Thursday, March 26, 2009

Medieval Studies at the Movies (MSAM): Thor feature film (2011) update

The first in on ongoing series devoted to the medieval-themed film.

Marvel Studios recently released the following information regarding their upcoming films, including the long-awaited
Thor feature film. Thor and his fellow Asgardians have appeared in a number of Marvel's animated and live-action productions beginning with Marvel Super Heroes (1966) and continuing with this year's original animated films Hulk Vs. Thor and Thor: Tales of Asgard due out in the fall. Further details on the filmic Thor can be found on Wikipedia.

Marvel Movie Update: New Release Schedule!
Marvel studios strengthens self-produced film release schedule through 2012
Posted: 2009-03-12 Updated: 2009-03-20 13:04:25

Get out your calendars Marvelites and get ready to mark them up—with the film release dates associated with the continuous story arc (YES!) on the road to "The Avengers!" Plus, if your Spidey senses are tingling, that's because "Spider-Man 4" now has an official release date!

Paving the way for the production and release of "The Avengers," Marvel announced today an adjusted release pipeline for its self-produced feature film properties that reflects the first time individual super hero characters and story arcs will be inter-woven and culminate in a multi-character motion picture.

Separately, Marvel Studios confirmed today that Sony Pictures Entertainment will release "Spider-Man 4" on May 6, 2011. Additionally, Marvel Studios has revised the release dates for "Thor" and "The First Avenger: Captain America" as part of its release strategy for an uninterrupted road to "The Avengers," now debuting May 4, 2012.

A Marvel character-based film will now launch the summer box office season for three years in a row, from 2010 through 2012.

"This new schedule strongly sequences Marvel's movie debut dates, big screen character introductions and momentum. It maximizes the visibility of our single character-focused films, leading to the highly anticipated release of the multi-character 'The Avengers' film in 2012," said David Maisel, Chairman, Marvel Studios.

Sony Pictures' and Marvel Studios' "Spider-Man 4" is slated for May 6, 2011. To date, all three motion pictures in the phenomenally successful "Spider-Man" franchise have generated nearly $2.5 billion worldwide theatrically.

Below is Marvel Studios' 2010-2012 updated release schedule for its slate of self-produced and financed feature films:

Marvel Studios Feature Film Pipeline
Film/CharacterPrior Release DateCurrent Release Date

May 7, 2010May 7, 2010

July 16, 2010May 20, 2011

May 6, 2011July 22, 2011

July 15, 2011May 4, 2012

The release date for IRON MAN 2 remains unchanged. IRON MAN 2 is the sequel to the blockbuster film, IRON MAN, which has grossed nearly $600 million worldwide.

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