Comic book fans will get their “Ant-Man” movie from Marvel earlier than expected. The movie, being written and directed by Edgar Wright, will hit theaters nearly four months earlier than expected, on July 31 2015, Deadline reports.
“Ant-Man” is meant to kick of phase three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and now that will less than three months after “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” which ends phase two. There’s not much known about “Ant-Man,” other than the fact that Ultron won’t be involved.
In Marvel comics continuity, Ant-Man created Ultron. However, Wright says the script he wrote with Joe Cornish features no mention of the villain. Instead it focuses on Hank Pym, who becomes Ant-Man, and his journey.
So far, “Ant-Man” is the only phase three Marvel project that has been officially announced. However, it wouldn’t be crazy to expect sequels to “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Captain America,” “Thor” or anything else they can cook up. Naturally, there will also likely be another “Avengers” movie stuck in there somewhere.