When is Marvel’s Ant-Man Movie Coming?

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ant man movie When is Marvels Ant Man Movie Coming?

A feature film based on one of Marvel Comics littlest Avengers has been in the works for several years but there’s yet to be an official production schedule and release date set for Ant-Man. Even though director Edgar Wright has been attached to the project since 2007, Ant-Man has been put on the back-burner while Marvel Studios and Wright worked on their other projects.

With Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers all set with release dates and production starts, fans wonder what comes next. Ant-Man is one of the characters who’ll get his own solo flick, we just don’t know when. According to Marvel Studios President of Production Kevin Feige, it could be pretty soon.

At the Iron Man 2 press event this week, journalists and bloggers had the opportunity to speak with some folks at Marvel and Superhero Hype discussed Edgar Wright and Ant-Man with Feige.

“Edgar was in L.A. last week, we sat down, and we started working on a calendar of when to get him back into it once he finishes promoting ‘Scott Pilgrim,’ so I think towards the end of this year, early next year we’d start looking at early prep for that, but certainly for a release date after ‘The Avengers.’”

Marvel Studios wants at least two films per year starting next summer with Thor and The First Avenger: Captain America. The summer after currently has The Avengers sitting by itself and my thoughts were that it will be joined by either Iron Man 3 or Ant-Man later that summer. There were two years between the first and second Iron Man installments, so a two-year gap between the release of the third is not unexpected.

Things are definitely in motion for Ant-Man as we reported last week that The Avengers director Joss Whedon recently met with Edgar Wright, no doubt to talk about Ant-Man’s place in The Avengers and the Marvel movie universe.

Edgar Wright also met with the legendary Stan Lee in February and Lee came away with nothing but praise for that, again re-iterating that Marvel has the Ant-Man movie in the works, along with projects for Black Panther, Iron Fist and others we could see in the future.

Ant-Man will likely be introduced in The Avengers as I’ve said a few times over the last two years and that will lead to his spin-off film. As soon as we hear more on dates and casting, Screen Rant will let you know.

For now, look forward to Iron Man 2 and Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. the World which both open this summer.

Share your thoughts in the comments and with us on Twitter @ScreenRant and @rob_keyes.

Iron Man 2 opens May 7, 2010, Thor opens May 5, 2011, The First Avenger: Captain America hits July 22, 2011 and The Avengers is scheduled to debut May 4, 2012. Ant-Man opens… July, 2012?

Source: Superhero Hype

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  1. nice set up antman for avengers 2 :D
    things are really picking up for marvel, i hope evans does a good job though, watched cellular and it put me up on the fence :S

  2. i dont care for Ant Man but if Edgar Wright's involved I'm stoked!

  3. justin long as ant-man!

    that would be great!

  4. I hope they are planning on doing Ant-man as one of their “Marvel Indie Movies.” I think it would be a waste to try to make that a big budget production. I don't know anyone who cares about Ant-man.

  5. I see Ant man havin tons of cameos.. being a mini- avengers movie. introducing other avengers characters. I think it could work like that.

  6. Go watch “Sunshine” by Danny Boyle. Evans is great in that.

  7. Hank Pym, AntMan/GiantMan? Please if youre a talented Marvel comics writer and are reading this please get-a-writin. This character needs a full blood transplant and a very big dose of epic ideas. Hank Pym hasnt recently even been going by either moniker and is simply calling himself Hank Pym. How rotten is it when a character will abandon a name because it has sucked for so long that he needs to distance himself? Comic Fans cant even hype this character. Edgar Wright has a career making/hurting obstacle in front of him with this project. Really he is an excellent director, though his last few movies have been comedies. How will he handle the story of a genius scientist who can be whatever size he wants as a superhero but doesnt fit into the world as a person.

  8. Kofi?

    No one knew or cared about Blade when he came out. If it's marketed well (i.e. like the first Iron Man) and has likable actors in it, it'll sell and be popular. Especially when they tie it in to The Avengers.

  9. I'd like to see a Heroes for Hire flick with Iron Fist and Luke Cage, as well as a Black Panther movie. Some of those characters could then join The Avengers in its sequels.

  10. No, he´s not.

  11. I personally see Runaways as a 2012 counterpart to Avengers, with a 40 million or so budget, it already has a script and director so I think it is further along. I expect Ant-Man in 2013 with hopefully a Dr. Strange movie.

  12. I hope ant-man creates Ultron in the film to setup the Avengers 2! and maybe we could get Vision in that movie!

  13. I'd rather if the 'Marvel Indie Movies' weren't subjected to the same rules as the big-budget ones. They should make two summer blockbusters a year, PLUS two or three low-budget ones.

  14. I don't care if it's Ant-Man or not — the world needs more Edgar Wright movies

  15. he's good in it — just like the rest of the cast. not great, but good.

  16. ahh “Sunshine” — last good movie Boyle made before going Oscar-bait crazy!

  17. A 'Heroes for Hire” movie would be so cool — bit of grindhouse edge to it

  18. Avengers 2? RDJ running around in CGI suit while being 55?

  19. Check this out:

  20. IMHO…I can't believe you wrote that…. sooooo wrong, and losing credibility fast……
    What rock were you under if you didn't know about Blade, The Nightstalkers, or even Morbius………

  21. dannyboy,

    I knew about Blade and was a fan. The general public, on the other hand, knew absolutely nothing. And if you think otherwise, you're a bit out of touch. Blade was even less known than Iron Man to non-comic readers.

    You're misreading this post and becoming a troll at the same time.

    The point I was making is that most regular moviegoers are not familiar with Ant-Man and that they don't have to be for the movie to sell.

  22. Yeah… Kofi Outlaw wrote this….

    “More to the point: When I pitched Spider-Woman as a great candidate for a “Marvel Indie Movie” (I’m officially coining that term, Btw) it was because I thought the history of the character would make for a great cinematic story.”

    So I am using his term. lol

  23. ahh, lol. I thought you thought he was the author on this post :)

  24. nah…. I pay a little more attention than that. lol

  25. My personal dream is to have Ant Man in the Avengers, played by Simon Pegg. I can just see it in my mind, Simon, RDJ, Ed Norton, Chris Hemsworth, and Chris Evans. I think It'd be great. But that's just my opinion. A girl can dream. Right?

    • I don’t like Simon Pegg for AntMan but I think he’ll be Egghead. I think somebody else like maybe Adrien Brody could capture his depression and his sense of wonder

  26. I wouldn't mind seeing Paul Walker in the role or even Chris O'Donnell but he seems to be tied up with NCIS Los Angeles.

    I'm sorry but as much as I like Simon Pegg as an actor, I just cannot see him as Ant Man at all.

  27. Kiefer Sutherland would be a great Henry Pym/Ant Man.

  28. I am sorry, but this irritates me. We get several Iron Man Movies. a Thor movie. a Captain America Movie. Several, not quite related Hulk movies. And now an Ant-Man movie. Henry Pym. The most irritatingly and unrealistically emotionally unstable character Stan Lee had ever created.

    But oddly enough, no Wasp movie. You know, the woman who a) put up with many fictional decades worth of Henry-Pym’s insane crap, b) was much more of a pivotal member of the Avengers in the long run and c)a perfect opportunity to make a movie about a female superhero who is simultaneously a clothing wh*re and still an awesome and not too horribly stereotypically shallow dolt (i.e. sex and the city)to hit the demographic of women who like superheroes, but don’t like seeing all the girls in the comics end up the casualty that prompts the hero to become a hero (you know. Dead, in a freezer…or needing to be rescued).

    We can have Elektra because she’s just breasts with a violent streak, but we can’t have a movie about a character that actually has depth.

    Awesome, Marvel. Awesome.

    • Face it, nobody cares about Wasp unless Ant Man/Giant Man is around. That’s why they killed her off and not him. Although she will probably be in the movie

      • Have you actually read the early comics? Wasp is annoying. One of the major things keeping Hank from committing to her. Not to mention his first wife’s death

  29. yeah i like the idea of a Wasp movie.. but to he Ant-Man dilemma, i think it would be a better idea to use “Hank Pym” the title, instead of Ant-Man or Giant Man… Whatever it is, the story has to glue together all the complexities of the antman/giantman character and come up with a presentation that has depth and artistic merits.