Updated May 7th, 2018
With Avengers: Infinity War in theaters, people are obviously wondering what the Avengers 4 title is going to be. While there are some real crazy theories out there, there is actually a bit of official information out there to really point people in a certain direction about what the movie will be titled.
Ignoring the original Part 1 and Part 2 title drama, which I covered before, we can jump back to last March to begin with.
At the premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 last year, when Zoe Saldana was asked about filming the movies, she said, “And we all have to go back for Gauntlet later this year.” . However later at the same premiere, James Gunn denied that was the title for Avengers 4 (however it will pop up again).
On March 30th of this year, the Russo Brothers said it should scare people that the title will be an Infinity War spoiler:
— Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) March 30, 2018
More recently the Russos said that we won’t get the title for quite a while. A week later at the pre-release Fan Event in China, the Russos again confirmed that the Avengers 4 title is an Infinity War spoiler.
Then at the US Infinity War press event in Los Angeles, Kevin Feige told IGN that the title speculation has gotten out of hand:
“I’ve said before, it’s gotten entirely out of hand. And now will have no chance to living up to any expectations of what it’s gonna be. And it sort of backfired, if I’m honest with you, because the notion was to not talk about it so the focus was to be on [Infinity War].”
At that same press event comes the most interesting bit of news about the title. Collider asked the Russos in a video interview if they would confirm or deny that the title would be Infinity Gauntlet. They wouldn’t, and if you watch the video they appear to be tripped up later when the movie is addressed as Infinity Gauntlet:
Following that Feige gave an interview with Collider where he denied the title will be “Infinity Gauntlet”:
When do you think that it’s safe to announce that Infinity War Part 2 will be called Infinity Gauntlet?
FEIGE: That is definitely not what it is called.
FEIGE: Definitely not called that. When we announce the title I am not sure, but as I’ve probably said to you, it’s gotten completely blown out of proportion. It will just be a name and the reason to hold it back was to keep the attention on Infinity War. That backfired a little bit because now everyone thinks what’s the name of the next one gonna be? But it was really just to keep the focus [on Infinity War]. We did not want to call it Part One and Part Two. Although it will be quite evident that the films obviously connect, as all our films do, but this in particular connects very directly. And then we changed the Part One and Part Two, we said let’s just keep this Infinity War and we’ll talk about the next movie later. We had done things in the past that had taken attention off of whatever the film at hand is because we talked about this. For instance, Infinity War announcing before Ultron came out, and it worked out, it was fine, but it felt like let’s keep the attention on the film at hand.
What’s your favorite wrong theory about Infinity War?
FEIGE: My favorite wrong theory about Avengers 4 is that it will be called Infinity Gauntlet.
There are people out there claiming that “Avengers Forever” would be the title, but how would that scare people after Infinity War? Likewise things like Secret Wars don’t have a connection to Thanos.
On May 7th, the Russo Brothers told Comicbook.com the title of Avengers 4 is not “Avengers: Forever”:
So far, the Russo Brothers tell ComicBook.com that no theory they have seen has hit the nail on the head for Avengers 4’s title. However, they do admit that ComicBook.com’s guess of “Avengers: Forever” is the closest anyone has come to get the title right. Joe Russo then went on to joke about just how close this title guess actually was: “The actual title is The Avengers: Almost Forever.”