Blockbuster Movie Showdown: Release Date Madness
Which studio will blink first?
'Ant-Man' vs. Untitled Peter Pan
Release date: July 17, 2015
Longview Winner: "Ant-Man"
Longview Loser: "Peter Pan"
Should either film move off the date: "Peter Pan"
Lowdown: We're huge Joe Wright fans, so we're hoping this showdown is resolved sooner rather than later. The director of "Atonement" and "Pride and Prejudice" is retelling the classic J.M. Barrie tale with Hugh Jackman on board as Blackbeard and Garrett Hedlund rumored to be playing Captain Hook. Wright has the visual prowess to turn "Pan" into a must-see spectacle, but going up against "Ant-Man"? First off, the Marvel brand is incredibly strong. Second, this will be the first Marvel release after "Avengers: Age of Ultron," arguably the most anticipated film of the next two years. If you think "Ant-Man" won't get an "Avengers" bump you haven't been paying attention the past few years. This seems like a tough proposition for Universal. Don't be surprised if they find a new date sooner rather than later.