I both love and hate how a film’s title has become something of an event in and of itself for these superhero films. Usually, when a project is announced, it comes with a basic premise and a title, and even if the title isn’t available initially, it hits somewhere along the lines prior to production. After all, they have to call the film something. However, with the rise of super-secrecy surrounding these movies, studios have made events around title reveals.
But there are likely few other examples like Avengers 4. This is a movie audiences have known about for years, as it was announced along with the entire slate of Phase 3 of the MCU. At the time, it was called Avengers: Infinity War Part II, but very quickly, they changed it to an untitled fourth Avengers film, as they claim it’s so different of an experience that calling it a “part 2” was a disservice.
Here we are, less than a year away from seeing it hit theaters, and we still don’t know the title…but when CAN we expect it? Collider recently had a word with Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige, and here’s what he said:
“That’ll be after the Captain Marvel teaser probably, announcing that title. It’ll be towards the end of the year with however we launch that film.”
As much as I hate to say it, it’s probably the best move. While everyone and their mother has likely seen Avengers: Infinity War, it’s still not in what I’d call “spoiler-friendly” territory just yet. The movie still needs to hit home release, and after spending a couple months there, I think the time will be right to release the title, lest it spoil that first film’s experience.
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