Contrary to rampant speculation, Marvel’s fourth Avengers movie won’t release as Avengers: Infinity Gauntlet, nor will it offer viewers much respite after the mind-melting Infinity War. But that’s beside the point.
Now that the vast majority of comic book fans have witnessed Joe and Anthony Russo’s event movie with their own two eyes, thereby contributing to its unprecedented success at the global box office, rumors concerning Avengers 4 and, in particular, its mystery title, are coming in thick and fast.
To his credit, Marvel boss Kevin Feige is of the belief that the sequel’s title has been blown out of proportion – a storm in a teacup, if you will – and that there’s simply no chance it’ll be able to live up to these heightened expectations. Nevertheless, it seems we can go ahead and scratch ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ from the list of possible titles for Avengers 4.
Definitely not called that. When we announce the title I am not sure, but as I’ve probably said to you, it’s gotten completely blown out of proportion. It will just be a name and the reason to hold it back was to keep the attention on Infinity War. That backfired a little bit because now everyone thinks what’s the name of the next one gonna be? But it was really just to keep the focus [on Infinity War]. We did not want to call it Part One and Part Two.
Those comments come to us by way of Collider, where Feige spoke at length about the connective tissue that binds Infinity War with its nebulous follow-up. And considering that both Ant-Man and the Wasp and Captain Marvel have been angled as MCU prequels, it’s safe to assume that those heroes left standing at the end of Avengers 3 (read: Cap, Iron Man, Black Widow etc.) will join forces with Carol Danvers in order to course-correct the MCU and, ultimately, topple Thanos once and for all.
Although it will be quite evident that the films obviously connect, as all our films do, but this, in particular, connects very directly. And then we changed the Part One and Part Two, we said let’s just keep this Infinity War and we’ll talk about the next movie later. We had done things in the past that had taken attention off of whatever the film at hand is because we talked about this. For instance, Infinity War announcing before Ultron came out, and it worked out, it was fine, but it felt like let’s keep the attention on the film at hand.
Now that Infinity War is out in the wild, and making a pretty penny in the process, moviegoers currently have one eye trained on Avengers 4 ahead of its own release on May 3rd, 2019. And we’ll be with you every step of the way as the Russos’ conclusive blockbuster begins to take shape.