Ant-Man DVD Date Announced
The more I think about Ant-Man, the more I like it. It’s been treated as a poor cousin of the Marvel movie universe, not tying into the big Avengers franchise, but that gives it the ability to operate on its own as a more stand-alone “man finds his destiny through gaining powers and learning to help others” film. And the cast was talented — Paul Rudd as the lovable loser, former thief Scott Lang; Michael Douglas as the jaded scientist Hank Pym seeking revenge for the sake of the world; and Evangeline Lilly as the overlooked daughter, protected “for her own good” by the men in her life (who need to instead let her find her own abilities).
The premise is as expected: Lang learns to shrink and work with ants over the course of the film, eventually leading up to a number of action set pieces as he works to stop Corey Stoll, the generic businessman bad guy who’s stolen Pym’s invention. I’m curious to watch the film again, to see what details emerge.
Marvel has now announced that the movie will be available on Blu-ray (list price $33), DVD ($30), and Blu-ray combo pack ($40 for 3D Blu-ray, standard Blu-ray, and digital copy) on December 8. The HD digital version will be available a month early, on November 17, via Disney Movies Anywhere. Special features on the Blu-ray and DMA include:
- Making of an Ant-Sized Heist: A How-To Guide — Set your watch and count down the action in this fast-paced behind-the-scenes look at how to pull off a heist movie, including Scott Lang’s hilarious heist “family,” Ant-Man’s costume, plus amazing stunts and effects.
- 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.
- Plus deleted scenes, a gag reel, and commentary by director Peyton Reed and Paul Rudd
One of the best parts of the movie was Michael Peña as Lang’s heist buddy Luis, who has a great, humorous way of narrating his plans. That approach figures in the new home video trailer, as shown here: