Marvel's 'Ant-Man' Shuts Down Early 'Dud' Predictions
For a film based on an obscure, somewhat silly character that received such lukewarm early reviews, "Ant-Man" actually had a pretty solid showing.By Eugene Daniels | July 19, 2015
Marvel's tiniest superhero "Ant-Man" topped the box office this weekend, surprising some critics. The film took home $58 million and effectively shut down predictions it was destined to be a dud. (Video via Marvel Entertainment)
Before the film's release, some critics believed it would actually embarrass the big studio, ending its box office winning streak. One even said, "The choice to even make a film about such a silly sounding character is odd."
To be fair, the film did seem doomed from the start. "Ant-Man" was first announced at Comic-Con in 2006, but with two directors hitting the road before production started and multiple rewrites, it wasn't clear if Scott Lang — aka Ant-Man — and company were actually going to hit the big screen. (Video via Marvel Entertainment)