Marvel’s announcement today comes with both good and bad news.
The good news is that Marvel Studios has moved the release date for Avengers: Infinity War up by a week in North America, with a new release date of 27th April 2018. Whether or not this will affect the release date on our shores is yet to be confirmed, as the New Zealand release date had already been set for 25th April.
Marvel kept the the great news coming with the announcement of six more dates for untitled Marvel movies:
- May 7, 2021;
- July 30, 2021,
- Nov. 5, 2021;
- Feb. 18, 2022;
- May 6, 2022; and
- July 29, 2022.
Now the burning question on everyone’s mind is, what could these dates be for?
Could these dates be for a Spider Man film? Perhaps Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 and Black Panther 2? Or possibly Dr Strange 2? Or will Marvel surprise us all and bring some fresh new ideas and characters into the mix? At this stage, the possibilities are endless.
In announcing the release dates for future upcoming films, Marvel has also moved an untitled film up a week to July 31, 2020, from a previous date of August 7, 2020.
While Marvel has shared with us some good news, Disney, on the other hand has us waiting much longer than initially thought for the live-action Mulan film, which has been pushed back from its original release date of November 2, 2018 through to March 27, 2020. That’s nearly two years!!
There are no details as yet whether one relates to another. Hopefully they have pushed back the release date of Mulan in order to focus on the film and to fully capture the cultural beauty of Asia. Disney did an amazing job with Beauty and the Beast, so here’s hoping that the delay will yield positive results.