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‘Captain America 2’ Announced for April 2014

What will you be doing two years from today? Well, if you're a superhero movie fan who doesn't see movies on Fridays, there's a good chance you'll be seeing the sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger. Disney and Marvel Studios have set the film for April 4, 2014.

We had been told to expect a 2014 release, and with the director search narrowed down to three candidates just last week and promotion for next month's The Avengers in full swing, an announcement seemed imminent. Here's Disney's short press release (along with a new still of Cap in The Avengers), which also provides some brief details about what we can expect in the film.

The Walt Disney Studios has announced a release date for Marvel Studios' sequel to the blockbuster Captain America: The First Avenger on April 4, 2014. The second installment will pick-up where the highly anticipated Marvel's The Avengers (May 4, 2012) leaves off, as Steve Rogers continues his affiliation with Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D and struggles to embrace his role in the modern world.

It appears writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have decided to focus the script on exploring Captain America in today's world, better known as the "hero out of time" motif, though scenes set in the past could still work their way into the film. Mention of Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D all but confirms Samuel L. Jackson's presence in the sequel and opens the door to appearances from Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson) and Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill).

With S.H.I.E.L.D factoring heavily (it would seem) in this one, it's time indeed to assume Marvel is starting to lay the groundwork for another event film in 2015, which as president Kevin Feige disclosed back in October, would be The Avengers 2.

April is an odd time for a tentpole, but summer has gotten earlier and earlier lately and Clash of the Titans did very well on that weekend two years ago. Marvel also has May 16, 2014  reserved, but whatever film that will be would at present contend a little closely with Sony's plans for a sequel to this summer's The Amazing Spider-Man. Although Marvel has many projects in the works (Dr. Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Inhumans ...), it's uncertain which is far enough along to earn that date.


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