For a while, Marvel has had on its 2014 schedule an untitled movie, which as you can imagine, has been the source of much speculation. All we had was the date–May 16, 2014.
Now we no longer have that. Instead it has been changed to August 1, 2014. The rest of the known Marvel calendar has “Iron Man 3″ on May 3, 2013, “Thor 2″ on November 15, 2013 and “Captain America 2″ on April 4, 2014.
So what does the move mean? Is it just simply that they wanted more space after “Captain America 2?” That’s one very plausible explanation. But it also says a lot about the type of movie this will be. A movie released in May is a big movie, an “Iron Man,” an “Avengers.” It’s a summertime blockbuster. An August movie, though, is smaller and has lower expectations. When a movie released in August attracts big crowds it’s considered a pleasant surprise, like last year’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.” So this tells me that the movie is going to be smaller. Oh sure, there will still be CGI and action and all that, but it won’t have the grandeur of “The Avengers.”
So what movie is this? It’s got to be one of the lesser known Marvel characters (which makes sense as we’re pretty much through the better known ones). Much of the speculation has been about “The Guardians of the Galaxy,” otherwise known as “the one with the raccoon and the tree.” Or maybe there’s an “Ant-Man” surprise lurking out there…?