The trailer for Avengers 4 may not reveal the film's official title. Marvel Studios has currently wrapped the sequel to Avengers: Infinity War in an unparalleled veil of secrecy. It is believed that this could change soon with the Avengers 4 trailer rumored to debut tomorrow, but that doesn't mean the title will be revealed just yet.
Ever since half of the universe was dusted at the snap of Thanos' fingers in Infinity War - now officially called The Decimation - fans of the MCU have been eager to learn anything about Avengers 4. Marvel has not been cooperating with this desire, though, as they haven't revealed anything about the movie. Who will and who won't appear remains a mystery, and it's been impossible to nail down the Avengers 4 trailer release date so far. All of this comes on top of the fact that they've yet to reveal the movie's official title, despite several rumors for various possibilities. The silence has actually helped keep Avengers 4 at the top of conversation, but it could be Marvel's rumored next step that really ignites discussion.
According to Collider EIC Steven Weintraub, the Avengers 4 trailer may not reveal the film's official title. He states that he's not entirely confident in this piece of information, so everyone should treat this as a rumor and take it with several grains of salt. If all the other Avengers 4 rumors floating around prove to be true, then we will know very soon whether or not this is the case.
Marvel has kept the Avengers 4 title a secret ever since they ditched the Avengers: Infinity War Part II title. The title has instead been said to be a spoiler for Infinity War to explain the secrecy. Many believed the title would be revealed at the very end of Infinity War, and when that didn't happen, the speculation kicked in and has been driving the narrative ever since. Kevin Feige has previously said that all of the secrecy regarding the title has backfired on them, which would make the decision to further hold off on the reveal all the more surprising.
If Marvel does decide to release the Avengers 4 trailer without revealing the title, they potentially put themselves in position for a ton of backlash to the trailer as a whole. The trailer could show everything fans have been hoping for, but ending it without a title reveal would take some of the attention away from the trailer itself and into the bizarre marketing tactic that would be. Not only would it be strange from a marketing perspective to show a trailer for a movie without an official title, but it would also directly contradict what Feige had to say about the reveal earlier this year. He said the title would be revealed with "however we launch that film," so it would be quite surprising for Feige to go back on his word.
The Avengers 4 title is anticipated not only out of curiosity for what it will be, but also so the secrecy around it can finally stop. Revealing the title before or with the trailer is the perfect time to do so, and if Marvel doesn't capitalize on that chance, it makes it unclear when they would decide to reveal it. Unless the title also manages to spoil Captain Marvel in some way, there is no advantage to holding on to this secret any longer. But, we should know sooner than later whether this Avengers 4 rumor is true.
Source: Steven Weintraub
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