Marvel Studios has staked out summer 2010 for its Iron Man II and Thor movies — that was announced back in May. But what will it do with Edgar Wright’s adaptation of Ant-Man?
It could be destined for a Christmas 2010 release. That’s according to Georg Szalai of The Hollywood Reporter‘s Risky Business blog, who spoke to Wright over the weekend.
Szalai points out that Marvel executives prefer “the warm months” for their movies. However, Ant-Man “plays more tongue-in-cheek than some of the company’s other properties.” (Ignore that he gets Ant-Man’s abilities wrong.)
Wright has said Ant-Man isn’t really “an out-and-out comedy.” However, that certainly doesn’t rule out a lighthearted tone that fits in with the often more family-oriented holiday slate.