Avengers 4 has reportedly been called Avengers: Infinity Gauntlet at Marvel Studios throughout production. The twin Avengers sequels were originally a two-parter titled Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Avengers: Infinity War Part 2, but the movies were eventually split - prompting the former to retain its subtitle while leaving the Phase 3 capper untitled. Since then, fans have been actively trying to come up with their own guesses as to what next year's ensemble film would be called.
Everyone from Marvel Studios has been tightlipped about the much-discussed mystery title. Although, the Russo Brothers have shared that the closest title guess they heard is Avengers: Forever. It doesn't help much considering the myriad of words that can be associated with "Forever," but it still gives fans some new information to base their respective theories on. However, a new rumor reveals that Avengers 4 has been dubbed Infinity Gauntlet at Marvel Studios for a long time.
The new rumor reported by MCU Cosmic claims that the untitled Avengers film was called Infinity Gauntlet internally at Marvel Studios. Zoe Saldana referred to Avengers 4 as Infinity Gauntlet in a previous press event, temporarily prompting fans to believe that it may actually really be the title of the movie. But Kevin Feige eventually squashed theories and vehemently denied it. However, it's best to take this rumor with a healthy pinch of salt considering there's no confirmation whatsoever that this is really the case.
In hindsight, it makes sense if the next Marvel event movie's title focuses on the gauntlet considering it's probably going to be an important factor in Avengers 4. Infinity War made sure to show the one Thanos was wearing was physically wrecked after he snapped his fingers. The film also showed an extra gauntlet left lying in the forge on Nidavellir during Thor's encounter with Eitri, which is presumably the initial sample of what the Mad Titan was using. It's possible that whatever the remaining heroes are planning in order to find a way out from the predicament they're in will involve the prototype, prompting some of them to return to Nidavellir, which is certainly possible with both Thor and Groot still alive.
That being said, whether it was really referred to as Infinity Gauntlet internally or not, chances are that Marvel Studios will no longer use that title since Feige has gone on record to say that it's not what Avengers 4 will be called. Whatever it is, it'll be best for the company to reveal it as soon as possible just to get it over with. Feige has already admitted that delaying the announcement resulted in an unexpected backlash. The longer they withhold the information, the bigger the risk that they might disappoint fans if it turns out it doesn't meet their expectations.
Source: MCU Cosmic
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