Walt Disney Studios have confirmed today via press release that Marvel Studios’ sequel to 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger will be released on April 4, 2014. The story will pick up right where The Avengers leaves off, with Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) continuing his affiliation with Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D and continuing to try to find his place int he modern world. Several things are interesting about this move. One being that April 4 is very early in the year, taking a line at spring box office rather than competing with other Summer blockbusters. That said, there haven’t been too many 2014 movies really confirmed. Transformers 4 will drop that summer, The Amazing Spider-Man will get its sequel, and Marvel is said to be planning another of its films for that summer — which will most likely be a new property, as Thor and Iron Man will be sequeled in 2013. Hey Marvel, here’s your chance to finally throw that Joe Cornish/Edgar Wright Ant-Man movie onto the schedule.
No matter what comes with it, it’s nice to know that Captain America will be coming back for more. No other details have been released and as far as we can tell, no director has been attached to the project, even though several are said to be in the running.