There hasn’t been much to complain about when it comes to what Marvel is doing with their cinematic universe. Phase two has really just begun with Iron Man 3 behind us and coming up on Thor: The Dark World faster than we think. The third phase was set to start with an Ant-Man movie directed by Edgar Wright (the beyond perfect choice) on November 6, 2015, but now according to Deadline the film will instead be moved up more than three months to July 31, 2015.
Here is Deadline’s report:
This isn’t terribly big news, but it does bring up some questions as to why they decided upon this. The biggest thing to be noted is that this leaves only three months between Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man. That gives very little breathing room between the phases. Marvel has been on top and I’m sure will continue to be, but to crowd the summer with more Marvel movies seems like a cluster that will become tiresome very quickly. If this happens, why not have an Avengers movie every year? It kind of defeats the purpose of anticipation.
Out of all the projects Marvel has on their list, Ant-Man is one of the most anticipated and I have no doubt that Edgar Wright will bring us a great film; I just want a much bigger build up. More news will surly be coming (hopefully some on casting), and maybe there will be an official announcement as to why they decided to make this change.