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Marvel delays Thor, Black Panther and Captain Marvel movies to make room for Spider-Man

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

The arrival of Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is shaking up Marvel's movie slate, resulting in delays for the third Thor movie and its feature films based on Black Panther, Captain Marvel and the Inhumans, Marvel Studios announced today.

Sony Pictures' next Spider-Man movie, which will be set in Marvel's movie canon, is being released on July 28, 2017. That's when Marvel was originally planning to release Thor: Ragnarok. The third Thor movie is now slated for release on Nov. 3, 2017.

That delay has resulted in a few more shifts. Black Panther will now be released on July 6, 2018. Captain Marvel will follow later that year on Nov. 2, 2018. And Marvel's Inhumans is slipping to July 12, 2019.

The shifting of those four films does not affect the release dates for the third and fourth Avengers movies. Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Infinity War Part 2 will still be released on May 4, 2018 and May 3, 2019, respectively.

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