Could Marvel's Ant Man Success Lead to Slot Version?Published July 25, 2015 by Mike P
Ant Man is already a success after taking $65 million in its first weekend. Will we eventually see an Ant Man slot?
Marvel has dominated super hero movies ever since the 2008 release of Iron Man, then going on to produce movies based on the Avengers, Thor, and Captain America. Ant Man is the latest success for Marvel Studios, given that the movie generated $65 million in its first weekend, placing it ahead of the $55 million taken by Minions. After just a couple of days in theatres, Ant Man is already on track to earn back its $130 million budget.
Ant Man stars funny-man Paul Rudd and veteran actor Michael Douglas in a story that sees Rudd’s Scott Lang steal a piece of technology that shrinks him to the size of an ant and obtain other incredible powers. Following a quiet spell in the development of Marvel slot games, it would appear that Ant Man warrants consideration to eventually have a game in online casinos.
Playtech’s Creation of Marvel Slots
From movie screens, igaming developer Playtech has already created Marvel slots based on the Avengers, Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America, among many others. Marvel slots are found at casinos that possess Playtech software. Three current Playtech sites include 7Regal Casino, bet365 Casino, and Winner Casino. Each has received the latest Playtech releases in the past, so they could represent potential launch destinations for a future Ant Man slot.
Some of the final Marvel slots to be released by Playtech have included the Avengers, Iron Man 3, and Spider-Man. In the past couple of years, however, Playtech has gone a quiet on the development of comic book games.
Therefore, it will be interesting to see if Playtech actually gets to create the next Marvel-themed slot. Given the visual familiarity of Paul Rudd and the obvious popularity of the movie, Ant Man is surely a prime candidate for becoming a slot game. Finding talented software talents in the igaming industry is do-able for Marvel.