Avengers 2 Not Backing Down From Floyd Mayweather Vs. Manny Pacquiao
Marvel Studios and The Avengers: Age Of Ultron are not backing away from what is being said to be one of the most anticipated fights in boxing history with Floyd Mayweather set to take on Manny Pacquiao on Saturday, May 2nd, which will unify the welterweight world titles at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
That Saturday will be the second biggest opening night for The Avengers 2.
Will the Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight see some fans skip out on Avengers to check out the fight?
TMZ questioned Marvel about it, with Marvel replying they have no intention of backing down and changing the release date.
"Nope," Marvel replied back.
While some fans may stay home to watch the fight, more than likely they will still see Avengers 2 - either at a different time that Saturday or simply a different night.
It's speculated the Mayweather vs Paxquiao fight will be the biggest PPV boxing event ever, passing Mayweather's record buys for the 2007 junior middleweight championship fight against Oscar De La Hoya, which brought in 2.4 million; passing the all-time PPV revenue record of $150 million, as well as passing the all-time gate record of $20 million.
The first Avengers movie brought in $69.557 million for its own Saturday back in 2012.
So with Floyd Mayweather Vs. Manny Pacquiao expected to bring in over $150 million for Saturday, will it hurt The Avengers 2?
"The Avengers: Age Of Ultron" hits May 1, 2015 directed by Joss Whedon starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, Paul Bettany as Vision, with James Spader as Ultron.
When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
The Avengers 2 Trailer: