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Marvel Studios Adds Third 2018 Release Date

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After a week of marketing a variety of major changes coming to Marvel Comics, from a new Captain America, a new Thor and a new roster of Avengers, Disney and Marvel Entertainment are now focused on the film side. Marvel Studios, having already set dates for a pair of unannounced 2016-17, took us by surprise on Friday by announcing another five just in time for Comic-Con. But wait, there's more!

With projects now set all the way to May 2019, we had our first clear picture of the schedule of releases for Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, paving the way to The Avengers 3. In our own fun list of five movies we'd love to see Marvel Studios announce at Comic-Con 2014 we threw in a wildcard pick of Spider-Man, based on the idea that Sony had the release dates for The Amazing Spider-Man 3 and Sinister Six seemingly in limbo just after TASM 2 under-performed critically and financially.

Just hours later, Sony quickly put that entry on my list to shame by announcing new dates for Sinister Six (November 11, 2016) and The Amazing Spider-Man 3, specifying only that it's coming in 2018. The easy assumption is that the third Spidey was taking the May 4, 2018 date that The Amazing Spider-Man 4 previously held, but that's definitely not the case.

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