This is definitely a nice surprise for Marvel fans! Marvel is releasing “Avengers: Infinity War” one week earlier in order for the movie to be released on the same day in all countries. It sounds like the main reason is that “Infinity War” contains some huge spoilers and Marvel is trying to have everyone experience those spoilers as soon as possible, before it hits the net.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
Avengers: Infinity War will now unfurl 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. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has said the film will have big ramifications for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so much so that the title for 2019’s Avengers 4 has not yet been revealed, as the name itself would be a spoiler.
As a rule, Marvel summer pics that stake out the early May date in the U.S. generally open a week earlier overseas for competitive reasons.
The movie will open in the wake of the staggering success of Marvel and Disney’s Black Panther, which is on the verge of crossing the $800 million mark at the global box office. Black Panther stars Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett, Letitia Wright and Winston Duke also star in Infinity War, the third outing in the Avengers series.