Production is well underway on Avengers: Infinity War but, as is the way of these things, we all want to know what’s coming after that. It was previously announced that the fourth Avengers film wouldn’t be Infinity War Part II, but it’s obviously going to follow very closely from its predecessor. So closely, in fact, that even its title is a spoiler.
Speaking to Cinema Blend, Marvel’s head honcho Kevin Feige agreed that the reason why Avengers 4 doesn’t have a title yet is because it would give away too much about the ending of Infinity War. “Yeah, for sure,” he said. Which is not an elaborate quote, for sure, but it’s pretty tough to misinterpret.
However, and there are spoilers coming here potentially, Zoe Saldana may have just given the title away while on press duties for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2. Possibly. If you don’t want to be potentially spoiled, here’s a picture of Baby Groot, after which will come the potential spoilers.
The BBC were talking to Saldana when she said that “We’re in the middle of it, I think that the Guardians just shot their part when it comes to Infinity War’s, like, the first part. And we all have to go back for Gauntlet later this year.”
Here’s the video from Twitter:
— lizo mzimba (@lizo_mzimba) April 24, 2017
So, is it really the title? A lot of people are saying that it’s probably not, and we can see that. As titles go, it’s certainly not as dynamic as INFINITY WAR or AGE OF ULTRON. Gauntlet doesn’t really sound particularly exciting and if it turns out that, as many believe, it’s a placeholder name, we wouldn’t be surprised.
And, as io9 points out, is it a spoiler? We know Thanos has a gauntlet. It’s what he put on when he set off to take care of business at the end of Ultron. It’s where the infinity stones go. It just implies that the fourth film will be more of a part two than Marvel has been letting on.
The film stars Downey Jr as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, Brie Larson as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man, Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr Stephen Strange, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Chris Pratt as Star-Lord/Peter Quill, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautisa as Drax, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel as the voice of Drax, Samuel L Jackson as Nick Fury and Josh Brolin as Thanos.
Avengers: Infinity War is in UK cinemas from 27 April 2018. Get all the latest superhero movie news with every issue of SciFiNow.