Last year Marvel gave a list of release dates for their as yet untitled future projects. The dates of May 6th 2016, July 8th 2016 and May 5th 2017 were all said to be dates Marvel President Kevin Feige and Marvel had booked for whatever films they chose to fill the slots. There have been rumours of the May 5th 2017 being The Avengers 3, while Dr Strange and a sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy have been rumoured for the other slots.
Also last year, DC moved their Batman vs Superman movie to the same date as Marvel’s unconfirmed new film, and that date was May 6th 2016. It was expected that one of the studios would budge, but just yesterday Feige said there was no way Marvel would move on that date, and DC also seem to be sticking with the date for Zack Snyder’s sequel to Man of Steel.
Now, thanks to THR, things are becoming a little clearer as the site reports that the Marvel film now slated for May 6th 2016 will be Captain America 3.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier has been winning massive praise from critics who have seen the premiere this week, and the film is expected to be bigger than Thor: The Dark World and even Iron Man 2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier is set to open in the US on April 4th with an expected box office take in the region of $80-90 million, which is pretty impressive considering most consider the first Captain America film to be the weakest in Marvel’s arsenal. So releasing Captain America 3 to go head to head with Batman vs Superman may not be such a bad decision after all. It is going to make for one hell of a showdown!
Batman vs Superman
Here is what we know so far about Zack Snyder’s new film:
The film, from director Zack Snyder, brings together the two greatest Super Heroes of all time—Superman and Batman—for the first time on the big screen. Production on the new film is expected to begin in metro Detroit and throughout Michigan sometime in the first quarter of 2014. Snyder is co-writing the story with David S. Goyer, who is writing the screenplay. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing the film, which will star Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Jesse Eisenberg and Diane Lane.
Captain America 3:
The directors of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Joe and Anthony Russo, confirmed they will be directing the third film, and have already begun working on the script. Here is what they told Collider earlier this week:
“Well now that Kevin [Feige] said it that means we can talk about it, I guess. That’s great. We’re just in the formative stages of it right now. We just started breaking story with [screenwriters Christopher] Markus and [Stephen] McFeely and we’re just getting an idea of what we wanna do with it. It’s crazy working on it before the movie even comes out because you want to see what people respond to in the movie. You want to get some inspiration from what people like about the film so you go, ‘Okay, this is what we gotta lean into in the next movie’ or ‘this is what we should move away from, this didn’t work so well.’ So we’re just in that phase of breaking story but waiting to see how people respond to the movie.”
Captain America: The Winter Soldier:
While on the subject of the new Marvel blockbuster, a new featurette and a collection of cool character posters have also been releaed today. You will find all the good stuff below. The posters are courtesy of ComingSoon
Directing the film is the team of Anthony and Joe Russo (Welcome to Collinwood) from a screenplay written by Christopher Markus (Captain America: The First Avenger) & Stephen McFeely (Captain America: The First Avenger). Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier sees Chris Evans (Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel’s The Avengers) return as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America, along with Scarlett Johansson (Marvel’s The Avengers, Iron Man 2) as Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson (Marvel’s The Avengers, Iron Man 2) as Nick Fury. In addition, film icon Robert Redford has joined the all-star cast as Agent Alexander Pierce, a senior leader within the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization.
Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1941, Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier features an outstanding supporting cast that includes Sebastian Stan (Captain America: The First Avenger, Black Swan) as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker, Million Dollar Baby) as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Cobie Smulders (Marvel’s The Avengers, How I Met Your Mother) as Agent Maria Hill, Frank Grillo (Zero Dark Thirty) as Brock Rumlow and Georges St-Pierre (Death Warrior) as Georges Batroc. Rounding out the talented cast are Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger) as Peggy Carter, Toby Jones (Captain America: The First Avenger, The Hunger Games) as Arnim Zola, Emily VanCamp (The Ring 2, Revenge) as Agent 13 and Maximiliano Hernández (Marvel’s The Avengers, Thor) as Agent Jasper Sitwell.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is due for release on 28th March, 2014.
After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy—the Winter Soldier.