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Saturday, July 26, 2014

SDCC: Guardians of the Galaxy 2 fills 2017 release date

Well, we have an answer to which film will fill the July 28, 2017 release date Marvel has booked. That film will be a sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy which hits theaters next weekend.

During the Marvel presentations in Hall H today, President Kevin Feige announced the sequel along with revealing specific characters for Ant-Man and showing new footage for The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Booking a sequel for Guardians of the Galaxy shows Marvel's confidence in the film seeing that this comes before it has even hit theaters. However, judging from early reviews and test screenings so far I don't think the studio has much to worry about. People are loving it and I can't wait to see it next week.

One major disappointment in all the excitement is the fact that the GOTG sequel was the only future release confirmed. Marvel has untitled projects booked through 2019 and this is all we got. At last year's SDCC we received release dates and logos for The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor: The Dark World, Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Just getting an announcement for a sequel to a movie we haven't seen yet is a bit disappointing to say the least.
I'm sure more announcements will follow but for now... Marvel didn't finish Saturday off with the bang they're usually known for. It's a bit sad.

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