Avengers 4 still doesn't have a title, but a lot of fan theories have suggested what the big Marvel movie could be called. It will be when the Avengers 4 trailer releases, presumably in the last week of November, that audiences will finally know the title of the movie. For now, though, it's very much open to speculation.
What makes this mystery all the more intriguing are the constant tidbits coming from co-directors Anthony and Joe Russo and Marvel mega-producer Kevin Feige about what the title is (or, more accurately, isn't) and what it could mean for the plot of Avengers 4. Everything, from Doctor Strange's long-term plan against Thanos potentially being focused on, to potential additional enemies for our heroes to face off against.
Here's a selection of the biggest Avengers 4 title theories and why, for all their logic, they're probably wrong. After all, Marvel has never been a film studio who like fans to guess their moves correctly.
Avengers: End Game
One of the longest-held theories about the Avengers 4 title is that it will be End Game. Avengers: Infinity War's cliffhanger ending saw Thanos victorious, wiping half of the universe from existence with the power of all six Infinity Stones. However, that success may be short-lived. It's heavily implied that Doctor Strange just giving Thanos the Time Stone was part of a secret plan to create the 1 in 14,000,605 future where the Avengers win. After Thanos left Titan, Strange told Tony Stark "We're in the end game now". The theory goes that Avengers 4 will be all according to Strange's vision and thus his end game.
Since then, there have been several other clues for this title, including LinkedIn profiles and cryptic social media posts. However, it can't be true, as Joe Russo has confirmed that the title of Avengers 4 was not stemming from any dialogue spoken in Infinity War. Unless he was lying, End Game is out.
The Avengers' famous battle cry has never been uttered on film, much to the dismay of fans. Audiences almost had Captain America come out with it at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron, but in classic Joss Whedon style, the credits cheekily rolled just as Cap opened his mouth.
As such, this may be a suitable title for Avengers 4. After all, next year's Phase 3-closer will find all the remaining Avengers assembling to finally defeat Thanos. This was seemingly backed up by the Russos on social media, who poster a mysterious image of Joe Russo working on set with the caption "Look hard..." This was assumed to include a nod to the title, and while many gravitated towards End Game, several thought the two large "A" structures were a clue to Avengers Assemble.
However, this title is unlikely to be taken by Avengers 4 as it was already used for the first Avengers movie in the UK, where they had to avoid a legal clash with spy TV show The Avengers.
The theory that Avengers: Eternity was the title came about after the Russos revealed that Avengers: Forever was the closest guess to the title that anyone had made. Eternity is a cool-sounding title, and ties in with what many believe to be a time travel plot in the movie, not to mention another obscure tease by the directors on social media which has since been deleted.
If true, this would have some serious implications for Avengers 4's plot. Eternity is actually a cosmic being in the Marvel Universe; the anthropomorphic representation of the entire universe. Generally acting as a god, the being is largely benevolent, and has helped Earth's heroes to defend existence in the past. While more villains are expected in Avengers 4, the likelihood of seeing Eternity on-screen is less likelygiven the abstract nature of the concept. That this is a real title has been refuted by industry sources multiple times.
The very same since-deleted Instagram post that led some to believe the title of Avengers 4 was Avengers: Eternity, is also responsible for some believing that the title will be Avengers: Aftermath. It comes from the title of a piece of art; "Infinity Mirrored Room: Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity". The title ties in with the soundbite from producer extraordinaire Kevin Feige that the title for Avengers 4 was a spoiler for Infinity War; a title like Aftermath would reveal that Thanos won.
The fact that the Russos deleted their post led to a lot of fans feeling they were correct in their guessing, but it could also be seen as major trolling on the directors' part.
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