Robert Downey Jr. 'convinces' Marvel to move up 'Avengers: Infinity War' release to April 27

Robert Downey Jr.
Posted at 3:19 PM, Mar 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-01 16:22:18-05

Good news, Marvel fans: The next Avengers movie is hitting theaters a week early.

Marvel Studios announced Thursday afternoon that it was moving up the release date of Avengers: Infinity War from May 4 to April 27 — with the help of Ironman himself, Robert Downey Jr.

In an exchange on Twitter, Downey appeared to "convince" the studio to release the new superhero flick a week early.















Avengers: Infinity War will be the third Avengers film and be the 18th movie set in the current Marvel extended universe.

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.