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Captain America 3
If you thought studios securing release dates years in advance for movies that don't even have titles yet was crazy, you haven't seen anything yet. Now, television networks are now buying the rights to air those untitled movies years before they're even released in theaters. Specifically, TNT has signed on the dotted line with Marvel Studios to air the next five Marvel movies, which includes 'Avengers 2,' 'Captain America 3,' 'Ant-Man' and, um, two others.
While many people ponder the potential of a Black Widow spinoff at Marvel, few have wondered when we're getting a 'Hawkeye' movie. That's not to say that we don't love Jeremy Renner's sharpshooter, it's just that he hasn't gotten much to do in the Marvel universe so far. That may change as Renner says there are "rumblings" of a major role for Hawkeye in 'Captain America 3'.
Earlier this week, Marvel announced their schedule through 2019 and it included...well, a lot of dates. So far, there are few titles actually announced, but Marvel president Kevin Feige at least has hinted at what we can expect by revealing that each year, for the next five years, will have one sequel and one original film
Frank Grillo isn't 50 yet -- he just turned 49 earlier this month -- but the Internet, led by IMDb and Wikipedia, has aged him by two years ... and Grillo seems resigned to this fact. It's almost fitting: Grillo, who has been acting for over 20 years, but is just now starting to become a household name thanks to 'Captain America 2' and 'The Purge: Anarchy'.
The Marvel vs. DC dynamic has always been an interesting one, and it got a lot more interesting when 'Batman vs. Superman' plopped down on May 16, 2016, a release date already claimed by Marvel for 'Captain America 3.' Which one would blink first and move out of the way?
To this point, both sides have remained steadfast (Marvel president Kevin Feige recently said, "We’re certainly keeping the date"), but there might be some cracks in the veneer as Disney Chairman Alan Horn admits they're "struggling" with the decision about whether or not to movie 'Captain America 3' out of the way of the 'Batman vs. Superman' juggernaut.
Thanks to the likes of Captain America, Batman and Superman, May 6, 2016 has become the most talked about day in the relatively near future. That cushy summer date is currently home to both 'Captain America 3' and the unofficially titled 'Batman vs. Superman,' with neither Disney or Warner Bros. backing down. In fact, Marvel made their official release announcement the other day. The great Marvel vs. DC battle officially left the aisles of your local comic shop and entered the multi-billion dollar world of corporations, movie studios and $200 million summer movies.