Marvel Ups the Ante for ‘Captain America’ and ‘Avengers 2’

Photo credit: Marvel - Walt Disney Company

Image credit: Marvel – Walt Disney Company

Something about Captain America: The First Avenger just fell flat, didn’t it? It was a whole lot of story-stuff working hard to highlight something specific, and it just didn’t quite get there or live up to the hype.

Regardless, it enjoyed a satisfying return, and Disney is quite committed to pushing its Marvel cash cows. Honestly, who can argue with the mouse?

At Comic-Con this past weekend, the Disney/Marvel marketing team offered an initial push for the Captain America sequel, a story that focuses on the struggles of Captain Steve Rogers living and serving in the modern world.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier will also feature Natasha Romanoff, aka The Black Widow, and will be captained through the waters of production by the Russo Brothers, Joe and Anthony — a move that was oddly intriguing.

The stories in Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor offered the best links to what we’d see in The Avengers. Similarly, Captain America: The Winter Soldier will reportedly bridge the gap between The Avengers and its much anticipated sequel, The Avengers: Age of Ultron. (Now you can stop calling it Avengers 2, and be one of the cool kids referring to it as simply the Age of Ultron.)

The Captain America sequel is schedule for release on April 4, 2014, with Age of Ultron scheduled for May 1, 2015. Aren’t you stoked the world didn’t end in 2012?

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