PAN Changes Release Date To Avoid Marvel's ANT-MAN

Warner Bros. Pictures' Pan, which is a live-action feature film based on Peter Pan, is moving its release date so that it can avoid Marvel's next blockbuster, Ant-Man. Hit the jump to find out when you can see Joe Wright's film in theaters.


Earlier today, WB announced that Pan, a film starring Hugh Jackman ("The Wolverine"), will be released in theaters July 24, 2015. That's a week later then it was originally scheduled for, but keeps it from battling Marvel's Ant-Man on July 17, 2015. Pan will now have to open against Sony's Pixels, Fox's Poltergeist remake, and Universal’s next Judd Apatow-comedy, Trainwreck.

At the end of the day can you really blame WB for making this move? Many people in 2014 underestimated the power of the Marvel brand, but that soon changed when a film featuring a talking plant and raccoon (Guardians of the Galaxy) dominated the box office. To me, WB made a wise decision.

Ant-Man is being directed by Peyton Reed and stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Pym, Corey Stoll as Darren Cross/Yellowjacket and Michael Douglas (Hank Pym).


From Warner Bros. Pictures comes, “Pan,” a live-action Peter Pan feature directed by Joe Wright (“Atonement,” “Pride & Prejudice”).

Offering a new take on the origin of the classic characters created by J.M. Barrie, the action adventure follows the story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny—to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.

The film stars Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman (“Les Misérables”) as Blackbeard; Garrett Hedlund (“Inside Llewyn Davis”) as Hook; Oscar nominee Rooney Mara (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) as Tiger Lily; Adeel Akhtar (“The Dictator”) as Smee; and newcomer Levi Miller as Peter.

Rounding out the cast are Taejoo Na (“The Kick”) as Kwahu; Nonso Anozie (“Son of God,” “Atonement”) as Bishop; Kathy Burke (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”) as Mother Barnabas; Kurt Egyiawan (“Skyfall”) as Murray; Lewis MacDougall (UK TV’s “In the Name of the Children”) as Nibs; newcomer Leni Zieglmeier as Wendy Darling; Jack Charles (“Mystery Road”) as The Chief/Tiger Lily’s father; and Amanda Seyfried (“Les Misérables”) as Mary.

Wright directs “Pan” from a screenplay written by Jason Fuchs. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Paul Webster are producing, with Tim Lewis serving as executive producer.
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