In an early announcement to retailers, Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Home Entertainment have positioned the Blu-ray release of Ant-Man for December 8th. That is also the same day in which Universal will drop Minions on home video.
Some thought Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man would be a trainwreck after writer-director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) departed the project over creative issues. But a funny thing happened. As the second-tier release it was better than Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron – depending on who you asked. Perhaps, it was Paul Rudd’s winning personality. (I can only imagine a battle of wits between Scott Lang and Tony Stark.)
The latest evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time. Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang (Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
Ant-Man would go on to gross more than $400 million worldwide. Along with Paul Rudd, the film stars Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll, Michael Pena, Wood Harris, Bobby Canavale, and Judy Greer.
Special features are set to include:
• Let’s Go To The Macroverse – Shrink down to size in this fascinating look at creating the world from Ant-Man’s perspective, from macro photography through the subatomic.
• WHIH NewsFront – A hard-hitting collection of content, including a glimpse at the future of Pym Technologies with Darren Cross, anchor Christine Everhart’s interview with soon-to-be-released prisoner Scott Lang on his notorious VistaCorp heist, and more.
• Deleted & Extended Scenes
• Gag Reel
• Audio Commentary By Peyton Reed And Paul Rudd