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.
[via Coming Soon]