As if you needed another surprise for the day, but just in case you didn’t get enough after the reveal of DC’s Sandman Universe and Marvel’s new Amazing Spider-Man creative team…Marvel Studios announced today that Avengers: Infinity War would getting pushed up a week and will now see release on April 27th instead of its original May 5th date.

Quite a late in the game type development from a major release, but it makes sense…seeing as how late April is looking to be an extraordinarily weak time at the box office – the biggest thing opening that weekend was the Emily Blunt/John Krasinski animated adventure Animal Crackers.

Also, this clears up a little bit of the glut that was shaping up in May with Deadpool 2 having moved right between both Infinity War and Solo. I won’t say Infinity War was running away from Deadpool 2, which also looking to make a pretty serious mint, but I won’t say it wasn’t either.

Here’s how Marvel Studios made the announcement on twitter, with a major starring role for Robert Downey Jr:


Another factor for this move? Limiting of overseas spoilers, which has been an issue with a lot of the Marvel Studios product that hits the International markets first. With everyone getting it at the same time, that nips a little bit of that problem in the bud too.


  1. Nice. I know our family will be happy to see Avengers 1 week earlier.

    Regarding Animal Crackers…
    The distributor STILL has not picked a date… so we won’t be in theaters April 27 anyhow.

  2. This sound like the same situation, when Superman Returns was bumped up by two days back in 2006 (original June 30 – then to June 28); which ran up against the Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. Looks like Marvel is playing too gain more revenue; just so their shareholders can be happy for more income; over loss to a possible Solo: A Star Wars Story (possible failure).

    By the way, I think Marvel Studios is just making excuses about Deadpool 2 (possible successful sequel).

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