Updated Marvel Movie Release Dates

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marvel avengers Updated Marvel Movie Release Dates

Paramount has sent us updated (and first time) releases dates for the big Marvel Studios movies coming out over the next three years.

Iron Man 2 has been pushed back one week, Thor has been pushed back a month and a half and we have release dates for Captain America and The Avengers movies.

The Avengers will be released a couple of months after Captain America, lending credence to the idea that Cap’s film may be a cliffhanger resolved in Avengers, which will likely show the formation of the team and their first mission.

Iron Man 2 release date changed:

From: April 30, 2010

To: May 7th, 2010

Thor release date changed:

From June 4th, 2010

To: July 16, 2010

The First Avenger: Captain America release date announced:

May 6, 2011

The Avengers release date announced:

July 15, 2011

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  1. Yeah I think it would be better with Norton(or whoever)in it. It would be easier to build the story up to the huge Hulk fight climax like it was done in the ultimates comic and avengers animated film. Wow I really can’t wait and it’s freaking three years away. I hope he’s in it but it wouldn’t shock me if he wasn’t.


    Two reasons for “The First Avenger: Captain America.” It might help box office sales overseas. It helps define the upcoming movie. As you know, there’s another crime fighting ensemble known as The Avengers, and after seeing the marketing for The Hulk, we need all the help we can get to clarify our product!

    I don’t know if “cliffhanger” is a proper term. I think of cliffhangers as, like the end of Jericho Season 1, war broke out with gunfire between the two towns. Steve Rogers getting frozen in a block of ice would hardly be a cliffhanger. Incomplete, yes, cliffhanger, no.


    Branagh directing Thor? I almost blew milk out my nose, and I wasn’t even drinking milk at the time. Kenneth Branagh is a class act who has spent his adult life interpreting Shakspeare for the big screen. Why would he direct a comic book movie? Hmm…

    1. He’s 47 years old. Maybe he’s going through a mid-life crisis and needs to prove that he’s not stuck in his ways. He can broaden his horizons, stretch a bit, and take on projects that are a quantum leap (down) from his sophisticated reputation.

    2. Hamlet smells. Marvel sells. Kenneth could use some ka-ching factor these days.

  4. @ Vic

    LOL at your story, man! Keep it real, my brother. :D

  5. I don’t hate America, I hate you weakling humans!! You will all fall to the Empire!! qaPlaq!!!

    Eat any good books lately, Kahless? :-)

    I’ve been a Thor fan since I started reading comics, mainly because I like mythology. I didn’t read much about Capt. America but I like any good comic book movie.

  6. if you change cap’s name the movie will sink.
    if you change anything that drastic all comic-book fans(like myself)won’t see it.

    keep him like he is.

    dare i mention the Batman/nippels. incident.

    thank god for the reboot.

  7. I don’t think anyone said to change his name. We were talking about changing the name of the movie. The First Avenger sounds idiotic. They should of Simply named it Captain America.

  8. I agree. “The First Avenger: Captain America” S-U-C-K-S-!-!-! … for several reasons.

    First, although he should be considered the first Avenger, he never was/is not/never will be. For those who have read the comics, Cap was found in the ice by the Avengers, so how could he be the first? The best, definitely. The first, NOT.

    …Unless there is some back story that none of us are aware of? Where maybe the Avengers Initiative was originally conceived with the Super Soldier Project, but when Cap was lost & the Project was abandoned, so was the Initiative? But I’m not an expert, so how would I know? I only recall that the Avengers were created in the 60′s, but Captain America was created/existed much earlier.

    So far, Marvel has been doing it right, in keeping the proper chronology of their characters. Cap’s wartime origin & heroic battles/final battle with the Red Skull/being frozen in the ice/being found by the Avengers/eventually joining the team, is no less important for chronology. Doing Cap’s story before doing the Avengers story, not only makes sense, but maintains the consistency of the Marvel Universe.

    I’d have to research further to be sure, but as far as I know, the films have held true to the comics. If we want to get technical, Iron Man was the first Avenger (unless SLJ/Nick Fury visited with someone else before showing up in RDJr/Tony Stark’s living room?…).

    Second, and so critically important, for the purposes of marketing/distribution, having subtitle before name would be an absolute nightmare. Just as consumers would expect to find Iron Man in the ‘I’ section, Thor in the ‘T’ section, Spider-Man in the ‘S’ section, FF in the ‘F’ section, X-Men in the ‘X’ section, etc, people would instinctively look for/look up “C” to find Cap, & wouldn’t find a listing/product. People would be frustrated and irritated beyond belief at the stupidity and arrogance of marketing to do something like that (which would ultimately undermine sales, no pun intended).

    I could accept Captain America with a subtitle, but ONLY if the subtitle was AFTER the name. They could do “Captain America: The Star-Spangled Avenger” or “Captain America: The Greatest Avenger” (although some may disagree with that one, shame on you), or “Captain America: The Ultimate Avenger” (hmm, I wonder if the reference to the Ultimates is a good thing or a bad thing…). Any of those would be acceptable to the fans & $$$-paying consumers. But NOT the reverse.

    So if Marvel continues to be wise, they will not try a stupid stunt like screwing around with the title… again (eg. X2, X3, Hulk).

  9. Oh, and I wouldn’t worry about the patriotic/nationalism issue. If someone is offended by it, who are they? And why do we care what they think? And what’re they doing watching it anyway?

    Captain America is not just about the United States, but about the principles of life, liberty, and freedom for all human beings, & the courage to reject the suppression/oppression of such. Noone can ever guarantee health, happiness, & other basic human needs, but noone has the right to say you can’t have that. Control and suffering go hand-in-hand. One’s right to live without prejudice and be treated with dignity, as a human being, not some kind of slave or piece of garbage, is paramount to our survival as a species.

    These are values that civilized people share. And if that’s offensive to you… then Captain America isn’t for you. Just don’t watch it.

    Sorry for the preaching. (sigh)

  10. Personally I would disagree with Cap being the greatest.

    I think it should be just simply Captain America there is no need for anything other than his name.

  11. I don’t think it would be that difficult to mesh Thor “fantasy reality” into the Iron Man, Capt. America, Hulk reality, after all he is jsut on another plane of reality and also in order to make the Avengers movie you need to have Thor because the Avengers was actully based on the “Big Three” – Iron Man, Capt. America and Thor, just like the Justice League is based on Dc’s “Big Three” – Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman; man (Iron Man, Batman), legend (Superman, Capt. America) and myth (Thor, Wonder Woman)