After a rocky couple of months which saw Edgar Wright exiting the project due to creative differences – followed by the departure of cast members Patrick Wilson, Matt Gerald and Kevin Weisman – Marvel Studios’ first Phase Three offering Ant-Man has finally kicked off production today in San Francisco, with director Peyton Reed (Down with Love) taking to Twitter to announce the news…
Alright, gang. Today is the day. LET’S. GET. small. #AntMan
— Peyton Reed (@MrPeytonReed) August 18, 2014
Ant-Man is scheduled to hit theaters on July 17th, 2015, with a cast that includes Paul Rudd (Anchorman) as Scott Lang, Michael Douglas (Wall Street) as Hank Pym, Corey Stoll (House of Cards) as Darren Cross / Yellowjacket, Evangeline Lilly (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) as Hope Van Dyne with David Dastmalchian (The Dark Knight) and Michael Pena (Cowboys & Aliens) in as-yet-unrevealed roles.