If a Twitter exchange between Marvel Studios and film star Robert Downey Jr. is to be believed, fans around the world will get to see the latest "Avengers" adventure one week earlier.
- New 'Avengers: Infinity War' release date 'leaked'
- Marvel, Downey Jr. Twitter accounts exchange jabs
- New date moves up release date by 1 week
Marvel Studios "officially" moved the release date of "Avengers: Infinity War" from May 4 to April 27 on Thursday following a thread of messages between the studio's official Twitter account and that of Downey Jr., who for the past 10 years has played Tony Stark/Iron Man in the studio's projects.
Any chance I could see it earlier?— Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) March 1, 2018
Great. With friends?— Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) March 1, 2018
The entire world?— Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) March 1, 2018
You guys wanted it. You got it. See you there April 27th. pic.twitter.com/DsllNH2ko6— Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) March 1, 2018
"Avengers: Infinity War" brings together the titular heroes plus a host of other Marvel heroes who have appeared in Marvel Studios films since 2008 as they battle intergalactic tyrant Thanos, played by Josh Brolin.
Marvel Studios and its parent company, the Walt Disney Company, have issued no further "official" comment.