bits of news about some highly anticipated projects. First up, and to the surprise of no one, the studio confirms that The Avengers will be in 3D. This was already assumed, given that all of Marvel’s recent movies have been post-converted to the format. In other Marvel news, the studio has shifted an untitled project from June 2014 to April 4th, 2014, a month before the opening of another untitled Marvel project that’s scheduled for May 16th.
The nature of the untitled Marvel projects is currently unknown. They could include a Captain America or The Avengers sequel, but the studio is also working on spinoffs for Hawkeye, Black Widow, and S.H.I.E.L.D. so those are other possibilities as well. Hopefully the studio will announce their full development slate soon, but for now it looks like this: The Avengers in May 2012, Iron Man 3 in May 2013, Thor 2 in November 2013, Untitled Marvel 1 in April 2014, and Untitled Marvel 2 in May 2014. Hit the jump for info on Pixar’s now-titled movie about dinosaurs. [Update: It appears Frozen is the new title of The Snow Queen and has nothing to do with Pixar. More after the jump.]
[Update: There seems to have been some confusion regarding the title Frozen. /Film now reports that it refers to the new title for the long-gestating adaptation of The Snow Queen and is not the title of Pixar’s dinosaur movie. The Snow Queen was put on hold in 2010 due to story issues, but Disney now has a new title and a release date for the film. There’s no word on whether or not it’s still hand-drawn animation, but Disney has set the film for the date previously held by Pixar’s Untitled Movie About Dinosaurs. No new release date or information on the Pixar movie is given. Disney also informs us that Frozen will not be done in hand-drawn animation, but will be in 3D. Our earlier story is as follows.]
Additionally, Disney has now titled the Pixar movie about dinosaurs Frozen. The film was first announced in August and it’s slated to open in 3D on November 27th, 2013. Up co-director Bob Peterson is taking the helm of the project that imagines what Earth would be like if the cataclysmic asteroid completely missed the planet and dinosaurs never became extinct. I’m beyond thrilled to see Pixar take on dinosaurs and the “Frozen” title has me even more intrigued.