Sorry, America: 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Will Be Seen by the Rest of the World First
Bad news for American moviegoers: The rest of the world is going to get to see the "Avengers" sequel first.
Marvel has just confirmed that "Avengers: Age of Ultron" will make its international debut on April 24, 2015, one week before it's set to open in the U.S. So far, only the U.K. and Ireland are confirmed to screen "Ultron" on that date, but more territories are expected to join the list soon.
While it may seem unfair to American audiences, it's par for the course for Marvel (and other studios) to open tentpole pictures in other countries first. And considering that international box office receipts typically far outweigh North American totals, it makes sense that studios would want to start cashing in on big moneymakers early.
Either way, this confirmation only serves as a reminder that "Ultron" is that much closer to its heavily-anticipated release, with only one year -- or one year, one week for Americans -- separating moviegoers from the picture.
"Avengers: Age of Ultron" opens in the U.S. on May 1, 2015.
EXCLUSIVE: Lou Ferrigno Says He’s Back To Voice THE HULK in AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
While meeting up with legendary body builder Lou Ferrigno over the weekend at WonderCon 2014, Louis Love asked him what he has in works next and if he’ll be back for Avengers: Age of Ultron. Ferrigno replied by saying YES, he will be doing the voice over work for The Hulk.
Ferrigno is best known for playing The Hulk in the The Incredible Hulk TV show from 1977-1982.
Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in theaters on May 1, 2015.
that 1 week wait will be ETERNAL for everyone lbrh. still tho only 1 year away from this masterpiece!!!!!!
and Lou can get the fuck right on out of here. nhf his racist scumbag ass tainting this movie.