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'Captain America: First Avenger' Sequel Release Date Set

The follow-up to last year's film is scheduled to hit theaters before the second "Amazing Spider-Man" movie in 2014.

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"Captain America: The First Avenger"

A sequel to last year's Captain America: First Avenger will hit theaters April 4, 2014.

Walt Disney Studios, which will release the movie for Marvel Studios, announced the date Thursday. It puts the Captain America movie a month ahead of Sony's scheduled release of a sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man on May 5, 2014.

Captain America, played by Chris Evans, also will be making an appearance as part of the team of superheroes who join forces in The Avengers, which Disney releases May 4.

The character will then move to a second movie as the headliner. Captain America: The First Avenger, grossed $369 million worldwide after its July release.