TNT is the official TV home of upcoming Marvel movies.
The network announced Wednesday that it has secured the network television premiere rights to five upcoming Marvel Studios feature films, including “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and the third installment of the “Captain America” franchise.
Each of the five films is tentatively scheduled to premiere on TNT a little over two years after its theatrical release. “Age of Ultron” is scheduled to be released theatrically May 1, 2015, while “Captain America 3” will be released on May 6, 2016.
“Marvel’s brand of entertainment is a thrill ride for audiences, and we’re excited to be adding their next five blockbusters to TNT’s arsenal of high-quality genre fare,” said Deborah K. Bradley, senior vice president, head of program acquisitions, content strategy and licensing for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. “These movies will play a key role in TNT’s long-term success, especially among key adult demos.”
Other Marvel releases on the calendar include “Ant-Man” on July 17, 2015 and a sequel to “Guardians of the Galaxy” on July 28, 2017. A July 8, 2016 date is likely to belong to “Doctor Strange,” and the studio has also staked out dates for unnamed films through 2019.