Every once in a while movie studios and record labels will move a release date around for different reasons. Maybe they want more time to promote a movie. Maybe re-shoots had to happen and it stalled production. Or, in some cases, movies get pushed up with earlier release dates. In the case of Avengers: Infinity War, it’s the latter.
Any chance I could see it earlier?
— Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) March 1, 2018
Instead of being released on its original date of May 4th, Infinity War will be hitting theaters one week earlier on April 27th.
That’s a FANTASTIC idea! Done.
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) March 1, 2018
Some are speculating that it’s a move to avoid losing box office revenue to Deadpool 2, which is scheduled to hit theaters on May 18th. Others believe it’s to capitalize off of the success of Black Panther. All speculation aside, fans are just going to be happy to see some of their favorite heroes on screen together, fighting Thanos!