The craze over Marvel movies has forced the studio to keep all of its ducks in a row and plan out release dates well ahead of time for films not yet produced. This summer sees Guardians of the Galaxy hit theaters but already Marvel apparently has a sequel planned and a release date for it set.
According to JoBlo, Marvel is set to release Guardians of the Galaxy 2 on May 6, 2016. This news is significant for two reasons with the first being that Marvel already has a sequel planned for a film that might not even hit it off with audiences.
The characters in Guardians of the Galaxy are largely unknown, even to those who fancy themselves comic book lovers, so to plan a sequel to the movie show Marvel is confident about the appeal of the film.
Marvel is boasting their confidence not only in the fact that they have a sequel planned, but by placing its release date on the same day that Warner Bros is set to release Batman vs. Superman. The comic book movie showdown seems to be set, and Marvel isn’t just boasting confidence in its new cinematic properties, but it’s taking a direct shot at Warner Bros attempts to challenge them at their own game.
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