Originally Posted by Malcolm Reynold
Because having it further away leaves more time for marketing as well as just letting the audience breathe. Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk were released within a month of each other and the result was nobody went to go see The Incredible Hulk. That's not something Marvel wants with such a risky character like Ant Man.
I was under the impression no one went to see hulk for two major other reasons(ang lee's existence and the films' quality in itself).
It's an interesting point though. I find myself curious just how much worse IM3 would have done had it opened 2 months after Avengers in 2012(ignoring TDKR).
Seems like you wanna ride that hype wave fast and ready no?