Superhero fever is officially about to set in for 2017, as we can always tell by news of certain merchandise.
LEGO is evidently releasing several toy sets based on the most anticipated upcoming films from business behemoths DC and Marvel: Thor: Ragnarok, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Justice League. Makeshift boxes with the films’ and studios’ logos were all that fans got to see at this stage, but it’s certainly encouraging to know that the preliminary work has begun on the sets. These stand-in boxes were on show at the Nuremberg International Toy Fair, as chronicled by German LEGO news blog @promobricks. Spider-Man and Thor were grouped together, while Justice League was appropriately in a league of its own.
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There’s no word yet on when we can expect to see these sets on shelves, but a good bet is they will be released close to the premiere of the films on which they’re based. Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League won’t be out until late in the year, but Spider-Man: Homecoming is scheduled for release this summer, meaning it will likely be featured at the stalls in San Diego Comic-Con.
Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba and Anthony Hopkins. It is scheduled to be released on November 3rd 2017.
Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr, Donald Glover, Zendaya and Marisa Tomei. It will be released on July 7th 2017.
Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Jesse Eisenberg and Amy Adams. It is slated for release on November 17th 2017.