Some big news for Marvel fans: Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World will be released in 3-D, and the studio’s Ant-Man has a new release date of Nov. 6, 2015 – well after the planned May 2015 debut of The Avengers 2.
The changes came with a scheduling announcement released this morning by Walt Disney Studios.
Among the other changes: the animated Phineas and Ferb movie is leaving its July 28 berth next summer for an unspecified release in 2014, and the live-action drama Saving Mr. Banks, starring Tom Hanks as Walt Disney in the behind-the-scenes story of the making of Mary Poppins, has been set for Dec. 20, 2013.
There are some more changes in store, too.
Marked for Nov. 7, 2014 is an untitled animated film – most likely Big Hero 6, the first collaboration between Marvel and Walt Disney Animation Studios. It’s based on a comic book series in which the Japanese government unites a squad of good-guys that includes a robot dragon, a boy genius, a samurai made of silver, and a man who can harness the power of the sun. Read more about the Big Hero 6 movie here.
Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy maintain their previously announced debut dates of April 4, 2014 and Aug. 1, 2014, respectively. There was no indication they would be released in 3-D, but it wouldn’t be a surprise if that announcement came eventually. The format would be particularly interesting in Ant-Man, giving the size-shifting character some scale and depth amid his towering, everyday environments.
Pixar also had a date in the announcement, a Nov. 25, 2015 release for an untitled film, which is probably what the company is currently calling The Untitled Pixar Movie That Takes You Inside the Mind, directed by Up’s Pete Docter.
Finally, the Disneynature documentary Bears, which follows African Cats, Oceans, and Chimpanzee, is now down for April 18, 2014 – not surprising, since the film series tends to target Earth Day, which is April 22.
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