According to a report from MTV News, looks like the “Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase One” Blu-ray collection has been delayed until Spring 2013. No reason why, Marvel fans will have to wait a bit longer now. ‘The Avengers‘ is still set to be released on September 25th though.
For those of you who can’t wait to assemble all of your Marvel Studios movies in one epic home video package, you’re going to have to wait a bit longer.
Sources at Disney have confirmed to MTV News that the “Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase One” Blu-ray collection has been delayed until spring 2013. No release date beyond that rough time period has been decided just yet. The collection was previously scheduled for release on September 25, 2012.
We’ll keep you posted with further details as they come in.
UPDATE: Well apparently the delay is because Marvel and Buena Vista Home Entertainment were hit with a lawsuit by German luxury briefcase manufacturer Rimowa GmbH over the fact that the replica case to be used in the Blu-ray box set resembles Rimowa’s Topas attaché case. So, they were all set to go on sale later this month, but the lawsuit has changed that to Spring 2013 now and the case will be changed. (Source: Daily BLAM!)
Last week it was reported that a lawsuit by German luxury briefcase manufacturer Rimowa GmbH against Marvel and owner Buena Vista Home Entertainment has curtailed the September release of The Marvel Cinematic Universe – Phase One: Avengers Assembled set due to the set’s plastic replica case being an unauthorized “close copy of Rimowa’s Topas attaché case.”
Amazon.com removed the pre-order option from their site, along with many other retailers who were expecting the item to begin shipping this month. Now, Entertainment Weekly reports that the release has been pushed to an unspecified date in the Spring of 2013, and the design of set will exclude the case that ignited the lawsuit.
Disney Movie Rewards has also announced that members can receive a handful of new promotional items by purchasing The Avengers on Blu-ray when it gets released September 25th.