Disney Changes Marvel Release Dates in Wake of Spider-Man Deal
In the wake of the huge news that Sony and Marvel have struck a deal to bring Spider-Man to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney is reshuffling the release dates for some of Marvel’s biggest movies.
The first of the new Spider-Man movies, which will feature a new actor in the role of Spidey, is scheduled to be released on July 28, 2017. Thus, Disney will have to set a new release date for the third Thor movie, since Thor: Ragnarok had been originally scheduled for that date. However, in keeping with the massive November success of Thor: The Dark World in 2013, the studio has moved Thor: Ragnarok to November 3, 2017.
This new date for Thor means a new date for Black Panther, starring Chadwick Boseman, which had originally been set for that date. Now, Blank Panther will release in the summer of 2018. Specifically, it will hit theaters on July 6, 2018, on the lucrative 4th of July weekend. This also means a new date for Captain Marvel, which had been scheduled for release on that July 4th weekend. Captain Marvel has now been pushed back to November 2, 2018. Subsequently, this means Inhumans must also be pushed back from its original release date, which is now occupied by Captain Marvel. Inhumans will now hit theaters on July 12, 2019.
Here are the new dates in list form:
Spider-Man: July 28, 2017
Thor: Ragnarok: November 3, 2017
Black Panther: July 6, 2018
Captain Marvel: November 2, 2018
Inhumans: July 12, 2019
So set your calendars, if they weren’t set already. And if they were, clear and reset accordingly. The hype is real.