If, like us, you threw your hands up and admitted defeat after poring over Wednesday’s ominous Avengers 4 teaser photo, you’re not alone; Marvel Studios co-president Louis D’Esposito has gone on record to admit that he simply “can’t figure out” what’s going on in the snap (not that one), prompting renewed cries for Joe and Anthony Russo to unveil the film’s title.
Of course, that’s assuming the Russo Brothers were actually teasing the top-secret Avengers 4 title, and not something else related to the sequel’s equally mysterious plot.
We know to expect the first-look trailer sometime before the year’s end – particularly now that Captain Marvel‘s blistering first trailer is already out in the wild – and we imagine the title announcement won’t be too far behind. Hell, it may well occur sooner than we think, after Wednesday’s teasing snapshot fueled rumors that ‘Endgame’ was back on the table, despite the Russo Brothers categorically denying previous rumors.
I’m looking hard but cannot figure out what’s in the photo. And @Russo_Brothers won’t tell me.
— Louis D'Esposito (@louisde2) September 20, 2018
So it seems the Russos really aren’t taking any chances when it comes to Avengers 4 – unless Louis D’Esposito is just playing along in order to throw everyone off the scent.
Either way, aside from ‘Endgame,’ other titles that have been ruled out include ‘Annihilation,’ ‘Disassembled’ and ‘Infinity Gauntlet,’ and that’s despite Zoe Saldana name-dropped the latter during a red carpet event for Avengers: Infinity War. Again, this is further proof that right now, there are only a select few individuals privy to the Avengers 4 title, as Joe and Anthony Russo fight to maintain some semblance of mystery and intrigue for their 2019 epic.
It’s due for release on May 3rd and is widely considered to be the culmination of Phase 3. Buckle up, folks, we’re in for quite the ride.