It looks like the summer movie season will be kicking off a week earlier than expected this year as Marvel has decided to push the release date The Avengers: Infinity War up by one week. The movie was originally scheduled to hit theatres in North America on May 4th, but now the international release date of April 27th has become a global release date instead. The news was announced via Twitter yesterday with Robert Downey Jr. pretending to convince his overlords at Marvel to release it a week earlier:
That’s a FANTASTIC idea! Done.
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) March 1, 2018
This is exciting news for Marvel fans, but not great news for the other movies that were scheduled for April 27th: the Dean Devlin horror movie Bad Samaritan, Lionsgate thriller Traffik and the Amy Schumer comedy I Feel Pretty (the latter may have already decided to shift to April 20th). No doubt Marvel wanted put a bit more space between Infinity War and Deadpool 2, which hits theatres on May 18th, but it also helps them carry over the story directly from Black Panther. Are you looking forward to seeing The Avengers: Infinity War a week early?