Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has confirmed the not-so-surprising news that sequels to Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor are in development [via IGN]:
Feige said that following Avengers, “Thor will go off into a new adventure, and Captain America will continue to explore the modern world in another film of his own. We hope that holds true for the characters appearing in that film — Black Widow, Hawkeye, and the spy organization, S.H.I.E.L.D. —all of whom are more than worthy and capable of carrying their own films. And, we’ve got a lot of other characters we’re prepping and getting ready for film debuts: the world of martial arts, these great cosmic space fantasies, Dr. Strange, and the magic side of the Marvel Universe. There are many, many stories to be mined.”
Thor is scheduled to hit theaters on May 6, 2011 followed by Captain America: The First Avenger on July 22, 2011. Both films will be released in 3D.