When Will Avengers: Infinity War be on Netflix?
The biggest movie event of 2018 is now upon us with Avengers: Infinity War now being released in cinemas across the world. We’re currently expecting Infinity Wars to come to Netflix in the United States and Canada within the next year so here’s what we know about the Netflix release date in case you’re not heading out to the cinema.
The past 10 years have brought us many Marvel movies that introduced us to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s built some of the most recognizable characters in the 21st century including the likes of Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk, Thor, Doctor Strange and many more. In case you haven’t heard, Thanos is out to cause trouble in the galaxy with his quest to collect all of the infinity stones and wipe away half the population.
The epic showdown will see a massive ensemble cast and perhaps the biggest superhero movie in history rock the box office as it releases in late April in cinemas worldwide..
Netflix US Release Date
For every Disney movie that’s come to Netflix as part of the contract struck back in 2014, new movies have arrived roughly between eight and nine months after the initial theatre release. In which case, you can expect Avengers: Infinity War to be arriving on Netflix before the year is out. In the timeline, we’re currently expecting the US to be streaming the movie around November/December 2018.
Captain America: Civil War released around the same time in 2016 during April and arrived on Netflix on December 25th, 2016. That could mean another Christmas day treat is on the horizon again!
Netflix CA Release Date
Netflix Canada, unlike America, isn’t beholden to the same contract as the United States which is expiring. It does, however, receive the Marvel movies on roughly the same timeline as the US currently so you can expect a December 2018 release.
Netflix UK Release Date
The United Kingdom doesn’t have the same deals as above. Those movie rights belong to Sky who gets new Disney, Star Wars, and Marvel movie rights before the likes of Netflix. That’s not to say that they won’t receive it at all. In fact, Netflix UK typically gets all Marvel movies a few years down the line.
Infinity War May Not Come to Netflix
That’s right, you read the above correctly, we may not be getting the movie at all. That’s because we’re not 100% sure on how the Disney contract will proceed now that it’s coming to an end. It looks as though all movie releases from 2016 to 2019 are included and then expire after a couple of years. That’s evidenced by the removal of the Disney titles so far. We don’t think this is a case but it’s a fair warning.
While you’re waiting, why not check out the other Marvel movies on Netflix or better yet, just the two Avengers movies which are streaming in some regions.