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Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige is no stranger to the media. In fact, the man seems to love talking and gushing about the projects that his studio is currently producing. For fans like myself, it’s great, because he always seems to say things that get me more excited about what’s coming down the pipe from Marvel Studios. Recently, in an interview with MTV, Feige was giving updates on everything from ‘Iron Man 3′ to ‘The Avengers 2′, but managed to sneak in some juicy bits of information concerning Marvel’s ever growing Cinematic Universe after the end of ‘The Avengers 2′, closing the door on their Phase 2, and making their way into Phase 3.
Walt Disney Studios has just announced a slew of new release dates for their upcoming slate of films, as well as 3D announcements for two of the upcoming Marvel Studios films, and a cancellation of one 3D re-release.
‘The Muppets 2′, which is rumored to be titled ‘The Muppets…Again’, will be released March 21, 2014.
‘Maleficent’, the new Angelina Jolie starring take on the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ story has been moved to July 2, 2014.
‘!952′, Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof’s mystery science fiction film, will be released December 19, 2014.
‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5′ will set sail July 10, 2015.
Both ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ will be released in 3D. Both films are still set for April 4, 2014 and August 1, 2014, respectively.
As for the re-release of ‘The Little Mermaid 3D’, it has now been pulled from the schedule altogether, and looks like it could have possibly been cancelled.
Which of the films on the new slate are you currently looking forward to? Let me know in the comments below, only here at Chip and Company!
- The Walt Disney Studios Release Schedule Update for 2014 and beyond (chipandco.com)
- Disney Hires ‘Catch Me If You Can’ Screenwriter for ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5′ (chipandco.com)
Today, The Walt Disney Studios announced release dates and additional information for several upcoming films. In case you missed our post from last month here are the Disney Movies coming to theaters in 2013.
Here’s a closer look.
THE MUPPETS 2 is now dated on 3/21/14.
- MUPPETS 2 is produced by Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman and directed by James Bobin. The screenplay is by Bobin and Nick Stoller, who will also serve as executive producer. The cast includes Ricky Gervais and Ty Burrell – and of course, the whole Muppets gang.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (Marvel) will be available in 3D.
- Releases on 4/4/14.
- CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER will pick up where “Marvel’s The Avengers” leaves off, as Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world. The film stars Chris Evans in the title role and will be directed by brothers Anthony and Joe Russo.
News for the new Marvel series, ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.‘ is becoming more and more frequent lately, largely due to the fact that the pilot episode of the series is said to be shooting in the next week or so. The series, which is being overseen by ’The Avengers’ and ‘Buffy: The Vampire Slayer’ writer and director Joss Whedon, has been somewhat of a mystery since its initial announcement. But now Paul Lee, president of ABC, and Whedon, have given us some new insight on what we can expect from the series, and when it takes place in the confines of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The first bit of news, pertaining to when exactly the series will take place, comes from an interview with Paul Lee over at IGN. Speaking to the website, he had this to say:
There is no question that it is part of the Marvel Universe. In fact, the story takes place after the battle for New York.
That comes as a bit shocking, considering Clark Gregg, who played Agent Coulson in the Marvel films so far, has a prominent role in the series, but due to [SPOILER ALERT, HIGHLIGHT TO READ] his characters untimely death in ‘The Avengers’, it’s very interesting to see exactly how he fits into the series. Is it a flashback? Did Fury lie about Coulson’s death? Or is there more to this whole thing that I’m missing? It’s definitely got me intrigued, and I’m really excited to see how it plays out. [END SPOILER]
Fans of the Marvel cinematic universe are about to get very excited. We all know that Joss Whedon has signed on to write and direct ‘The Avengers 2′, while also over seeing the rest of Marvel’s slate through 2015, including ‘Iron Man 3′, ‘Thor: The Dark World’, ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, and writing and directing the pilot episode of the Marvel series ‘S.H.I.E.L.D’ for ABC. I thought with the ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ pilot set to shoot in January, that Whedon was hard at work on the script for the pilot, but it looks like Whedon’s done much more than that. We have learned Entertainment Weekly has learned that Joss Whedon has already turned in his outline for ‘The Avengers 2′.