'Avengers: Infinity War' Release Date Moved Up to April 27

Avengers: Infinity War, the third film featuring Marvel Comics' premiere team, will release a week earlier than originally planned. Marvel Studios confirmed April 27 as the new release date for Infinity War over Twitter on Thursday.

The Twitter exchange came via the official Marvel Studios account, after Robert Downey Jr. asked to see the film earlier. After a back-and-forth, Marvel Studios agreed to release Avengers: Infinity War one week earlier.

Check out the exchange between Marvel Studios and Robert Downey Jr. below.

That’s a FANTASTIC idea! Done.

Avengers: #InfinityWar in theaters everywhere April 27th. pic.twitter.com/n5JhJWpnqc

— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) March 1, 2018

Moving the release date of Avengers: Infinity War gives the film a bit more breathing room at the box office. May 2018 is already stacked with the release of Deadpool 2 on May 18 and Solo: A Star Wars Story on May 25.

Avengers: Infinity War will complete the story that began with the first Iron Man movie. Thanos, the villain who first appeared at the end of the first Avengers film, will finally make his way to Earth in search of the Infinity Stones.

Marvel Studios has had a great 2018 already, with the massive box-office success of Black Panther. The film, starring Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira and Michael B. Jordan, racked in over $700 million in its first two weekends.

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