So after all the falderall at various conventions and on line Marvel has decided to seriously change around their release dates for big superhero action movies. Marvel says the change for the Avengers movies is so Jon Favereau can direct it himself and that the other changes are to make way for the Avengers film.
I don't know, something doesn't add up. Basically that leaves one summer blockbuster for Marvel in 2010 and then three in 2011 and then one in 2012. Does that seem oddly sporadic to you? I wonder if this has anything to do with the fact that Hulk did only moderately well and the reception the Wolverine trailer has received is lukewarm at best. Add this to the fact that Watchmen is supposedly underwhelming the suits with its box office performance (spare me the number 1 movie rap. Watch the drop off this weekend)? Anyway here is the report as I understood it:
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
The First Avenger: Captain America - May 6, 2011 - July 22, 2011
The Avengers - July 15, 2011 - May 4, 2012
What do you think?