Since Disney bought Marvel for a hefty $4 billion, the news on upcoming movie projects is coming in full throttle. I’ll be honest, some of the news comes as a surprise to me, so let’s review what’s new.
To start, some distributions rights for the huge “The Avengers” movie project and the “Iron Man” franchise have been bought away from Paramount and will now belong to Disney. Paramount will still produce the upcoming “Thor” and “Captain America,” but it is unclear what their position is on any upcoming sequels.
In addition, the next “Iron Man” solo movie is scheduled to be released May 3, 2013. This means Robert Downey Jr. will be reprising his role as Tony Stark/Iron Man two years in a row, first for the “Avengers” in 2012, then one year later, “Iron Man 3.”
Are they riding the “Iron Man” wave? Or, are they rushing the movies while Downey Jr. looks young enough to play the part? No complaints here though, I am a huge fan of the movies, and will be looking forward to all the projects they have in store for us.
So, we now have a date for the next “Iron Man” movie, and Disney is going to be heavily promoting the new projects. How do you feel about this news?
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