Posted on Monday, June 24th, 2013 by Germain Lussier
Over the past few weeks, movie studios have been hungrily gobbling up prime release dates through the end of the decade. Studios like Sony and Disney have given release dates as far ahead as 2018 to big-time sequels and films with no titles. It’s getting a bit ridiculous.
One of the most exciting studios planting those flags is Marvel Studios. We know their Phase Two will end on May 1, 2015 with The Avengers 2 and Phase Three will start on November 6, 2015 with Ant-Man. Last week, they revealed two new movies will be out May 6, 2016 and May 5, 2017. Now, they’ve added another film to 2016. The new one will arrive on July 6, 2016, to be exact.
Marvel’s parent company, Disney, also dated one of its biggest upcoming films. Kenneth Branagh‘s Cinderella will now be released March 13, 2015.
Exhibitor Relations posted the news of the new release dates.
Kenneth Branagh‘s live-action Disney film, Cinderella, stars Helena Bonham Carter, Lily James, Richard Madden and Cate Blanchett. The March 13, 2015 release date is the same time frame the studio used to great success with Alice in Wonderland,
John Carter, and Oz the Great and Powerful. Plus, with a summer of 2015 that is already way too busy, this will give the film plenty of time to breathe before Disney has to concentrate on Star Wars, Avengers and Pirates.
The real news here is Marvel, who’s schedule currently looks like this:
- Thor: The Dark World on November 8
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014
- Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014
- The Avengers 2 on May 1, 2015 (end of Phase Two)
- Ant-Man on November 6, 2015 (beginning of Phase Three)
- Untitled on May 6, 2016
- Untitled on July 6, 2016
- Untitled on May 5 2017
The only film we know won’t be one of those untitled films is Iron Man 4. In case you forgot, Robert Downey Jr. recently signed a deal to appear in The Avengers 2 and 3, but not a fourth Iron Man, which suggests that film is not happening. Among the likely candidates are Doctor Strange, a Guardians of the Galaxy sequel, a Hulk standalone film and either a third Thor or Captain America film.
Odds are we’ll know more in a month when Marvel takes the big stage at San Diego Comic-Con. But for now, speculate below.