But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
[Image via Fayesvision/WENN.]
Get ready for your MINDS to be BLOWN, Marvel fans!
Because your expanded universe is about to get a whole lot BIGGER!
During yesterday's Marvel Studios panel at Comic Con in San Diego, President Kevin Feige announced that the upcoming, Alan Taylor-directed sequel to Thor shall be following the previously announced Iron Man 3 (May 3rd, 2013) with a November 8th, 2013 release date…and be titled Thor: The Dark World!
Why is the world so dark, you ask? The film will reportedly involve "a major, major new antagonist"
And that's not even CLOSE to all the gossip goodness!
Because after that, Captain America 2, now with the subtitle The Winter Soldier and described as "most closely associated with Avengers," will be released a few months later on April 4th, 2014!
Ch-ch-check out the just-released logos for the sequels (above)!
Speaking of Avengers…
One would assume after all that excitement, we'd be getting news about the much-anticipated sequel to the super-friends-fest, but no no no!
Marvel Studios is STILL EXPANDING, as two more projects were announced in the pipeline:
ANOTHER super-hero ensemble film based on the comic series Guardians of the Galaxy, which is expected August 1st, 2014, AND Edgar Wright's Ant-Man, which he's currently co-writing with Joe Cornish!
We can't get over how intricate and massive this entire franchise is becoming!
But with the amount of talent and commitment to the source material being put into it, we just know it's only going to get better as it grows!
They are quickly beginning to fill up our calendar! Ha!
What do U think?? Which Marvel movie are U most looking forward to?!
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