Marvel Shifts 'Thor: Ragnarok' & More Following Spider-Man News
by Ethan Anderton
February 9, 2015
In case you haven't heard yet, Marvel Studios will be co-producing a new Spider-Man franchise for Sony Picutres, and the webslinger will now be part of Marvel's cinematic universe. After Spidey enters the MCU in a forthcoming Marvel Studios film, he'll begin his new franchise with his own film on July 28th, 2017. Some of you may have realized that summer date was the announced release for Thor: Ragnarok when Marvel had their big Phase Three presentation last year, and Marvel has addressed that fact by shifting some of their dates from 2017 onward, beginning with Thor: Ragnarok moving to November 3rd, 2017.
In addition, Black Panther has been shifted back to July 6th, 2018, while Captain Marvel moves to November 2nd, 2018, and Inhumans now has a July 12th, 2019 release. As for the two-part The Avengers: Infinity War, each movie will still arrive on May 4th, 2018 and May 3rd, 2019. This is such huge news that it sent a shockwave of time through the rest of the Marvel cinematic universe. It's so nice to have Spider-Man back home (for the most part), and knowing that we'll finally get to see everyone's favorite webslinger swinging around Stark Tower in New York City. Excited?
Reader Feedback - 16 Comments
soo wheres Doctor Strange at now date wise ?
Robert Rogers on Feb 9, 2015
I assume it's still set to come out in November 2016.
rick on Feb 9, 2015
"...Marvel has addressed that fact by shifting some of their dates from 2017 onward." Doctor Strange comes out in 2016 and thus is not impacted.
Ethan Anderton on Feb 9, 2015
The only dates that have shifted are from Thor Ragnarok and onward. So Cap 3, Doc Strange, and GOTG 2 still have the same dates as before.
JBroti on Feb 10, 2015
I'm all for the change, as Spidey has been one of my top three favorite heroes within Marvel. I'd rather see him in the mix than the Inhumans, only because I know very little about them. However, I was very much looking forward to the Inhumans inclusion to the Infinity Wars story. Especially since Agents of SHIELD have started to build that storyline. I've been reading for a long while now, all the talk of Phase 4 and so on, but I feel like that's all speculation, as Kevin and Marvel Studios have never stated that there will be a Phase 4 or what that new trilogy will become. Since this trilogy will ultimately end the Thanos saga (so we think) I'm curious what the new trilogy will be about? There's few foes more powerful than Thanos, and I'm assuming Fox owns Galactus. So with that in mind, I'd really like to hear everyone's opinions as to what direction you guys think will happen or would like to see happen (besides a Planet Hulk movie) with Phase 4 and so on?
JBroti on Feb 10, 2015
I say they should give the first new Spider-Man film to Drew Goddard as a consolation prize since Sinister Six isn't happening anymore (I'm assuming). Also, there needs to be more Drew Goddard movies in general.
Patrick Shirley on Feb 10, 2015
So much for that "pivotal role" for Black Panther. Don't really see the point of bringing in Spidey (and Sony) to not use him for his role in Civil War, or one close to it. But on the other hand, I really like Andrew Garfield. If he was given decent direction and a script he could be great. 3 different actors in 8 years seems a bit much just for the sake of it.
T. Hakeem on Feb 10, 2015
Panzerknecker on Feb 10, 2015
I'm more worried than excited. Having to deal with Amy Pascal will not be easy.
CoosCoos on Feb 10, 2015
Yes!! My online petition worked!
TheOct8pus on Feb 10, 2015
It's about time, now get Ray Stevenson back as Punisher and throw in Wolverine!!
Angry Lester on Feb 10, 2015
Yeah, that's why I paid little attention to that schedule they released. Trying to predict precise events in the entertainment world five years out? Gimme a break. Those dates are optimistic guesses at best. Please don't tell me there's going to be one of these articles for every release date that gets changed, even if it's several years away.
kevjohn on Feb 10, 2015
The Spider-man reboots have been mediocre at best. I really don't see the benefit of bumping four movies for the sake of Spider-man, a poor Spider-man at that. Thor Ragnarok was the perfect follow-up to Avengers Age Of Ultron and Captain America Civil War, considering its impact on the MCU. Marvel had a definite theme with Phase 3. Well, I was going to the movies on July 28, 2017. Now I am not.
Odins Eye on Feb 10, 2015
I really like a guy who makes up his mind about seeing a movie before anything has even been written
Sky on Feb 10, 2015
Sky, his name is Odins Eye, he has earned the right to see only what he wants, having gouged out, as he did, said.
Bensa Magos on Feb 11, 2015
BRING IT ON! People shouldn't care about this little switch up at all. WE ARE GETTING SPIDERMAN IN THE MCU.
DAVIDPD on Feb 12, 2015
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