In its first-quarter earnings report, released this morning, Marvel announced that an Iron Man sequel and a Thor movie will be next on its feature-film slate.
Those movies, set for April 30, 2010, and June 4, 2010, respectively, will be followed in 2011 by The First Avenger: Captain America (May 6) and The Avengers (July).
Jon Favreau has made it clear he’s interested in directing the sequel to Iron Man, which opened this weekend to the tune of $200 million worldwide. Its $104 million domestic take is just behind that of A-list property Spider-Man ($114.8 million first weekend).
Matthew Vaughn (Stardust, Layer Cake) was announced to helm Thor back in August. Although no directors have been attached to Captain America and The Avengers, Zak Penn (X2, X-Men: The Last Stand) will write the latter.