'Ant Man' To Join Biggest Ever Sci-Fi Summer In 2015
Disney has announced that their upcoming Marvel movie, Ant Man, has had its release date moved up to join the already sci-fi packed Summer of 2015. Previously scheduled for November 2015, Edgar Wright's take on a much-loved Marvel hero will now be going up against some of the most anticipated sci-fi movies in years, all of which will unite to create the biggest season that science fiction has ever seen. And 2015 isn't just going be a huge summer for sci-fi fans, it's looking like being a gigantic one for Disney too, with many of the aforementioned films being released by the studio.
So just how big will 2015's dog days be?
Ant Man won't be Disney's only Marvel release for the Summer; Avengers: Age of Ultron is set to hit screens in early May 2015 with plenty of buzz over new characters such as Scarlet Witch (potentially being played by Elizabeth Olsen) and of course Ultron, who we recently found out would be played by the brilliant James Spader. Despite the buzz around Ant Man, the Avengers sequel is sure to be Marvel's marquee project for 2015.
Away from Marvel, Disney also hopes to release what will undoubtedly be THE biggest film of the year... J.J Abram's Star Wars: Episode VII. There is still a lot of scepticism over whether or not the studio will achieve a Summer release date, but even if it comes a few months later this production is one that will no doubt have a huge impact the industry in 2015. Of lesser interest to sci-fi fans, but a big budget project nonetheless is Disney's latest Pirates of The Caribbean.
The fun doesn't end with Disney though, oh no, not by a long shot. Disney's Marvel will be going toe to toe with their comic book rivals, DC, who have been getting the internet all flustered ever since they announced that their Man of Steel sequel will also feature Batman. You only need to look at the furore created from the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman to realize just how big this movie is going to be. While Avenger: Age of Ultron will be highly anticipated, Zack Snyder's Man of Steel follow-up is going to create history by placing two of the biggest comic book characters on the same screen and will surely see DC win the battle of 2015's comic adaptations.
Also touted for a Summer 2015 release is the first of Roland Emmerich's Independence Day sequels, ID Forever Part 1, which with or without Will Smith is surely going to be a big draw. And as if that wasn't enough, the James Cameron written Terminator 5 is gunning to bring back Arnold Schwarzenegger in his most famous role that summer too!
Now do you see why we're getting all excited?