Avengers: Infinity War will now hit screens on April 27, a week before its earlier launch date of May 4. In other words, the summer box office will kick off earlier than expected (the first weekend in May is historically considered the official start of the summer season).
The move means that the superhero tentpole, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, will open day and date around the globe, reducing the possibility of spoilers marring the experience for North American audiences
As a rule, Marvel summer pics staking out the early May date in the U.S. generally open a week earlier overseas because of competitive reasons.
Infinity War reunites the Avengers gang, including Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), as they join forces with the Guardians of the Galaxy crew to stop the evil intergalactic despot Thanos (Josh Brolin).
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