Disney and Marvel have announced that they will be scheduling two projects for the US summer of 2014, sending the Interwebs into a buzz about the potential titles.
The first of these will be released on May 16, two weeks after the already scheduled The Amazing Spider-man 2, and the second of these is slated for June 27, 2014. With rumours abounding of a Dr. Strange film and that Ant Man script that has been kicking about for years, Disney is no doubt keen to capitalise on their freshly acquired universe of Marvel characters.
Our money says that there is a fairly safe bet that at least one of these slots would be a perfect playing ground for a sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger or next year’s The Avengers. There’s also the potential for spin-offs from the latter, including a Hawkeye, Black Widow or Nick Fury film, or even another Hulk film, with stars Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson and Mark Ruffalo obvious leading characters.
This may be some mighty future forecasting, but with 2013 already covered, with Iron Man 3 on May 3 and Thor 2 slated for July 26, the summer 2014 schedule is looking for some new franchise goodness.
Disney also announced a mystery Pixar film for may 30, 2014 and an excited untitled Henry Selick film for October 4, 2013.