Batman won’t be the only superhero squaring off against Superman in 2015. The Man of Steel now needs to worry about Ant-Man as well.
Originally set to hit theaters on November 6, 2015, Marvel’s “Ant-Man” has been moved ahead a few months and will now open on July 31, 2015, according to EW.com.
The move places the film in the wake of the all-but-guaranteed box office hit tentatively known as “Batman vs. Superman.” The Zack Snyder-directed “Man of Steel” sequel hits theaters July 17.
However, “Ant-Man’s” rescheduling also means it will steer clear of other expected box office juggernauts such as Bond 24 (November 6) and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part II” (November 20).
Meanwhile, Marvel’s other 2015 release — “Avengers: Age of Ultron” — is set for May 1, and will likely still be playing will into July.
Adding to one of the most crowded movie years on record, “Star Wars: Episode VII” has been rumored to be aiming for a fall 2015 release.
“Ant-Man” is being directed and co-written by Edgar Wright (“The World”s End”), and is rumored to be starring Wright’s frequent collaborator Simon Pegg, although nothing has been confirmed.