UPDATE 3/12

According to /Film, the domestic release date for Iron Man has not changed. They received the following news directly from Paramount.

The domestic release date of Iron Man has NOT changed and remains May 2, 2008. Paramount Pictures International & Marvel will release the film in numerous international markets on April 30, 2008.

The original story continues below:

Iron Man may be blasting his way into theatres earlier than expected. While the film had long been advertised as having a May 2, 2008 release date, Andrew Cripps, President of Paramount Pictures International, announced that Iron Man would be released Day-and-Date worldwide on April 30.

What is uncertain is whether or not this means that Iron Man will have an international release date of April 30, with a US release still on May 2, or if they are going for a similar strategy to the one they used with Michael Bay's Transformers, which had its release date moved earlier and earlier, until it finally had the first screening on a Monday night.

Cripps also told audiences at ShoWest that there would be a new trailer for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull available in April - most likely attached to Iron Man.