By now, we should all know the deal: the master Marvel plan is to release Iron Man 2, then release Kenneth Branagh’s Thor, and then release The First Avenger: Captain America. After all of these pieces are in play, the mother of all comic book superhero movies will be crafted under that familiar title, The Avengers. There’s also a chance that The Incredible Hulk will (and should) be involved in the hero collaboration, but at last word, it was still yet to be decided.
Iron Man 2 is well on its way to us already and Thor has made plenty of announcements in terms of plans and castings. Naturally, that means it was only a matter of time until some kind of next step was taken with Captain America, and that step is now. Fangoria was given the opportunity to pay a little visit to the set of Captain America director Joe Johnston‘s latest film, The Wolfman, and a wee bit of news came of it: the Marvel film will likely start filming in June.
The story is dedicated to The Wolfman, and so this nugget was offered up in passing and no further information is known. All that we do know is that June of 2010 is when it begins and it will end on June 22, 2011 when Captain America is released. Earlier that same year on May 20, 2011 is when Thor will be released, and of course Iron Man 2 is set for a May 7, 2010 drop date.
Are we excited yet?
“Are we excited yet?”
Scared would be a better description. This could be the most expensive and coolest movie semi-sequel cross over ever, or a gigantic, expensive mess. Not trying to pessimistic, just realistic so I don’t over-hype myself.
Comment by Slipstream — December 29, 2009 @ 8:57 pm