Australian Fans Want ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ To Change Release Date

Avengers Infinity War Thanos Josh Brolin Marvel Most fans won’t be seeing Avengers: Infinity War until April 27th, however, a few countries will get the film a little early. In Australia and New Zealand, the film will be released on Wednesday the 25th. While many would assume this is a cause for celebration, Australian fans are not too happy. Some Australian fans are asking that the movie’s release date be changed because April 25th is actually the day of a somber Australian holiday.

Anzac Day is a holiday in both New Zealand and Australia in which people honor all who have lost their lives in war or conflict. The holiday is meant to be a time of reflection during which people pay their respects to those who have fallen. So, many believe that releasing the new Avengers film on that day is a way of capitalizing on something quite serious. Most films in Australia and New Zealand are released on Thursday, making this release date look all the worse.

Australian TODAY Show’s entertainment editor, Richard Wilkins, explained why he finds the situation so frustrating:

“My issue is not that Avengers is opening a day earlier, it’s that cinemas are allowed to operate from 10am at all, when most other retailers are restricted until 1pm.”

The issue has caused some controversy in movie theatres. They, however, clarify that the distributor sets the release dates. They have no say in it. Avengers: Infinity War, is one of the biggest movies of the year. So, it is important for theatres to screen the film on its release. Otherwise, they could be losing out on a lot of money.

It is doubtful that Marvel would move the release so late, but what do you guys think? Should Marvel change the release date? Let us know down in the comments!

Here is the synopsis for Avengers: Infinity War: 

As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, the film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner and Paul Rudd.

Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters April 27, 2018.

Source: Comic Book

The 10 Strongest Members Of The Avengers, Ranked

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The Avengers Marvel ComicsWithout a doubt, the Avengers are the mightiest team in the Marvel Universe. When villains hear Captain America yell “Avengers Assemble,” they know they need to get out of there ASAP. Jam-packed full of some of the strongest superheroes in comics, super villains need to think twice before messing with The Avengers. Over the years, the team’s various incarnations have saved the Earth from all kinds of destructive plots.

The powerful heroes on the Avengers are the only thing that stand between Earth and destruction on an almost constant basis. Without every one of the Avengers listed below, the Earth and all its inhabitants likely would have already met their death at the hands of a dastardly villain like Doctor Doom or the Skrulls.

Hit Next to read on about the ten strongest members of the Avengers! 

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Louis Otero

Louis Otero

Louis is a New York-based journalist. You can hear more about his love for genre flicks and superheroes on his weekly podcast Random Movie Roulette.


    April, not may

  • AlphaBlu

    A few people are calling for this. The majority of us are happy to have a public holiday in the middle of the week. If you think the cinema industry isn’t going to take advantage of that then you’re mad.

  • Carl

    Just go the next day, problem solved.