Edgar Wright’s ‘Ant-Man’ movie brought forward to summer 2015

Superhero movie will open in cinemas in July 2015 - the same month as Batman v Superman

Marvel has brought forward the release date of its forthcoming Ant-Man film.

The superhero movie from director Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, The World’s End) had been scheduled to open in US cinemas on November 6, 2015 but will now come out around three months earlier on July 31. The film’s UK release date has yet to be confirmed but is expected to fall within a week or two of the US opening.

Ant-Man will now arrive in American cinemas just two weeks after the Batman v Superman movie starring Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck, which has been slated for July 17, 2015.

Ant-Man‘s stars have yet to be revealed but casting announcements should take place shortly as Wright will presumably need to start shooting early next year (2014) to make the film’s new release date. As well as directing, Wright co-wrote the script with Joe Cornish, also his collaborator on the screenplay for The Adventures Of Tintin.

Ant-Man made his Marvel comic book debut in 1962 but has never appeared on screen before. In the books he is the superhero alter ego of Dr Hank Pym, a scientist who invents a shrinking serum that makes him insect size. Once miniature, he is able to solve mysteries and take out bad guys.