Make way for the third installment of Captain America!
Marvel has had an untitled 2016 slot reserved for quite sometime now. Many speculated it to be a Doctor Strange movie or potentially another Iron Man. We now have confirmation that Captain America 3 is set for theaters in May 6, 2016. There is still an untitled Marvel project slated for May 2017, so it is very possible Doctor Strange is still coming to the big screen. There is still a summer 2016 date open as well.
This comes in the wake of overwhelming positive reviews, so far, of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Early screenings have yielded reviews saying it is captivating, thrilling, and has an incredibly strong plot. It seems that Captain America could be taking the cake away from Thor and Iron Man a little bit. Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits theaters in less than a month on April 4th.
And just in case you didn't catch it, this release date puts it directly head to head against WB's Batman vs Superman project which shifted from 2015 to 2016 a few months back. Now the heat is on to see which date changes first because it is very unlikely these will stay in direct contention. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has already said he won't budge on the release, so this is a smart move by Marvel to put some more sweat onto the brow of WB and DC Comics.
Marvel still has the jump on WB/DC seeing that the next film from WB isn't set until 2016 and we will be getting a total of four Marvel films in that time. Those films being Captain America: The Winter Solider, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Ant-Man. Add the third Captain America and that is five films against one. Unless a surprise project involving other Justice League members surfaces, Marvel wins once again.
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