Marvel Sets Iron Man 2 for 2010, Thor, Avengers Movie to Follow

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To no one’s surprise, “Iron Man” cleaned up at the box office with a worldwide take of $200 million in its first week of release. With that in mind, it’s then no surprise that Marvel has already announced that “Iron Man 2″ will be coming our way very soon — as in, in 2010. Which probably means Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr. will be climbing back into the suit very soon to meet the deadline. The question is, who is the villain for the sequel, and will Terrence Howard finally get to suit up as War Machine?

What’s more, Marvel has also announced that the “Thor” movie will be showing up in theaters at the same time as “Iron Man 2″, while the “Avengers” movie (with Favreau directing, one can only hope) will be popping up as early as 2011 — right after a “Captain America” movie?

Here’s The Hollywood Reporter with more news on Marvel’s 3-year slate:

“Thor” is slated for June 4, 2010. Marvel is also planting its feature film stakes for 2011 with an Avengers-themed summer.

The May 6 release of what is now going under the workimg title “The First Avenger: Captain America” will be followed by “The Avengers” in July.

So they ARE going through with a “Captain America” movie. At first glance, it was said that selling a movie about a man with the name “America” in it overseas would be a hardsell, but apparently Marvel doesn’t think so.

I am surprised, though, that they’re planning such a huge 2011 Summer — the Avengers movie itself is going to be huge, but add the Captain America one to it, and well, Marvel is looking like it could kick some serious tail come 2010 and beyond…

Update

USAToday has added specific release dates to some of the movies listed above:

Iron Man 2 – April 30, 2010.
Thor – June 4, 2010.
The First Avenger: Captain America – May 6, 2011.
The Avengers – July 2011.
Ant-Man – No Release Date.

Avengers Movie

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  • rick

    Well, hmm…let’s recap. First it’s quite apparent that liberals hate any mention of America, it’s also a shame that they are so self -loathing that they can’t even suspend their hatred of this country for a simple movie comment that has nothing to do with anything other than entertainment. I always thought movies were supposed to be an escape from reality so one could just “take a break” and relax from life’s stresses for a time.

    Yet most “liberal” movie themes (once again) are filled with hatred for this country, portray any oposing view as ridiculous, and just love to prop up our true enemies and celebrate diversity by catering to the extremely offensive few in our country. Oh, and they just love the “bad guy” to win as well, so a superhero movie or just a plain hero movie really goes againt their screwed up views.

  • rick

    Well, hmm…let’s recap. First it’s quite apparent that liberals hate any mention of America, it’s also a shame that they are so self -loathing that they can’t even suspend their hatred of this country for a simple movie comment that has nothing to do with anything other than entertainment. I always thought movies were supposed to be an escape from reality so one could just “take a break” and relax from life’s stresses for a time.

    Yet most “liberal” movie themes (once again) are filled with hatred for this country, portray any oposing view as ridiculous, and just love to prop up our true enemies and celebrate diversity by catering to the extremely offensive few in our country. Oh, and they just love the “bad guy” to win as well, so a superhero movie or just a plain hero movie really goes againt their screwed up views.

  • twinstick

    I thought this was a forum to comment on MOVIES, not politics. What the hell is the matter with you people?

  • twinstick

    I thought this was a forum to comment on MOVIES, not politics. What the hell is the matter with you people?

  • JSL

    I know, this was pretty funny. Whenever hardcore patriots demand the simple rights afforded them by the Bill Of Rights, we’re called “panty-wetting liberals”.

    Apparently the American way, now, is to crawl under a rock and hope the dumbest politician we can find will protect us from the big, bad men while we convulsively cry into our oversized pillows.

  • JSL

    I know, this was pretty funny. Whenever hardcore patriots demand the simple rights afforded them by the Bill Of Rights, we’re called “panty-wetting liberals”.

    Apparently the American way, now, is to crawl under a rock and hope the dumbest politician we can find will protect us from the big, bad men while we convulsively cry into our oversized pillows.

  • Kyle

    What. The. Hell. Is this? As a political science major, an employee of the democratic party, and as a social worker, I have PLENTY to say about all of this BUT I shall leave it to the MOVIE IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT and say that I believe that these republicans are sorely misled..

    An Ant Man movie? As in Ant Man in his own full length feature presentation? Boo. Great as one of many heros, but horribly uninteresting and just plain tacky on his own.
    I am hoping that Thor doesn’t come off as utterly ridiculous either. I love the guy, but there are plenty of mystical and grandiose elements to the character and his ethereal brethren.
    Captain America has a ton of potential to totally kick ass. Yes, America is not a very popular place abroad because when the Bush White House took over we suddenly became a very hostile nation and painted every other nation as a friend or a foe, black or white, if you’re not with us you’re against us, which is an attitude that does not at all suit a nation that is supposed to be the most powerful and set an example for democracy and diplomacy. That IS an issue. Regardless, Captain America is a very popular character and it should go over very well, especially in America.
    I can only hope Iron Man 2 lives up to the expectations that 1 has set for it!
    Crossing my fingers for Doctor Strange..

  • Kyle

    What. The. Hell. Is this? As a political science major, an employee of the democratic party, and as a social worker, I have PLENTY to say about all of this BUT I shall leave it to the MOVIE IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT and say that I believe that these republicans are sorely misled..

    An Ant Man movie? As in Ant Man in his own full length feature presentation? Boo. Great as one of many heros, but horribly uninteresting and just plain tacky on his own.
    I am hoping that Thor doesn’t come off as utterly ridiculous either. I love the guy, but there are plenty of mystical and grandiose elements to the character and his ethereal brethren.
    Captain America has a ton of potential to totally kick ass. Yes, America is not a very popular place abroad because when the Bush White House took over we suddenly became a very hostile nation and painted every other nation as a friend or a foe, black or white, if you’re not with us you’re against us, which is an attitude that does not at all suit a nation that is supposed to be the most powerful and set an example for democracy and diplomacy. That IS an issue. Regardless, Captain America is a very popular character and it should go over very well, especially in America.
    I can only hope Iron Man 2 lives up to the expectations that 1 has set for it!
    Crossing my fingers for Doctor Strange..

  • eddie maroti

    I just saw Batman 2 and I’m tired of Batman not killing bad guys. I really like batman, but Ironman would have blow Joker ass away. Its still a good movie though.

  • http://Ironman eddie maroti

    I just saw Batman 2 and I’m tired of Batman not killing bad guys. I really like batman, but Ironman would have blow Joker ass away. Its still a good movie though.