Following in the footsteps of Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel Studios has quietly shifted the release of the newly titled sequel, Avengers: Endgame, to April 2019.
Originally scheduled to premiere on May 3, 2019, the hotly anticipated film will now arrive worldwide one week earlier, on April 26. The shift was initially teased as April 2019 at the end of the first trailer, released this morning, before a poster offered the exact date.
Like Infinity War before it, Endgame had been targeted for release in the United Kingdom a week before its U.S. release, as has long been the practice for Marvel Studios and Disney films. But staggered release dates lead to inevitable dissemination of spoilers, to which Marvel is rather notoriously averse. By making April 26 the (effective) worldwide premiere of the blockbuster sequel, the studio can hope to keep fans in North America from having the plot spoiled by those in Europe.
Avengers: Endgame will arrive on April 26, 2019. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Marvel’s Avengers 4 stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Chadwick Boseman, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie.