Marvel's 'Ant-Man' moved to original 'Batman vs. Superman' 2015 weekend

By Kyle Johnson,

With the likely heavyweight blockbuster and still untitled Batman vs. Superman film moved back to 2016, Disney has decided to move Marvel's Ant-Man up a couple weeks to that spot on July 17, 2015.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ant-Man was originally scheduled to bow on July 31, 2015. The Paul Rudd-led film will now be competing against the Peter Pan origin film Pan, which took the place of Warner Bros. superhero film.

Ant-Man is being directed by Shaun of the Dead's Edgar Wright, while Rudd plays the lead role who takes over as Ant-Man, while veteran actor Michael Douglas plays the first Ant-Man and the one who developed the technology, Hank Pym. American Hustle actor Michael Pena also has a role, but it's currently unknown.

As previously reported, Warner Bros. moved Batman vs. Superman from a summer 2015 release date back almost a year to May 6, 2016.

The Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck starring film will also be competing with Disney and Marvel on that date as well, though Disney has not announced what film will be debuting in that spot 2016 summer date.

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