Marvel's movie poster for "Avengers: Infinity War" and actor Robert Downey Jr.

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Iron Man Asked, Marvel Listened: Release Date Of 'Avengers: Infinity War' Just Changed

Robert Downey Jr. is the hero we never knew we needed

March 1, 2018

A series of tweets between Marvel Studios and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) has led to a huge announcement in the Marvel Universe. The highly anticipated "Avengers: Infinity War" will now be released a week earlier than previously advertised. 

The movie is expected to be the grand finale of the Marvel movie series, which began with Downey Jr.'s "Iron Man" in 2008, and was supposed to hit theatres on May 4. But now Marvel Studios says it will come out on April 27.

Here's the full Twitter thread from Thursday afternoon: 

You heard 'em. It's done. 

Marvel has been on a roll for the last decade, most recently thanks to the success of "Black Panther" which was released on Feb. 16. It has already landed on the top-20 list of all-time, highest-grossing films in U.S. box offices. Also on that list are two other Avengers movies: at No. 5 is "The Avengers" (2012) and at No. 12 is "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (2015).