The much-anticipated release of the massive superhero movie “Avengers: Infinity War” has been moved to April 27, which is ahead of the previously announced May 4 premiere. The announcement of the release date change was cleverly made in the form of a Twitter exchange between the Marvel account and franchise star, Robert Downey Jr.
The “Iron Man” actor responded to a seemingly regular promotional post by the Marvel account, asking if there is a chance that he could see the movie earlier.
“Anything for you, Mr. Stark!” Marvel’s account responded. “How’s April 27th?”
Downey Jr then asked if he could see it with his friends, which he later clarified that he meant the entire world. Marvel replied, saying that that was a fantastic idea. Downey Jr concluded the conversation by saying, “You guys wanted it. You got it. See you there April 27th.”
The move gives the Avengers film more breathing room, as May is already stacked with the releases of two giant films with “Deadpool 2” showing on May 18 and “Solo: A Star Wars Story” set for May 25.
With the new release date, Marvel also said that everyone around the world would have a chance to see the film together, as it would be released globally on the same date.
“Avengers: Infinity War” will celebrate the 10th year of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), which began with Downey Jr’s first “Iron Man” movie back in 2018.
To date, the franchise has released 18 movies, with the latest being the massively successful “Black Panther.” Including “Avengers: Infinity War,” there are at least six more projects that are underway for the cinematic universe.
A massive superhero team-up film, “Avengers: Infinity War” will see the heroes who had starred in the previously released movies coming together to fight against the supervillain Thanos, whose arrival was first teased at the end of the first “Avengers” film.