Avengers 4 co-directors Joe and Anthony Russo are notorious trolls when it comes to teasing information on each new release. This was evident a few weeks ago when they posted a cryptic photo to Twitter with the instruction, “Look hard,” presumably knowing full well of the frantic fan-theorizing they would provoke.
What’s more, it seems that the brothers aren’t done messing with us quite yet, tweeting another riddle for us to solve in the form of an excessively bright image and a caption that simply reads: “#wrapped”
Well, at least the text provides some clear information this time, implying that reshoots have finally drawn to a close for the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War sequel. But that photo has got the fanbase scratching their heads once more and it wasn’t long before some theories started to emerge, though many of them were simply joke suggestions for the film’s title:
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) October 13, 2018
So the title is Avengers 4: Wrapped, I knew it pic.twitter.com/1Tjf9bLt0K
— Jane Barnes (@JaneBStan) October 13, 2018
Avengers 4: Cosmic Trash Can pic.twitter.com/LDZWuzxBad
— Daniel J. McLean (@DanielJMcLean) October 13, 2018
i tried using instagram’s graphics for the @Russo_Brothers tweet and this looks like a fucking hurricane. hurricane coochie is coming for out asses in avengers 4.
but in all seriousness it looks like a heat signature maybe? pic.twitter.com/Ls7JVcjn29
— dani (@Ioki_Iaufeyson) October 13, 2018
— Luke Minimum Wage | Gaius 🇬🇭 (@relevant_roman) October 13, 2018
Other fans, however, are too busy losing their minds over the Russos’ continuous teasing to take their own guesses:
— GunJan tripathi (@gungun005) October 13, 2018
OMG! Stop teasing us and release the title of Avengers 4 please!!! I can’t take it anymore my body can’t literally handle the stress pic.twitter.com/l2dFet8uqI
— Michele Vasquez (@WonderGigi2) October 13, 2018
Though the official title is yet to announced, plenty of potential candidates have circulated the internet in recent months. Most recently, Avengers: Annihilation has been deemed a frontrunner by some, though it’s had some competition in The Last Avenger, a title that Mark Ruffalo famously blurted out on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
With Marvel Studios remaining tight-lipped for so long, the frustration among the fans is starting to show, to the point that you have to wonder if Disney is taking its fear of spoilers too far. After all, what mind-blowing title could possibly live up to all this hype?
Regardless of what we end up calling Avengers 4, we can at least be pretty certain that the film will be hitting theaters on May 3rd, 2019.