If you though that you might have to wait a long time fore the recently announced Marvel Universe MMO to be released, you are absolutely right. In a post over at MTV's comic book themed blog Splash Page Marvel's president of worldwide consumer products, Simon Philips, stated that the game won't be coming out until 2012.
According to the article Marvel settled on that year because of its scheduling of the massive slate of upcoming movies based on its characters. The group-themed Avengers movie is also set for a 2012 release date. Philips is quoted as saying, "It sounds like a long way away, but it's not. We've got to create, together with [game publisher] Gazillion, that environment that is going to be a totally immersive experience and a perpetual storytelling experience as well."