As The Avengers continues to bring the full-on promotion ahead of its May 4th release date, Disney has just announced that Captain America 2 will hit theaters on April 4th, 2014, which is two years from yesterday. No word on where the story will take Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) this time around, or whether he'll be joined by other heroes, though the brief press release does state that Captain America 2 "will pick-up where the highly anticipated Marvel’s The Avengers (May 4, 2012) leaves off, as Steve Rogers continues his affiliation with Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D and struggles to embrace his role in the modern world."
The announcement was made in conjunction with the release of a new photo of Captain America from The Avengers (see above). Captain America 2 will join Thor 2 (November 15, 2013) and Iron Man 3 (May 3, 2013) as the other announced future Marvel movies. We're expecting to hear more on Ant-Man soon as there's been recent activity on that (Marvel's Kevin Feige said there as close as they've ever been on that front), and we wouldn't be surprised if a sequel to The Avengers is announced before summer is out as well. We're also keeping our ears open for the unannounced movie Marvel has planned for May 16th, 2014. Will that be Ant-Man?
Who do you want to see Captain America square off against in the sequel?