Infinity War Hits Theaters Early & Disney Sets Release Dates For Multiple Marvel Movies
It's as though Marvel has heard our collective groans about how much longer we've got to wait for Avengers: Infinity War to get here and decided to do something about it. If only to shut us up. Yes friends, Avengers: Infinity War has been bumped up a week in North America, which makes April 27, 2018 the worldwide release date. Thanks Disney!
They've announced release dates for 6, yes 6, more films for the Marvel Cinematic Universe: May 7, 2021; July 30, 2021, Nov. 5, 2021; Feb. 18, 2022; May 6, 2022; and July 29, 2022. One other slight change to the MCU release slate is the untitled film that was due out on Aug. 7, 2020 has been pushed up to July 31, 2020. Holy shit Marvel.
We get it. You make rad movies that gross more money than Scrooge McDuck could ever swim in, but damn. That's a full slate. No word yet on exactly which superheroes we can expect to see in these films, but you've got to count on one origin story, one sequel and one team-up of sorts in both 2021 and 2022, at a minimum. The real issue at hand is trying to figure out the reason or reasons, which caused Marvel to release Infinity War a week early in North America.
One could argue Marvel wants to put some more space in between the release of Infinity War and that of possible future MCU property, Deadpool 2, which hits theaters on May 18, 2018. The same could also be said for another property of the House of Mouse, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and that's set for a May 25, 2018 release. Of course, the third and my favorite option, is the most fun. Marvel is releasing Avengers: Infinity War on the same day, worldwide, to make it easier to avoid spoilers prior to seeing the movie.
How many Marvel plots, deaths, post-credits scenes and big reveals have been spoiled simply due to the bizarre fact that some films get released earlier in some parts of the world than others? I'll tell you. Too fucking many.Granted, these spoilers could largely be avoided by simply staying off of the internet, but come on. Like that could happen. Let's hope this simultaneous worldwide release becomes a trend. The days of spoilers from across the pond could soon be at an end.