After sweeping the North American box office with “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” Walt Disney Co. announced that “Captain America 3” would return on May 6, 2016, Reuters reported Monday.
Numerous news reports focused mainly on the fact that “Captain America 3” was scheduled to be released on the same day as Warner Brothers’ sequel to “Man of Steel” -- a reworking of the Superman series.
Based on DC Comics hero Superman, last year’s “Man of Steel”grossed $688 million. DC Comics seems to be preparing for head-on game with longtime superhero contents rival, Marvel Universe.
“Winter Soldier” pulled in $96.2 million in its opening weekend in North America.
Consecutive successes by Disney’s films based on the Marvel universe, including Robert Downey Jr.’s “Iron Man” series, Chris Hemsworth’s “Thor” series and the ultimate assembly of superheroes “The Avengers,” have increased Disney’s clout in Hollywood and in the worldwide box office.
The next project by Disney and Marvel, “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” will be released in 2015 and feature scenes shot in South Korea.
By Ha Ji-won, Intern reporter (firstname.lastname@example.org)