One of the biggest events in the Marvel Cinematic Universe takes place this year when Avengers: Infinity War brings together many of the heroes and villains introduced across 18 movies to do battle with the mad Titan Thanos. The film finished principal photography in January 2018, and the film was set to come out on May 4, 2018, until a Twitter exchange changed all of that. The film will now hit theaters on April 27.
Avengers: Infinity War is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo (Captain America: Civil War) from a script by Captain America franchise screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. The film will bring back a long list of Marvel movie-verse stars, including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, and many, many more.
Same Film, New Time
In a series of tweets, Downey Jr. asked the Marvel Studios Twitter account to release Infinity War a week early for the whole world, and Marvel acquiesced to its Iron Man. The film will now open in theaters every where a full week ahead of schedule, on April 27.
Going super dark
To the surprise of no one, Avengers: Infinity War had a brief but memorable presence at the 2018 Super Bowl, thanks to a surprisingly dark television spot for the film.
That’s a wrap (cake)
On January 11, 2018, the Russo brothers commemorated the end of principal filming on Avengers: Infinity War in appropriate fashion: With a massive cake topped by the mad Titan himself, Thanos.
An epic first trailer
Marvel Studios released the first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War (see above) on Wednesday, November 29. The studio previously teased the trailer’s arrivalwith a brief video featuring a montage of scenes from some of the early films that paved the way for Infinity War and other moments leading up to the climactic crossover (as well as some fan-submitted footage).
On November 28, Spider-Man himself — or rather, the actor who plays him, Holland — posted an “accidental” reveal of a teaser poster for Infinity War. The video was posted by Holland under the guise of a live video the Spider-Man actor was filming that happened to include him showing the world a confidential image from the film.
Even if it’s difficult to believe that anything about the moment was accidental (particularly if you have any knowledge of Marvel’s strict control over information regarding its films), it still managed to be a fun way to show off the movie’s first promotional image.