Disney Sets Release Dates For Two Marvel Projects

Disney, which already has films like Lone Ranger and Frankenweenie on its docket for 2012, and Oz: The Great and Powerful and sequels to Thor, Iron Man and Monsters Inc. lined up for 2013, has dated some upcoming titled and untitled film properties for 2012 through 2014.

Peter Hedges’ (Pieces of April) The Odd Life of Timothy Green will open August 15, 2012, despite the fact that the movie is in the can and the trailer is already done. I understand the August release will attempt to attract those who saw Julie & Julia and Eat Pray Love (both released in August) in recent years, but since both lead actors, Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton, have films opening in the next few months, a spring release would have made more sense. Disney could have even gone with the tag line: “April showers bring May children.”

An untitled project from Henry Selick (Coraline) will drop into theaters on October 4, 2013.

Two Marvel movies have been dated for May 16, 2014 and June 27, 2014. Let the speculation begin as to what the two projects will be. Could we see a Captain America sequel even though I speculated a 2015 release at best and Dr. Strange?

Two weeks after the first 2014 Marvel release hits theaters, May 30, 2014 will be the date that a currently untitled Disney/Pixar title gets a release. The last time Pixar had a movie open on May 30th it was Finding Nemo.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter