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Marvel reveals dates, titles for next Guardians, Thor and Captain America movies (update)

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During a special event today in Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre the team at Marvel Studios announced information on a slate of new superhero movies.

The next Captain American movie will be titled Captain America: Civil War, and was given a release date of May 6, 2016. Chris Evans will reprise his role as Captain America and be joined by at least Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man and Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther.

The Guardians of the Galaxy sequel, as yet untitled, will be released May 5, 2017, a move up from its original date of July 28. Writer and director James Gunn will be returning to helm the film.

Finally, Thor: Ragnarok will hit theaters on July 28, 2017. Chris Hemsworth will return to the role.

"This is a very important movie for us in Phase 3," said Marvel Studio president Kevin Feige. "We plan on taking Thor to another level. It picks up where we leave Thor in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' and impacts everything that comes after."

Update: Apparently the title Captain America: Serpent Society was a joke by Feige. The next Captain America movie will be titled Captain America: Civil War.

When asked later about a real movie featuring the Serpent Society, Feige responded. "There are always plans, but mainly jokes." He said the joke was meant to misdirect fans who were in attendance.

Speaking later about Civil War, Feige said "Events of the whole cinematic universe will make all governments in the world want regulation. Not so much about secret identity, but about who reports to who."