Ant-Man Film is an American superhero film based on the Marvel Comic character of the same name. It is directed and written by Peyton Wood and produced by Kevin Feige.
Ant-Man Film has been rated PG-13 for the content shown in the movie. It has two sequels by the name of Ant-Man and the Wasp and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania respectively. Read about Marvel Movie in order to watch here.
Ant-Man Film Plot
This movie revolves around Scott Lang who is on his journey to embrace his inner hero. Scoot has an amazing power by which he can shrink in size but increase in power. In this movie, a character named Dr. Hank Pym is seen protecting the secret of an ant-man from this world as he believes that this world might use his powers to fulfill their evil plans.
Marketing of Ant-Man Film
In the month of March 2014, ABC released a 60 minutes tv special titled Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe. In this tv special, the viewers got a sneak peek of Ant-Man. In November 2015, ABC again aired a tv special by the name of Marvel 75 years: From Pulp to Pop! This tv special consists of behind the scene clips of Ant-Man.
The premiere of Ant-Man was organized at Dolby Theatre In Hollywood on June 26, 2015. Talking about its France release, there it was released on July 14, 2015, and in North America, the movie was released on July 17 in 3D & IMAX 3D. In the United States, the movie was released in more than 3,798 theatres including 3,100 3D theatres, 361 IMAX screens, and also 133 D-Box screens.
Development of Ant-Man Film
The making of Ant-Man started in the year 1980. It was Stan Lee (co-writer of Ant-Man) who got the idea and pitched the idea to New World Pictures. New World is the parent company of Marvel Comic. However, at that time they dropped this idea as Walt Disney Studios was also making a film that was quite similar to Ant-Man.
In the year 2000, Howard Stern met Marvel and purchase the rights to Ant-Man. Later, in the same year, Artisan Entertainment made an official announcement that they confirmed a deal with Marvel and they will make the movie Ant-Man together.
The Cast of Ant-Man
Following is the list of the star cast of the movie along with the names of the characters portrayed by them:
- Paul Rudd as Scott Lang / Ant-Man
- Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne
- Corey Stoll as Darren Cross / Yellowjacket
- Bobby Cannavale as Jim Paxton
- Michael Peña as Luis
- Tip “T.I.” Harris as Dave
- Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson / Falcon
- Wood Harris as Gale
- Judy Greer as Maggie
- David Dastmalchian as Kurt
- Michael Douglas as Hank Pym
- John Slattery as John Slattery
- Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter
Box Office Collection
The Ant-Man was produced with a budget of $130-169.3 million. Talking about its box office collection, the film earned a total of $519.3 million worldwide. In The United States and Canada, the movie generated $180.2 million, and in other countries, it managed to generate $339.1 million.
On August 18, 2014, the principal photography of the film was started and the working title was Bigfoot. Some scenes of the film were shot in Tenderloin and in Buena Vista Park also. Till the end of September, the makers decided to shift the location to Pinewood Atlanta studios, situated in Georgia.
Some parts of the movie were also shot in Downtown Atlanta and also in San Francisco. In the month of October 2014, it was revealed by the makers that Martin Donovan will be seen playing a role in the coming Ant-Man.
“It’s not. The truth is the phases mean a lot to me and some people but…Civil War is the start of Phase Three. It just is. And Ant-Man is a different kind of culmination of Phase Two because it very much is in the MCU.
You meet new characters and you learn about Hank Pym and his lineage with the MCU over the years. But at the same time, it also picks up the thread of Age of Ultron in terms of heroes—major heroes, Avengers—coming from unexpected places. And in that way, it connects a lot.
Also, Hank Pym’s attitude towards Avengers, towards S.H.I.E.L.D., and kind of the cinematic universe in general, is much more informed after the events of Age of Ultron, and in a certain way, before the events of Civil War.” This was the statement of Kevin Feigs when he was asked that the placement between Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War might feel like an afterthought.
On IMDB, the film has been rated 6.9 out of 10. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film is considered to be 83% fresh. “Led by a charming performance from Paul Rudd, Ant-Man offers Marvel thrills on an appropriately smaller scale – albeit not as smoothly as its most successful predecessors,” said the website’s consensus.
Justin Chang from Variety said, “succeeds well enough as a genial diversion and sometimes a delightful one, predicated on the rarely heeded Hollywood wisdom that less really can be more.”
Post-production of Ant-Man Film
After completing the principal photography of the film, Marvel aired an updated version of the synopsis of the film in which it was revealed that the film will include Jordi Molla and some more other supporting characters. However, Jordi was not seen in the theatrical version of the film.
Music of Ant-Man Film
In the month of February 2014, it was announced by Wright that Steven Prince will compose the score of the movie, but Steven left the project after Wright. In January, Christopher Beck was hired by the team to compose the score and he replaced Steven.
Do You Know?
Following are some of the hidden facts about Ant: Man Film:
- You might be surprised to know the Ant-Man was born from a tragedy.
- Ant-Man is basically more than a hero.
- Ant-Man is considered to be the first legacy character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
- In Marvel Universe, Hank Pym is considered to be the best scientist.
- It was Stan Lee who first tried to make Ant-Man but could not able to make it.
Ant-Man can be considered to be one of the fun stories coming from the Marvel Universe. The movie is quite straightforward and has nothing that could create confusion in the minds of the audience. Viewers said that the movie has the right amount of comedy supported by a heart team of actors.