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Ant-Man also released today individually on Blu-ray (in a unique black case) and to tease the release, I was sent this fun (read: appropriately sized) version:
This mini exclusive Ant-Man Blu-ray "shrinky set" toy is designed with impressive detail by Janky Toys. The realAnt-Man Blu-ray comes with deleted scenes, gag reel, commentary from director Peyton Reed (who returns for the upcoming sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp) and the following bonus features:
Making Of An Ant-Sized Heist: A How-To Guide - Set your watch and count down the action in this fast-paced behind-the-scenes look at how to pull off a heist movie, including Scott Lang’s hilarious heist “family,” Ant-Man’s costume, plus amazing stunts and effects.
Let’s Go To The Macroverse –Shrink down to size in this fascinating look at creating the world from Ant-Man’s perspective, from macro photography through the subatomic.
WHIH NewsFront – A hard-hitting collection of content, including a glimpse at the future of Pym Technologies with Darren Cross, anchor Christine Everhart’s interview with soon-to-be-released prisoner Scott Lang on his notorious VistaCorp heist, and more.
As someone who had the chance to spend two days on the set of Ant-Man, this Blu-ray release features a lot of the interesting behind-the-scenes footage which highlights the extra work moviegoers may not realize went into making the movie. Ant-Man is the first and only Marvel Studios production to utilize a third unit and that's because the film required teams dedicated to macrophotography to bring to life the little set pieces where Ant-Man shrunken sequences take place.
These features also offer great insight into the writing and creative team of Ant-Man, many of whom joined the production just before principal photography began, but all of whom will be back for the 2018 sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Marvel Phase 3 begins with Captain America: Civil War which releases on May 6, 2016, followed by Doctor Strange - November 4, 2016; Guardians of the Galaxy 2 - May 5, 2017; Spider-Man - July 28, 2017; Thor: Ragnarok - November 3, 2017; Black Panther - February 16, 2018; The Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 - May 4, 2018; Ant-Man and the Wasp - July 6, 2018; Captain Marvel - March 8, 2019; The Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 – May 3, 2019; Inhumans – July 12, 2019; and as-yet untitled Marvel movies on May 1, July 10 and November 6, 2020.