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Marvel delays "The Avengers", "Thor" releases (Reuters)
NEW YORK, March 12, Reuters) - Media company Marvel Entertainment Inc said it had rescheduled the release dates of some of its self-produced feature film properties through 2012.
Under the revised schedule, the release date of the multi-character superhero film " The Avengers " has been postponed by about a year to May 4, 2012, from July 15, 2011.
"Thor", the big-screen adaptation of one of Marvel's popular comic book characters , will now release on June 17, 2011, instead of July 16, 2010, the company said.
"It maximizes the visibility of our single character-focused films, leading to the highly anticipated release of the multi-character 'The Avengers' film in 2012," David Maisel , chairman of Marvel Studios , said in a statement.
The company now plans to release "The First Avenger: Captain America " on July 22, 2011, instead of May 6, 2011.
However, " Iron Man 2 " will be released as scheduled on May 7, 2010, Marvel said.
Marvel also confirmed that Sony Pictures will release " Spider-Man 4 " on May 6, 2011. Marvel has licensed theatrical rights of Spider-Man , its most popular character, to the unit of Sony .
(Reporting by Bijoy Koyitty in Bangalore; Editing by Himani Sarkar)
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