The calling shot was heard over at Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios. Just a day or so after Sony Pictures made it clear they wanted to open the summer 2014 season with a launch of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on May 2, the studios controlling their Avengers superheroes have responded with two release dates of their own set aside for the same summer.
The only issue is they didn't say the titles/characters of those releases. Only that they would have one comic movie strike theaters on May 16, 2014 while the other hits a month later on June 27, 2014.
You can feel free to speculate on what those characters will be, Maniacs. By using the process of elimination, you can likely count out Iron Man or Thor sequels. Both characters hit the summer 2013 line-up, with Iron Man 3 flying into houses on May 3, 2013 and Thor 2 on July 26, 2013.
The Avengers is set to kick-off next summer on May 4, 2012 so its sequel could be considered a possibility. Same for Captain America 2. Name your other possibilities below for the 2014 tent pole season.