— Universal Studios announced today that it will release the second instalment of its Marvel Cinematic Universe film franchise in May 2019, marking the first time the studio will be releasing a Marvel title before May 2020.
The announcement came today during a presentation at the Anaheim Convention Center where Universal revealed its May 2019 slate of films, including The Avengers: Infinity War Part 2, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.
2 and X-Men: Apocalypse.
“We’re happy to say we have our next Avengers film coming to theaters May 2019,” said Chris Aronson, president and chief operating officer of Universal Studios Motion Pictures.
“As the franchise continues to grow, we’ll continue to add new films to our portfolio.”
The studio previously announced its April 2019 slate and said that it would release a Marvel movie in May 2020, which would be the first Marvel film released before May 2019.
Universal announced that it plans to release all of its upcoming Marvel releases in 2020, with Thor: Ragnarok being the first.
The studio announced that Avengers: Ragnarok will be its first-ever Marvel film to be released in 2020.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige and Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada also teased the next film that will be released on May 20, 2020, titled Avengers: Age of Ultron.
“When you start thinking about it, the first Avengers film was actually released in 2021,” Feige said.
“I mean, we’re talking about a franchise that has existed since the dawn of time.
That’s why we’re making it today.
I’m very excited for the fans to see the characters come together.”
Marvel Studios’ May 2020 slate will include two tentpoles, Avengers: A.I.M. and Thor: God of Thunder, which are the first two movies to be directed by Jon Favreau, which has led to a massive success for the studio.
Universal will also release its first Marvel animated film, Thor: The Dark World, on May 5, 2020.
Avengers: Ultron will be a direct sequel to Avengers: God Of Thunder and will follow the same story line as Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, which is currently the third and final film in the Marvel Cinematics Universe.
“It’s a huge opportunity for us to expand the universe and to be a part of the next generation of storytelling,” Feigen said.