'Captain America 2' Box Office Forecast and A May 2016 'Captain America 3' Release Date

'Captain America 3' might be releasing in May 2016 as early box office forecasts see 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' earning $80 million in its opening weekend.

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Today is the world premiere of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the cast and crew along with loads of celebrities will be attending the red carpet event in just a few hours. The Captain America sequel not only represents the first Marvel film release of 2014, but it's the first Phase 2 film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to delve back into the shared continuity of the franchise as a whole, bridging the gap between The Avengers and its 2015 sequel, Age of Ultron.

Chris Evans returns as the titular hero, joined by several important allies in fellow Avenger Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and new character Falcon (Anthony Mackie) as they take on a mysterious threat spearheaded in the field by The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan). The studio has the utmost confidence in the spring release, having signed directors Anthony and Joe Russo, along with writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, to begin work already on Captain America 3.

Combined with the immensely positive early reactions from media who screened Captain America: The Winter Soldier earlier this week ahead of the press junket, and it's no surprise that Marvel Studios is fast-tracking a three-quel to begin shooting in 2015, that is, according to the Russos who revealed that in an interview with the New York Post's Reed Tucker.