India and the UK Markets Get Avengers 2 Age of Ultron Before United States Premiere!

February 21, 2015 - By Jan Rainey

The United States is buzzing for the release of The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron, which hits the theatres on May 1st this year. However the trend of premieres first taking place in the West is slowly changing. Studios want their films in as many regions as possible and as fast as possible, and sometimes due to regional circumstances (public holidays etc) it may make more sense for the film to arrive first elsewhere.

It turns out that India is now getting Age of Ultron on April 24th, a whole week prior to the North American premiere.

Not that most Americans would particularly want to watch an Indian dub of the film, but if you have any pals in India you may want to cease contact in case they give you those dreaded spoilers!

The Hollywood Reports notes that the Indian premiere is not your average affair either. Disney/Marvel are doing all they can to make it the biggest Hollywood release in the country, with more cinema chains carrying it than any other film, and multiple different dubs to cater to the many localized dialects. If you want to expand in to a market, in stands to reason that you would accommodate them as best you can.

The film also drops in the UK before the United States, with a special London premiere lined up.

Perhaps the logic here is that the hype from other English markets will make US viewers even more excited about going out and buying a cinema ticket.

It’s not that bizarre a move either as the first Avengers movie also debuted in markets outside of the United States first. Just because Captain America is involved doesn’t mean the “world’s” superheroes aren’t a big deal elsewhere.

Avengers 2 Age of Ultron follows Tony Stark / Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) who unleashes a secretive combat robot that he intended for peacekeeping, but ends up turning on the world instead. The Avengers are in a race against time defeat Ultron before irreparable damage is done.

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