The Avengers 4 title has finally been revealed. Years ago, Marvel Studios originally announced plans to release Avengers: Infinity War - Part 1 in 2018 and Avengers: Infinity War - Part 2 in 2019, but plans started to change as directors Anthony and Joe Russo ironed out the story for the concluding chapters of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first saga with screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Then, eventually, the studio revealed that the movies would no longer be two parts of one story but rather separate entities in their own rights.
While this year's Avengers movie arguably felt like the first part of a two-part story, next year's sequel is supposed to be very much different, according to the people involved with the project. But what the movie will exactly entail remains to be seen. It's not only believed that Avengers 4 will include time travel but also that it will revisit past events in the MCU, such as the Battle of New York. And to avoid unnecessarily spoiling Infinity War, the movie's title was withheld from the public... until now.
Avengers 4 has now been officially titled Avengers: Endgame. The official Avengers 4 trailer revealed the title at the end, thus confirming one of the longest held beliefs that the title of the final Avengers movie (at least in its current incarnation) would be Endgame, a word that was last spoken by Doctor Strange in Avengers: Infinity War.
The only reason that theories moved on from Endgame is because it the Russos Brothers had previously said the title of Avengers 4 wouldn't be something that was spoken in Infinity War, even though the title made the most sense. It represented the final arc for the core Avengers and their journey to defeat Thanos. Plus, it would confirm the popular Doctor Strange theory that says he saw the one reality in which they ultimately win against Thanos, and that it required him to give Thanos the Time Stone to wipe out half of all life in the universe. Unfortunately, Doctor Strange isn't around (yet) to help out with defeating Thanos, so the remaining Avengers as well as other superheroes in the world will have to go it on their own.
It was previously rumored that Avengers 4 would be titled Annihilation, but that didn't pan out. Endgame is a much better title that works into the very fabric of the overarching story, and it has a greater meaning, not to mention providing audiences with hope that the Avengers will defeat Thanos seeing as Doctor Strange knew this would happen all along.
Source: Marvel Studios
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