LOS ANGELES, March 1, 2018. – Marvel Studios and Disney have just made comic book fans very happy. The studios have announced that the release date for “Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War” has been moved to April instead of its already scheduled May release.
The surprise announcement was all made possible by Robert Downey Jr. handy work. Downey took to Twitter asking Marvel if he could see it earlier. Marvel Studios approves and is announcing the movie is releasing on April 27.
Any chance I could see it earlier?
— Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) March 1, 2018
Anything for you, Mr. Stark! How’s April 27th?
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) March 1, 2018
While it appears Downey Jr was able to convince Marvel Studios to release the film earlier, it appears that maybe Disney didn’t want Marvel to have to compete with Disney’s “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” which is scheduled for release at the end of May. Or possibly Marvel understands that fans’ love of the beloved comic books, it’s just better just to serve it right away. Moviegoers will also be able to partake in three Marvel films this year. Infinity War is kicking of a massive release of summer films. “Deadpool 2” will be releasing on May 18th. “Infinity War” will be the first released after the massive success of “Black Panther.”
The April 27 release date was already the scheduled premiere date for the UK release of “Avengers: Infinity War.” Normally, Marvel releases their movies a littler earlier than when they release them in the United States. However, this time it will be the same date, meaning those in Europe will not be able to spoil the film for moviegoers in the United States.
Infinity War is the beginning of a two-part expected blockbuster, which will wrap up with Avengers 4 in 2019. Infinity War will be killing of the beloved superheroes, preparing the studio for its fourth phase of films. Moviegoers will have to say goodbye to heroes like Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America and even Thor.