Geek Stuff: Marvel Movie Updates!
I stumbled upon this upon browsing the AOTS (Attack of the Show) blogs and something interesting caught my attention. It seems that when Sony Pictures Entertainment formally announced the release date of Spider-man 4 on May 6, 2011. This made Marvel Studios adjust the release dates of the other four super-hero movies in the works. Here’s the full article from IESB.net:
Marvel released a slew of new release dates for its films early today including THOR, THE AVENGERS and SPIDER-MAN 4!Paving the way for the production and release of “The Avengers,” Marvel announced today an adjusted release pipeline for its self-produced feature film properties that reflects the first time individual super hero characters and story arcs will be inter-woven and culminate in a multi-character motion picture.
Separately, Marvel Studios confirmed today that Sony Pictures Entertainment will release “Spider-Man 4” on May 6, 2011. Additionally, Marvel Studios has revised the release dates for “Thor” and “The First Avenger: Captain America” as part of its release strategy for an uninterrupted road to “The Avengers,” now debuting May 4, 2012.
A Marvel character-based film will now launch the summer box office season for three years in a row, from 2010 through 2012.
“This new schedule strongly sequences Marvel’s movie debut dates, big screen character introductions and momentum. It maximizes the visibility of our single character-focused films, leading to the highly anticipated release of the multi-character ‘The Avengers’ film in 2012,” said David Maisel, Chairman, Marvel Studios.
Sony Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ “Spider-Man 4” is slated for May 6, 2011. To date, all three motion pictures in the phenomenally successful “Spider-Man” franchise have generated nearly $2.5 billion worldwide theatrically.
Below is Marvel Studios’ 2010-2012 updated release schedule for its slate of self-produced and financed feature films:
Marvel Studios Feature Film Pipeline
Film/Character Prior Release Date Current Release Date
IRON MAN 2 May 7, 2010 May 7, 2010
THOR July 16, 2010 June 17, 2011
CAPTAIN AMERICA May 6, 2011 July 22, 2011
THE AVENGERS July 15, 2011 May 4, 2012
The release date for IRON MAN 2 remains unchanged. IRON MAN 2 is the sequel to the blockbuster film, IRON MAN, which has grossed nearly $600 million worldwide.Also, yesterday Scarlett Johansson was also confirmed for IRON MAN 2 as Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow.