Superhero schedule shuffle

Thor and The Avengers are being moved back…

Throwing the Spider-cat among the… er… Marvel pigeons, Sony scheduling Spider-Man 4 for May 2011 has cause the comics company to shift the release of several other properties.

With the web-slinger now sitting pretty on May 6, Marvel has decided to avoid competition and shove The First Avenger: Captain America to July 22 2011.

And despite having a director (Kenneth Branagh) on board, Thor is going back to the same year, pushed back from 2010 to a new slot on June 17 2011. That’s going to be one busy year for superheroes.

The other domino falling in all this switching about is The Avengers, which has now been shoved from July 2011 into May 2012.

So why all the shifting – besides the obvious Spider-avoidance? "This new schedule strongly sequences Marvel's movie debut dates, big-screen character introductions and momentum," Marvel Studios chairman David Maisel tells The Hollywood Reporter. "It maximizes the visibility of our single-character-focused films, leading to the highly anticipated release of the multi-character The Avengers. "

What is also means is that Sony has finally committed to getting another Spider-Man movie out there. And in two years, to boot.

There you are… in easy-to-digest exec-speak. You may now plan your calendar accordingly. Though bear in mind that these are the US dates and things might change over here…

[Source: THR]

Which of the Marvel movies are you most excited by?

Comments

    • niannah

      Mar 13th 2009, 11:39

      I honestly could not be more bored by the idea of another Spider-Man movie. Spider-Man movies are so insipid compared to, eg, Batman, Iron Man, Watchmen and, I expect, Wolverine, Terminator: Salvation, and even Harry Potter. I was hoping the Spider-Man franchise would go away and then get rebooted into something interesting in a few years.

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    • bigtom302

      Mar 13th 2009, 23:54

      im dead keen for some more comic book movies! just as long as they get them right, im speaking ofcourse of the terrible flop that was the first two Hulk movies! more action and less wimpyness! and also, where was Squid in Watchmen?!?! Cant wait for Iron Man 2 and Avengers mind, bring on the action!

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    • oONikkiOo

      Mar 15th 2009, 21:18

      Why are they even making a 4th Spiderman? I love to see it get back to roots and right but number 3 was an atrocity. My eye is glued on Wolverine and until thats out of the way, no other comic books are hitting my radar (except perhaps Watchman). Maybe then The Avengers...

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    • melnrd

      Mar 17th 2009, 0:27

      Yeah! More comic book movies. I did not know that they were making another Spider Man movie or a Captain America movie either!! I love these two superheroes.

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