For Marvel Studios President Kevin Fiege, “Ant-Man” is all about expanding the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In an interview with Screen Rant, Feige discussed the importance of the film and revealed that it will be set after the events of “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
“It’s about continuing to expand the cinematic mythology, and continuing to bring new characters, not just sequels. There’s an indication that it’s probably just after 'Ultron,' just after 'Avengers 2',” he said.
Feige added that Marvel is excited to bring a new character onto the screen and that "Ant-Man" has given it an opportunity to be “unique” and to add a heist genre to its lineup of films. “Ant-Man” will reportedly feature humorous elements, like all other Marvel films. Feige also spoke about the plot of the film and how it is supposed to revolve around Paul Rudd’s character, Scott Lang.
“This is more about -- frankly, we can focus more on the character stuff instead of the science stuff. To focus on this criminal. This smart guy. This good guy, Scott Lang, who’s fallen into a life of crime because he’s good at it and because it comes easy to him,” Feige said.
Lang will be shown to have a family in “Ant-Man.” He will reportedly try to reform and do good for humanity in order to “get back together with his daughters.” According to Feige, Lang is the first hero in the Marvel universe to have a family.
“Ant-Man” will have its world premiere in Los Angeles on June 29 and will open in theaters July 17. Peyton Reed has directed from the screenplay by Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish and Adam McKay based on the comic book “Ant-Man” by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby. Other cast members include Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Tip "T.I." Harris, Wood Harris, Judy Greer and David Dastmalchian.