Marvel Studios Sets Dates for 6 New Films, Moves a 2020 Release Date

While the big headline today was Marvel Studios announcing that Avengers: Infinity War would be opening EVERYWHERE April 27th, the studio also made some moves with its future film slate.

According to Exhibitor Relations, Marvel Studios has moved one of its 2020 release dates up a week to July 31. This marks the second time this film has moved, originally being scheduled for July 10 before moving to August 7 and now landing back in July. While there’s been no official announcements beyond July 2019’s Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel, many fans believe that the summer 2020 date is being reserved for Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow solo film.

Additionally, the studio has slotted dates for 6 untitled films, 3 each in 2021 and 2022. With only the very recent exception of this year, the studio has released a movie in May every year since Iron Man 2 in 2010 and that trend will continue through 2022. Check out the new dates below:

The sudden shift of Avengers: Infinity War’s long-standing release date should suggest that these dates simply serve as place holders and are nothing if not tentative. It’s also worth noting that it’s highly unlikely that any of these dates are for Spider-Man films as those are Sony’s films to announce and that any further collaboration with Sony on a third Spider-Man film could easily result in a shift in these release dates. It’s highly unlikely that we’ll get any official word from Marvel Studios on what these films are until San Diego Comic Con given the repeated efforts by Kevin Feige to keep the focus on completing the announced slate of films before turning attention to the future.

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