Doctor Strange and Guardians of the Galaxy 2 to be released in the UK before America

The UK release dates for Marvel's upcoming superhero slate have been unveiled – and we've got the edge on the States

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Sometimes it pays to be British – at least where superhero films are concerned.

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Marvel Studio’s long-term plans for its stable of superhero movies were outlined last month, with a series of films stretching to 2019 – but the UK releases have only just been unveiled, showing that the majority of the features will be seen on these fair isles first.

Rumoured Benedict Cumberbatch vehicle Doctor Strange will arrive here just before Halloween on the 28th October 2016 (hitting US cinemas a week later on November 4th), with space opera sequel Guardians of the Galaxy 2 similarly beating out its May 2017 US release to arrive in the UK on 28th April.

Other Marvel movies arriving in UK cinemas first include Captain America: Civil War (29th April 2016), Black Panther (27th October 2017), Avengers: Infinity War parts one and two (27th April 2018 and 26th April 2019) and The Inhumans (26th October 2018).

Thor: Ragnarok (28th July 2018) and Captain Marvel (6th July 2018) are the only two films to have the same release date here and in America – but we’ll let them have those, eh?

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Marvel’s next film Avengers: Age of Ultron is released in the UK on 24th April 2015 (and 1st May in America)