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Avengers: Endgame Poster Reveals New Release Date

We're in the endgame now. 

Minutes after unleashing the first trailer for Avengers 4 — now and forevermore known as Avengers: Endgame — Marvel Studios came in with a second swing when it released the first poster for the film fans have been anxiously, desperately waiting to see. 

The one-sheet, uploaded to co-director Joe and Anthony Russo's joint Instagram account on Friday, is simple in its design: it's the big Avengers "A," partly crumbled away to symbolize what happened to many fan-favorite superheroes following Thanos' decimating snap in Avengers: Infinity War. Nothing else is going on in the background, and there are no hidden figures or characters Photoshopped in as Easter eggs for fans to find. It's a crisp and clean piece of promotion — and the only things to be spotted beyond the massive letter that makes up 90 percent of the poster are the flick's Endgame subtitle, stamped within the cross-section of the "A," and its release date. 

But hold up. Wait just a Captain America-loving minute, here, folks. Wasn't Avengers: Endgame scheduled for a May 3, 2019 debut? 

It was — until now. 

As confirmed in this first Avengers: Endgame poster, Marvel Studios has moved the film up from its first-weekend-in-May launch to an April 26, 2019 premiere. 

Those eager to see what happens in Avengers: Endgame, like if the movie will manage to reverse the ending of Infinity War and bring back from the dead every last one of the heroes who disintegrated into space dust, now have a little less time to wait until they get their butts into theater seats and their many questions answered. 

It doesn't come as too much of a surprise that Marvel pushed Avengers: Endgame up from early May to late April — and only confirmed it to the world through the sneakiest of means and without any warning. The studio did exactly that when it unveiled one of the first posters for Infinity War last year, releasing a one-sheet that, like this one for Endgame, included the Avengers logo (one that hadn't yet been partially destroyed) and a brand-new launch date. Marvel (by way of Spider-Man actor Tom Holland) initially pulled the cover off an Infinity War poster that displayed its original release date of May 4, 2018 — but then when Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr. cheekily asked on Twitter if there was any chance he could see the movie earlier, the studio revealed a second poster that showed off an updated launch of April 27, 2018.  

An April 26 premiere for Avengers: Endgame scoots the film into its "home" debut window, allowing it to premiere on the silver screen almost exactly one year after Infinity War did. Given how momentous Endgame will be — the first trailer hinted that Earth's Mightiest Heroes have set into motion a risky plan and that viewers will probably have to say goodbye to several of their most beloved heroes — this release date change is quite meaningful, as it brings the heartbreaking story full circle and the Marvel Cinematic Universe's third phase to a close. 

Avengers: Endgame is lined up to launch on April 26, 2019.