One of the coolest surprises of the year came when Marvel Studios, via Robert Downey, Jr., announced the release date for Avengers: Infinity War had been moved up a week. Fans have naturally assumed the same will happen for Avengers 4. Now, it appears that is a fairly safe assumption.

“We hope to be done [with Avengers 4] by March,” director Anthony Russo tells Deadline. “We’ve worked on the edit all summer and we’re excited to finally get these missing pieces in the film and then we expect to be in post through the fall and winter.”

Anthony and his brother, Joe, are in the process of completing their fourth film for Marvel Studios. They are lining up their next directorial effort, which will not be for Marvel, and they have a lot of other projects they’re writing and producing for their new company, AGBO.

Should the Russo Brothers meet their goal and turn in Avengers 4 in March, Marvel Studios and Disney will be able to distribute the film on April 26, 2019, instead of the current release date of May 3.

The whole point of releasing Infinity War a week early this year was to prevent spoilers from leaking by having the film come out at the same time in as many markets as possible. The concern over spoilers has to be at least as strong for Avengers 4 as it was for its predecessor, making it very likely that the same strategy will be employed.

As long as the current postproduction schedule holds, you’ve got plans for the weekend of April 26 (and Thursday night, April 25).

SOURCE: Deadline