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Marvel bumps up the release date for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

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With some help from Tony Stark.

Marvel Studios announced on social media that it’s releasing Avengers: Infinity War on April 27 complete with a superhero unveiling.

Avengers: Infinity War was originally set for released May 4, so the new date pushes the movie up by one week. And instead of just casually revealing the new date in a trailer or a poster, it recruited Robert Downey, Jr. 

It started, innocently enough, with Marvel Studios’ Twitter account gauging how excited people were for Avengers: Infinity War to come out soon now that it’s the next Marvel movie to arrive in theaters after Black Panther.

And while many fans would love to have the movie as early as possible, Downey Jr. added his enthusiasm for seeing it earlier. And if anybody can get that movie earlier—a week earlier to be precise—it’s Iron Man himself.

Downey Jr. pushed slowly, first asking if he could get his friends to see it with him before going all in and asking if the rest of the world could get it earlier.

Luckily for him (and all of us), Marvel Studios was in a good mood today, and it had a poster handy with the new date.

It’s not uncommon to see movie dates switch around from big studios, although it usually doesn’t happen so close to planned release dates. But moving the release date up to April 27 gives Avengers: Infinity War a little breathing room in an especially crowded theater lineup. Deadpool 2 is arriving May 18, just two weeks after Avengers: Infinity War’s original release date with Solo: A Star Wars Story (the latter which is owned by Marvel Studios’ parent company Disney) debuting a week after that on May 25.

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and the resident Game of Thrones expert at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has brought her knowledge to conventions like Con of Thrones. She is based in New Jersey.