– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Marvel Studios seems to be untouchable right now. They have been for some time, but the unexpected success of Black Panther really has catapulted them to a new level of invincibility. What better way to go into their next big team-up flick, Avengers: Infinity War, right? What else can they possibly do to bolster confidence that the film will everything fans had hoped for and more?

How about move up the release an extra week? Well that’s exactly what they did. After a cute little exchange between Robert Downey Jr. and the official Twitter account on the social media platform, it was revealed that Avengers: Infinity War would be released on April 27, 2018. You can check out the official announcement below:

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So what’s the reason behind this move? Are they feeling just a little bit cocky? My guess is twofold. First off, they likely want to shorten the window between it and Black Panther so that enthusiasm is high, but I don’t think that’s it. With Black Panther doing as well as it is (and it guaranteed to still make big bucks in its third weekend), I bet they want to make damn sure that they have enough space between Infinity War and Disney’s other big film, Solo: A Star Wars Story. While they always knew the movie would do good, Black Panther was likely a reminder that an amazingly well-received story can stick around for weeks and weeks, and they don’t want these films to cannibalize each other too much.

The official synopsis for Avengers: Infinity War is below:

“An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the Universe.”

Are you happy that we’ll be seeing Avengers: Infinity War sooner rather than later?

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SOURCE: Marvel

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.