Marvel and Disney have been on a roll this year with their films Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. Both films have pulled in three quarters of a billion dollars in the worldwide box office, and that number is still growing. So what’s the plan now?
Joss Whedon’s Avengers is already half in the can, and films like Iron Man 3 and Thor 2 are already in the works for a 2012/2013 release, but Disney has just inked a deal for two Marvel films to get 2014 releases on May 16 and June 27. What could those films be?
Popular opinion states that the June 27th release will likely be a sequel to Captain America, which makes the most amount of sense, as it’s a good amount of time after the first round of sequels hits. Another thought is a possible Hulk sequel/reboot as Mark Ruffalo is progressing the character’s story in next year’s Avengers.
Another school of thought is that it’s something out of the regular cast of heroes, such as the proposed Ant-Man that Edgar Wright is allegedly working on with Attack the Block director Joe Cornish. Another possibility is that the Doctor Strange or Runaways film is still being proposed, and will get the release that year.
No official word on what those films will be, exactly, but you can expect that at Disney’s D23 Expo on August 19th most answers will be revealed. At least, that’s where we’ll get the Avengers treatment that we never got at San Diego Comic-Con this year.
What are your thoughts on the two mystery releases? Could they be a film we haven’t thought of yet? Sound off below!