Apparently, movie lovers have to wait longer for "Thor", "The First Avenger: Captain America" and "The Avengers". In an official announcement made on Thursday, March 12, Marvel Entertainment and Marvel Studios revealed that they have adjusted release pipeline for "Captain America", "Thor" and "Avengers".
"Captain America", which has been set earlier to hit the U.S. big screen on May 6, 2011, is now scheduled for July 22, 2011 release. While the patriotic hero film is pushed back few weeks, "Thor" and "Avengers" will be released nearly a year later than their original schedules. "Thor" has been moved from July 16, 2010 to June 17, 2011, whereas "Avengers" is set for May 4, 2012 instead of July 15, 2011 release.
Of the release date shifting, Marvel Studios chairman David Maisel said, "This new schedule strongly sequences Marvel's movie debut dates, big screen character introductions and momentum." He then added, "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."
Though Marvel have done some adjustments to those three movies, the good news is they still keep "Iron Man 2" on its original release date slate of May 7, 2010. On other "Iron Man 2" news, earlier, it has been reported that both Mickey Rourke and Scarlett Johansson have signed to star as the villains in this sequel film.