track record, but proves ignorance of the real potential the film has.
by Eric Eisenberg June 3, 2014 comments
Ant-Man: Don't Make This Movie, Marvel!
Ant-Man is Hank Pym, an inventor who is known for inventing Pym Particles, material that can let you shrink to the size of an ant. Ostensibly, these particles also allow him to grow back to normal size, but it took him forever to learn how to become Giant Man. That's the kind of genius mind we're talking about here.
by Gabe Toro June 3, 2014 comments
Here's Why Adam McKay Is Not Directing Ant-Man
So how about this Ant-Man fiasco? Edgar Wright was doing it, then he wasn't. Then we all guessed who was doing it. We were wrong.Then it was said that Rawson Thurber was the top candidate. Then it was Adam McKay announced as the new Ant-Man director. And we all rejoiced, because we love Adam McKay! ... But then he wasn't
by Gabe Toro May 31, 2014 comments
Adam McKay Will Not Direct Marvel's Ant-Man
If you were the lucky bidder in Adam McKay's charity auction for a walk on role in his next picture, you're about to get your money's worth. The director behind some of the most memorable comedies of the past decade has landed the biggest project of his professional career in Marvel's Ant Man. His name was one three reported in contention for the gig, and we're more than pleased to announce that he was the one left standing after the gigantic rumble in Marvel Studios' parking lot.
by Mike Reyes May 31, 2014 comments
Adam McKay, Ruben Fleischer Among Those In Contention For Ant-Man
Of those, it seems like McKay's the big catch. But he's had a major input on the screenplays for his films thus far, writing each of them, all collaborations with Will Ferrell. He's clearly got his own sandbox, is he ready to jump into Marvel's? Specifically without kindred spirit Ferrell?
by Gabe Toro May 30, 2014 comments
Marvel Wants Guardians Of The Galaxy Director James Gunn To Helm Ant-Man?
Which sort of makes sense, as Gunn has the chaotic comedy-genre chops to handle such a concept. Gunn started out in the world of low-budget Troma, so his attitude is certainly one of a “just get it done cheaply” nature. If Ant-Man production isn't working out, Gunn's going to be quick to steamroll through in a way Wright likely wouldn't have.
by Gabe Toro May 29, 2014 comments
Marvel's Ant-Man Is Still Coming In Summer 2015
The comic book movie world was shocked late last week when it was revealed that director Edgar Wright and Marvel Studios would no longer be working together on the 2015 superhero blockbuster Ant-Man. In the days since, we've read many reports and heard plenty of speculation as to exactly what happened between the filmmaker and the studio, but in the mind's of many fans the big question isn't about what has happened, but instead what will happen.
by Eric Eisenberg May 28, 2014 comments
Edgar Wright Tweeted, Then Deleted, A Photo Response To The Ant-Man Debacle
Edgar Wright eventually will have his full say regarding the Ant-Man parting. It shouldn’t be a tweet, no matter how thought out, insightful or clever it may be. The filmmaker needs more than 140 characters to express the pain and frustration that comes from the dissolving of this partnership.
by Sean O'Connell May 26, 2014 comments
Joss Whedon Just Responded To Edgar Wright's Exit In The Perfect Way
Now everyone involved is trying to figure out where to go from here, or in some cases, who to support. That choice extends to nerd icon and longtime Marvel company man Joss Whedon, and as you can see in the above picture, he didn’t exactly release a statement defending his bosses. In fact, he seems to have done the opposite here.
by Mack Rawden May 24, 2014 comments
Did Massive Ant-Man Rewrites Force Edgar Wright Off The Marvel Movie?
My guess is that Marvel knows exactly who they want to plug into Ant-Man, and we will hear the studio’s replacement choice very soon. Marvel made it clear that they will NOT back off of the July 2015 release date for the movie, and so they’ll want to keep the ball rolling.
by Sean O'Connell May 24, 2014 comments
12 Directors Who Could Replace Edgar Wright On Ant-Man
The answer is likely a director eager for a big-time gig, a director who is affordable, and a director who isn't used to getting what he wants. Judging by Wright's decorated filmography, he wasn't one of those things. But who is?
by Gabe Toro May 23, 2014 comments
Edgar Wright Abandons Marvel's Ant-Man Over Creative Differences
What could possibly have come between Edgar Wright and Marvel? Haven’t they been talking about this project for years? Haven’t they taken then time to shepherd this project through a lengthy pre-production process? And now, on the verge of full production, Wright walks away from Ant-Man?
by Sean O'Connell May 23, 2014 comments
Marvel's Ant-Man Adds Matt Gerald In A Villainous Role
As far as Ant-Man casting news goes, Marvel's keeping their character details close to the vest right now, at least as it relates to some of the supporting players. The latest bit of casting to surface this weekend reveals that Matt Gerald has joined Edgar Wright's movie, and that he'll be playing "one of the bad guys."
by Kelly West April 6, 2014 comments
House Of Cards' Corey Stoll Joins Ant-Man
He joins a loaded cast that includes Michael Douglas and Paul Rudd, with Patrick Wilson, Evangeline Lilly and Michael Pena in talks to jump into the onscreen Marvel universe. Aside from Rudd, Douglas and probably Lilly, we don’t even know who is playing what.
by Gabe Toro March 24, 2014 comments
Marvel Studios' Ant-Man Has Patrick Wilson In Talks For Mystery Role
The fact that we don't know who Wilson might be playing is definitely an intriguing mystery. As I've previously written about, the movie will actually need two Hank Pyms, as there are going to be flashback sequences that show off a younger version of the character being played by Douglas in the modern timeline of the plot.
by Eric Eisenberg February 27, 2014 comments
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