This weekend, Avengers: Infinity War’s reign at the top of the box office will come to an end thanks to Deadpool 2. By Monday, Infinity War should reach $600 million domestically; which is only $97 million behind Black Panther’s total for the year. Given the coming onslaught of summer films, it remains to be seen whether Infinity War can surpass Black Panther or leg it out in theaters for a few months. However, Disney and Marvel Studios don’t seem to be concerned about chasing their own record. Instead, the focus is already falling upon Infinity War’s home release.
Via the official Avengers twitter account, Marvel revealed that Avengers: Infinity War will be available on digital and 4K UHD on July 31. Pre-orders are already open.
Considering that Infinity War opened less than a month ago, it seems like the home video release is happening much sooner than expected. July 31 falls outside the currently accepted 90 day window between theatrical and home release dates. But it still seems premature to show off the digital plans while the film is still a strong performer in theaters. Disney’s Blu-ray and DVD releases tend to follow one-to-two weeks after the digital release, so Avengers: Infinity War should be available in those formats starting in early August.
Naturally, we’re very curious to see the extra content that will come with Infinity War’s home release. The Russo brothers have hinted that scenes featuring Thanos’ backstory were cut from the film, and we’re also quite eager to learn more about the making of this picture.