17 Jul – Marvel Studios have officially announced the titles of the sequels for both "Captain America" and "Thor" at the Comic-Con held in San Diego recently.
The anticipated superhero films will be called "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and "Thor: The Dark World" respectively, according to ComingSoon.net.
The title of the second "Captain America" film is inspired by the Winter Soldier storyline from the comic books in which Captain America's best friend and World War II compatriot, Bucky Barnes is found frozen by the Russian Army. After suffering from amnesia, Barnes, played by Sebastian Stan, who appeared to die in the first film, is trained by the Russians to become the winter soldier.
"Thor: The Dark World" will be directed by Alan Taylor of "Games Of Thrones". Moreover, Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston and Stellan Skarsgard have all confirmed to reprise their roles in the sequel. However, unlike "Captain America", the plot for the "Thor" sequel was not revealed.
Meanwhile, Marvel also revealed the team that will appear in "Guardians Of The Galaxy", another new comic-based superhero film that features a team of superhumans in the 31st century. The members of the team are Star-Lord, Drax the Destroyer, Groot, Rocket Racoon and Gamorra.
Furthermore, fans had the chance to witness the test footage of "Scott Pilgrim" director Edgar Wright's long-awaited piece "Ant Man" at the Comic-Con. The footage screened featuring a fully costumed Ant-Man lasted for about 30 seconds.
"Thor: The Dark World" will be released earlier by November 2013, whereas "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" is scheduled to be released on April 2014.