Avengers: Age of Ultron will receive an earlier-than-expected release on this side of the Atlantic.

Marvel Studios has announced that it has moved forward the release of Joss Whedon's superhero sequel to April 24 from its original May release date.

Irish comic book fans have enjoyed early releases on several Marvel and other superhero movies, most recently Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

The latter arrived in Irish cinemas on April 16, but fans in the United States will have to wait until May 2 for the latest Peter Parker tale.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron will be released in the US on May 1, 2015.

Here's a trailer: