When Marvel re-hired Captain America: The First Avenger screenwriters Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus to start on a sequel 5 months before the movie was released one could have gotten the impression the company were eager to get the ball rolling again. However, in a recent interview Chris Evans says Marvel may hold off until 2014 to release Captain America 2 so as not to over-crowd the market.
From The Playlist:
“They may wait until 2014 until they release the next Cap. Marvel has a lot of balls in the air, they aren’t going to cannibalize their films.” And it could be very expensive for Marvel if Cap shows up in a non-Cap movie. “Out of those six films, if I pop up in one of those [other films], it counts as part of the deal. So if they needed me in a third Cap, and I say, ‘F*** you, give me $30 million,’ well…they want to avoid that.”
Marvel’s superheroes have been present during the summers of 2010 and 2011, and will be there again in 2012 with The Avengers and 2013 with Iron Man 3 and Thor 2. While I don’t think audiences will get bored of them (they’ve all been good movies so far) it’s best to spread them out.
Is Captain America 2 in 2014 a good target, or would you prefer to see the sequel earlier?