When will LEGO Marvel get the same spoiler-sensitive treatment as LEGO Avatar?

All five LEGO Avatar sets released in 2022 stuck closely to scenes from the film that had already been released, so why can’t the same rules apply to LEGO Marvel sets?

With the upcoming release of Avatar: The Way of Water, the LEGO Group took a trip down memory lane with five new sets all based around the 2009 film from James Cameron. Featuring characters like Jake Sully, Neytiri, and Quaritch, the five sets don’t give anything away about the upcoming sequel.

Four more LEGO Avatar sets are rumoured to be on their way in January of 2023, roughly a month after Avatar: The Way of Water’s release date on December 16. While nothing has been confirmed for these sets, we think it’s a fairly good guess that they will be linked to the sequel.

Keeping characters and settings under wraps is not par for the course when it comes to LEGO sets linked to major franchises, however. At this very moment, there are four LEGO Marvel sets that cover scenes from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which doesn’t release until November 11.

LEGO Marvel 76214 Black Panther War on the Water featured

As a result, sets like 76214 Black Panther: War on the Water haven’t just hinted at what we can expect from the Black Panther sequel, but actually confirmed the identity of the next Black Panther, stepping into the vibranium suit of the late Chadwick Boseman. For fans who prefer to be surprised in the cinema, avoiding LEGO sets related to major films might have to become another spoiler-avoiding measure.

The LEGO Group designers will often collaborate closely with film studios when creating sets linked to big franchises like Star Wars, Marvel, and now Avatar, so it seems that the suits behind Avatar: The Way of Water will have pushed for LEGO sets relating to the sequel to be released only after people have had time to see the film on the big screen.

For now though, it doesn’t seem like Marvel Studios has any of the same reservations, so if you’re keen to stay entirely spoiler-free, don’t look too closely at LEGO Marvel sets until you’ve seen the films they relate to.

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