It has finally happened. Five long days after the premiere of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Marvel Studios has stopped toying with its fans and given them the release date and confirmation of Captain America 3.
Sure, it’s a little suspicious that it comes right after the film made $96 million and shattered box office records, but that’s probably just because that event coincided with the studio having a really good idea for the premise of the third one.
Marvel, in a pretty brash display, will be unleashing Cap’n 3 the same weekend (May 6, 2016) that the Batman-Superman film is supposed to hit theaters. It doesn’t matter. I’m going to be hungover from Cinco de Mayo ’16 that it will probably be weeks before I even think about leaving the house.
I’m sure one of these movies will flinch in the 2+ years preceding their release, but this makes for a fun little tinkling contest between the rival comic book studios, so enjoy the show and stay out of the splash zone.