Hey internet, you’re going to want to sit down for this one – the Avengers 3 may have just gotten a release date.
All of this is ahead of Comic-Con, so don’t expect any confirmations or denials from the Kevin Feige camp anytime soon. They’ve got their hands full already.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, amidst various release date announcements from the FOX and Sony camps, Marvel is joining the bidding war.
It took only hours after Sony made the announcement they were delaying Amazing Spider-Man 3 from 2016 to 2018, and pushing back Amazing Spider-Man 4 to an announced date for Marvel to swoop in and snap up the May 4, 2018 weekend.
Although Disney won’t confirm what movie will be released (remember, busy with other things), one source close to the Reporter confirmed it would be a big movie and it falls directly in line with the other Avengers release dates.
The first Avengers was released on May 4, 2012 and Age of Ultron is scheduled to be released May 1, 2015. If the rumours of the unannounced project being the third Avengers movie are true, it would be exactly six years after the first movie premiered.
Talk about fan pandering in the best (and most convenient way) possible.
The May 4, 2018 weekend announcement comes just one week after Disney revealed they had five massive films set for release dates through 2019.
With Sony and FOX reorganizing their big budget blockbusters to get the biggest bang for their buck, it’s very apparent the bidding war has only just begun.
Let the games begin.