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Marvel Sets Spidey 4 Date, Adjusts Avengers Strategy

Marvel Studios confirmed Thursday that Sony Pictures Entertainment will release SPIDER-MAN 4 on May 6, 2011. Additionally, Marvel Studios has revised the release dates for THOR and CAPTAIN AMERICA as part of its release strategy for an uninterrupted road to THE AVENGERS, now debuting May 4, 2012.

A Marvel character-based film will now launch the summer box office season for three years in a row, from 2010 through 2012.

The release date for IRON MAN 2 remains unchanged, but THOR is now set for June 17, 2011 (delayed a year), THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA will come out June 22, 2011 (moved from May of that year) and THE AVENGERS is set for May 4, 2012 (delayed a year).