Spider-Man 4 gets official release date

marvelstudios.jpgMarvel Studios has confirmed that Sony Pictures Entertainment will release Spider-Man 4 on May 6, 2011. The three previous movies in the franchise have grossed nearly $2.5 billion worldwide theatrically. Additionally, Marvel Studios has revised release dates for Thor (new release date is June 17, 2011) and The First Avenger: Captain America (new release date: July 22, 2011). “This new schedule strongly sequences Marvel’s movie debut dates, big screen character introductions and momentum. 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,” said David Maisel, Chairman of Marvel Studios.

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  1. Mr. Freeze • March 12, 2009 @ 11:56 AM

    really? we’re getting THREE marvel/avenger tie in movies in the same summer?

    overload…. the studio is going to make millions

  2. Mr. Freeze • March 12, 2009 @ 11:57 AM

    sorry, i meant BILLIONS

  3. pete • March 12, 2009 @ 12:09 PM

    Or . . . they are going to oversaturate the market and people will lose interest in watching several similar movies at one time. Lots of money to risk in one short time period — I’m surprised they didn’t spread them out over a couple years.

  4. Adam • March 12, 2009 @ 1:57 PM

    I agree with Mr. Freeze, BILLIONS!!

  5. bubbles • March 12, 2009 @ 2:29 PM

    Let’s not forget Iron Man 2 and X-Men Origins: Magneto in 2010. DC is going to have no choice but make the JLA movie if they want to compete.

  6. Deadpool5 • March 12, 2009 @ 2:41 PM

    There have been instances when three films based on Marvel Comics characters were released theatrically within the same year (in 2003, 2004, 2007, and 2008), but they were either spread out throughout the year or only two of the three were released a month apart from each other. But I agree with pete – three films being released one month apart in summer 2011 will oversaturate the market, and Id probably lose interest.

    We have only one Marvel film coming out this year (Wolverine), and one scheduled for next year (Iron Man II). When 2012 comes around, I’m sure people would be sick of seeing all these characters crammed into one Avenger film after seeing them in their own features less than twelve months earlier.

  7. Joshua • March 12, 2009 @ 3:15 PM

    My big thing with spider-man is that Toby Maguire is now 33 playing a what(21-25 year old) in the next few movies? There is supposed to be 3 more Spider-man movies. By the time all these movies come out he will be turning 39-40 years old. Anyone else see this as a problem? And I do agree with you guys about too many movies in 2011. One also has to remember that the current economic situation is hitting really hard and it’s suppose to get worse. Most people are not going to be able to go see one movie, let alone 3 or more. When I take my family to the movies, costs me from $80 to $100 or more for only 4 of us (assuming We buy snacks).

  8. nat • March 12, 2009 @ 3:59 PM

    totally agree to many marvel films in to short a time, i work in this industry and releasing them all within 2 months is insane spidey should be in production already and released in 2010 and then another late 2010 or early 2011 then summer for the Thor movie and then late 2011 early 2012 for the big avengers movie. don’t get me wrong im very excited to see all of them . just not so close together, i think that will change once they start doing fan approval. after all harry potter was backed 9 months, maybe they will do the same thing hoping to make more money by spacing them out, anticipation is the strong suite. look at may, you have wolverine transformers 2 and star trek in the same month all by different studios, now that makes sense. marvel needs to talk.

  9. tributegirl • March 12, 2009 @ 4:37 PM

    Really good points, Joshua.

  10. Myles • March 12, 2009 @ 7:38 PM

    Hey Joshua, its summer time, go to the drive in. Its cheaper, you get 2 flicks and can bring your own snacks.

    You could release these movies on 3 consecutive days and people will still go. Depsite the bad economy, movies are the one thing that continues to do well and who knows what things will be like in 2 years. I say bring them on. It’ll be interesting to see all these great characters together. Of course the movie will probably have to be 6 hours long to give everyone equal screen time.

  11. Joshua • March 12, 2009 @ 8:56 PM

    LOL The only drive through in our city got shut down when the oil refinery blew up near it, that was almost 10 years ago and they still havn’t made a new one.

  12. ke • March 13, 2009 @ 2:04 AM

    hmmm…never been to a drive in but i would love to go to one. i love movies 😀
    as for these movies…*yawn* i’m already bored. well not really but yeah. la la la….

  13. Deadpool5 • March 13, 2009 @ 2:19 AM

    Good points with Joshua pointing out Tobey Maguire’s age, and the fact that families spent a large amount of money to go see a movie (usually it’s just me as I’m single and I use my Scene card for free movies so I tend to forget about families).

    Nat, Transformers comes out in June. But yeah, May does have a few blockbusters, including Angels & Demons and Terminator Salvation (one blockbuster each week!)

    As for drive-ins, they’re scarce, but you can get a great deal – I once saw The Day After Tomorrow, I Robot, and Spider-Man 2 in one long night. 🙂

  14. Nick • March 13, 2009 @ 1:06 PM

    Marvel release a dozen comic books each WEEK. 3 movies over 3 months… not a problem. If you film it they will come.

    AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!!!

  15. Santannah • March 14, 2009 @ 3:20 AM

    I would sooo LOVE to see an X-men Origins: Nightcrawler. He’s my absolute favorite!

  16. nat • March 14, 2009 @ 6:58 AM

    your right deadpool5 i got some of them mixed up. but may is a great month , on paper at least! you will also like this comment. i hear ya santannah but for me i would love to see a stand alone deadpool feature, not just a small role in wolverine. he is a really great character and very well written, funny as hell. for us Canadians, alpha flight and or omega flight would be really really great. but the list is long people , LOL!

  17. Deadpool5 • March 15, 2009 @ 12:55 PM

    Thanks nat. 🙂 On a side note, Walt Disney Home Entertainment is finally releasing X-Men: The Animated Series on DVD, three days before Wolverine hits theatres. With 2 volumes of two-discs sets, it spans Season 1 up until Season 3’s The Phoenix Saga. I’ve been waiting for this for a decade.

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