The currently untitled Avengers sequel now has an official, confirmed release date: May 1, 2015. That's straight from Disney, parent company to Marvel Studios. Earlier this month, it was confirmed that Joss Whedon would be returning to write and direct the second film, as well as develop a TV show set in the world of the Marvel movies. The release date will be nearly exactly three years after the first film debuted — the third-higest grossing movie in history, and currently sitting at a combined worldwide total of $1.46 billion. IRON MAN 3 PRODUCTION DELAYED Deadlne reports that a foot injured sustained by Robert Downey Jr. on set in Wilmington, North Carolina has led to a "short delay" in the production of Iron Man 3. 'ARROW' BANGED UP IN NEW POSTER The CW has released promotional posters for some of their new fall shows, and the one for Arrow, based on long-standing DC Comics hero Green Arrow, clearly highlights Oliver Queen's battle scars. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY PLOT DETAILS? "A U.S. pilot who ends up in space in the middle of a universal conflict and goes on the run with futuristic ex-cons who have something everyone wants." That’s the “log line” for Marvel Studios' Aug. 1, 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy production, which has recently appeared on film industry sites Production Weekly and It's On The Grid and is making the rounds of all the genre sites (like the eagle-eyes at ComicBookMovie.com) the last few hours.
While some are speculating the “U.S. Pilot” could be referring to the original, future Guardians member Vance Astro, who was a U.S. astronaut and former Air Force pilot that was sent into the future (or took a really, really long rocket ship ride to the future, more accurately), Marvel has already confirmed via concept art and their Comic-Con announcement that the film features Peter Quill, aka Star Lord (also a U.S. astronaut) and the more contemporary iteration of the team including Drax the Destroyer, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon and Groot. Merged characters or origin stories is not uncommon for comic book movies, so a combination or alteration of Star Lord's origin wouldn't be surprising.Marvel just recently hired screenwriter Chris McCoy to pen a new draft of the script, which is also listed in the It's On The Grid listing, giving the logline more credibility. No director or cast members have been announced yet. Got a comment? There's lots of conversation on Newsarama's FACEBOOK and TWITTER! More from Newsarama:
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