Marvel Delays Thor, Captain America, and Avengers, Spider-Man in 2011

Well we sort of knew it had to happen. Let’s face it, Marvel’s initial idea of releasing both “Captain America” and “The Avengers” in the same year a few months part was way too optimistic. Today, the studio has revised their release schedule, and now instead of “The First Avenger: Captain America” and “The Avengers” hitting theaters in 2011 two months apart, Captain America will land first in 2011, while the Avengers will have to wait until 2012 to assemble.

In Thunder God news, “Thor” has also been delayed, moving from its original July 16, 2010 date to June 17, 2011. “Iron Man 2″, originally the companion superhero film for “Thor”, remains in its original May 7, 2010. I guess Marvel knows a hot item when they see it, and sees no reason to mess around with ol Shellhead’s dates. Now instead of “Iron Man 2″ and “Thor”, it’ll be “The First Avenger: Captain America” and “Thor” at the multiplexes in 2011.

Meanwhile, in their press release Marvel also announces that Sony has made May 6, 2011 the official release date for their “Spider-Man 4″. You know, the sequel that doesn’t even have a Peter Parker yet? Well that’s not going to stop Sony, it would appear. Sam Raimi is said to be returning, though why is anybody’s guess.

Below: “Avengers Assemble … er, later!”



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  • Angelmci01

    No Toby Maguire in Spidey 4? Best news I’ve had all year. I just hope Kirsten Dunst shows off those milk bubbles again in this one. Come on, lets face it, that’s what everyone is thinking. Also, after the third installment of the Spider-Man franchise, it could use a reboot. What they did to Venom and Sandman was unforgiveable.

  • Angelmci01

    No Toby Maguire in Spidey 4? Best news I’ve had all year. I just hope Kirsten Dunst shows off those milk bubbles again in this one. Come on, lets face it, that’s what everyone is thinking. Also, after the third installment of the Spider-Man franchise, it could use a reboot. What they did to Venom and Sandman was unforgiveable.

  • Kevin

    Sorry Angel, Kirsten Dunst already stated she wants out of that franchise after no. 3 (good riddance), but she is damn hot no less. What they did with the Venom storyline was a travesty but I think they did justice to the Sandman, just too bad they crammed that all into one movie. They should focus on Doc Connors and the Lizard for F’sakes for the next movie and either Mysterio or Kraven..that would be dope.

  • Kevin

    Sorry Angel, Kirsten Dunst already stated she wants out of that franchise after no. 3 (good riddance), but she is damn hot no less. What they did with the Venom storyline was a travesty but I think they did justice to the Sandman, just too bad they crammed that all into one movie. They should focus on Doc Connors and the Lizard for F’sakes for the next movie and either Mysterio or Kraven..that would be dope.

  • http://www.superrobotmayhem.com/comic-book-movies/captain-america/ ironman

    do we know yet is spiderman will be in the avengers movie? he was cut out of that superhero squad cartoon recently, and im not sure what marvel are doing with the guy

  • http://www.superrobotmayhem.com/comic-book-movies/captain-america/ ironman

    do we know yet is spiderman will be in the avengers movie? he was cut out of that superhero squad cartoon recently, and im not sure what marvel are doing with the guy

  • Kyle

    Spider-man is traditionally a solo hero. If they put him in the Avengers movie it would kind of screw the character. He’s more apt to team with other solo types or small groups. Only recently has he fully signed on to a group in the comics with the Secret Avengers.

  • Kyle

    Spider-man is traditionally a solo hero. If they put him in the Avengers movie it would kind of screw the character. He’s more apt to team with other solo types or small groups. Only recently has he fully signed on to a group in the comics with the Secret Avengers.