Directors Joe and Anthony Russo tease as to when we might get the official title for Avengers 4.
Still more than a year away from hitting theaters with its prequel not even out yet, there is already a steady stream of conversations about Avengers 4. Not only will it end the 22-movie arc that the MCU has been treading since 2008, but it is also posed as the end of an era for the massive franchise. Recently, talks about the flick have intensified with the release of several set photos that fans could pick apart in order to speculate on what might go down in the Phase 3 capper. While it's quite difficult to predict what Marvel Studios is planning for the ensemble flick, one piece of the puzzle will significantly help people in their formulating theories: the blockbuster's official title.
Speaking with MTV's Happy Sad Confused podcast during this year's Sundance, the duo talked about the upcoming Marvel films they are currently working on, including the addressing claims that they were filming decoy scenes to throw off regarding spoilers. During the conversation, the Russos were also questioned about when fans can expect the announcement of the still-untitled Avengers 4 flick. While Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has previously hinted that it might not be a spoiler at all, director Joe appears to be singing a different tune about the issue:
"It is certainly part of the concept of the title is that it’s advancing the narrative. So we’re gonna sit on that until we feel the time is right and when people have absorbed the first movie enough."
While there is a good chance we won't know exactly what the Avengers 4 title is immediately after Infinity War this May, it's possible that they are saving that big reveal a couple months after during San Diego Comic-Con. It's important to remember that by the time that annual event rolls out, all three Marvel Studios films this year will have already rolled out. This means whatever they have planned for SDCC should focus on the upcoming Captain Marvel and Avengers 4, which are both scheduled to come out in the first half of 2019.
Russo's comment also gives us the impression that much like how they promised, Infinity War and Avengers 4 will be two separate films, unlike the two-parter that it's originally meant to be. If fans do not have a clear indication where the story goes after Avengers 3, considering that the spoilery title for its sequel won't be announced in at least a couple more months. This also gives fans the time to come up with their own theories before they get the confirmation of what it's going to be.
Source: MTV's Happy Sad Confused
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 05, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Untitled Avengers Movie (2019) release date: May 03, 2019
- Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
- Black Panther (2018) release date: Feb 16, 2018
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
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