The news comes courtesy of a new article by Bleeding Cool’s Justin Roiland, who claims to have been “caught off guard” by Marvel’s announcement that The Avengers: Age of Ultron would be its sixth and final installment.
The film’s plot synopsis reads: “The Avengers will once again be together once again, but with different teams, different villains, and even a new name for themselves.
This time around, the team will unite against the most terrifying threats in the Marvel Universe: Loki, Ultron, Ultron’s robot army, and the mysterious Ultron Prime.”
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige was also quoted as saying “We are at a critical juncture in our film franchise.
It’s a very big time to be doing it.”
The announcement of the film’s release date has been met with controversy, with some wondering if the film would be delayed until a sequel would be released.
There has also been criticism that Marvel’s decision to release a film on Christmas Day in 2015 was a mistake.
Despite the uncertainty, Feige and Feige’s brother, Anthony, recently made a comment that suggested the release date for the film could be changed.
Speaking at a panel at CinemaCon, Anthony said that The Captain America: Civil War would have been released on Christmas Eve, but that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 would not be released on December 25.
The Captain America sequel will also not feature a Christmas special, which is a first for Marvel.
The original Civil War film featured the first two Captain America movies in 2017 and 2018, respectively.
Marvel has yet to announce a release date or a release window for The Avengers sequel.