Back in October of 2014, Marvel held a press conference where they announced an ambitious slate of nine films. Perhaps most notable in this slate was the fact that it consisted of not one, but two Avengers films. At the time, they called Avengers: Infinity Wars Part I and Avengers: Infinity War Part 2.
In the time since then, things have changed. Marvel Studios has changed a few movies. They’ve removed Inhumans, added Spider-Man: Homecoming and Ant-Man and the Wasp, and they changed the titles of the two Avengers films. No longer would they be numbered and under the same name. The first one would be called Avengers: Infinity War, and the second would remain untitled as Avengers 4, until Marvel announced the official title.
As far as the reasoning behind the title, one could say it had to do with Marvel’s realization that films with “Parts” in the title don’t do as well, but they seem insistent on the fact that over time, the stories of the film have changed so that they’re two completely different entities. We’ll have to wait and see if that’s the case.
Until then, we have an interesting piece of video for you to take a look at. In the video, Zoe Saldana discusses the current status of the Guardians in Infinity War, and in the process, she may very well have revealed the title of the next film.
I will say, if you don’t want to be potentially spoiled, I recommend not looking forward.
“We’re in the middle of it. I think that the Guardians just shot their part when it comes to Infinity War, the first part, and we all have to back for Gauntlet later this year.”
So what’s the takeaway from this? It sounds an awful lot like Avengers 4 will be title Avengers: Infinity Gauntlet. This is very much a real possibility. If the third film is Infinity War, one can assume that perhaps it revolves around Thanos attempting to find all the Infinity Stones. If we’re to believe the title of the next one, it seems to imply that he succeeds.
This would be very much in keeping with the Infinity Gauntlet storyline, and at some gut level, I’ve always felt that telling this story in one film wasn’t realistic. Not to mention the fact that the comic on which all of this is based is actually called The Infinity Gauntlet. Plus, consider the implications. In the past, Kevin Feige has stated that Thanos could be considered the main character of Infinity War. If that’s the case, we may be following his struggle against the Avengers to collect the stones, and after facing defeat in that film, we may then revert back to the perspective of the Avengers in Infinity Gauntlet to see them take him down.
It’s honestly a great way to go about doing it, and with that in mind, it makes sense why they’d want to keep it a secret, as many fans would be able to connect the dots if they knew the title of the film. That being said, we can’t rule out the fact that this was a slip of the tongue, and could simply be a working title -- a working title that means absolutely nothing. But we doubt it.
What do you think? Do you think Saldana inadvertently revealed the name of Avengers 4? Let us know in the comments down below!
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