‘Avengers 4’ Title Likely Won’t Be Revealed Until the End of the Year, Says Kevin Feige BY ADAM CHITWOOD JUNE 25, 2018
It’s gonna be a while before the real Avengers 4 title is known to the public. Ahead of the release of Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel Studios maintained that the follow-up film—which was shot back-to-back with Infinity War—would be referred to as “Untitled Avengers 4” until sometime after Infinity War’s release. Some assumed this meant we’d learn the title a month or so after Infinity War hit theaters, as Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said in April 2017 that the real title for Avengers 4 is kind of a spoiler, hence the secrecy.
But we’re now nearly two months after the release of Infinity War, and still no Avengers 4 title. So when Collider’s own Christina Radish sat down with Feige at the recent press day for Ant-Man and the Wasp for a 1:1 interview, she asked him when we’ll finally learn the title for Avengers 4. And well, it’s gonna be a bit:
“That’ll be after the Captain Marvel teaser probably, announcing that title. It’ll be towards the end of the year with however we launch that film.”
Yes indeed, we’ll probably see footage from the Brie Larson-led 1990s-set film Captain Marvel before we learn the title of Avengers 4. This actually makes a lot of sense. Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 8, 2019, two months before the May 3, 2019 release date of Avengers 4, so Marvel and Disney will begin the Captain Marvel marketing campaign before they start to tout Avengers 4. So we’ll likely get the first Captain Marvel teaser this fall, and then the Avengers 4 title reveal will follow with probably the first teaser for that film.
The very first trailer for Infinity War arrived on November 29th of last year, so it’s possible the Avengers 4 trailer arrives around the same time. Which means we can probably expect the Captain Marvel teaser in September or October.
One thing we know for sure: Neither of these trailers will be unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con this year, as Marvel Studios has already announced it won’t be hosting a panel in Hall H and is basically taking the year off, continuing the radio silence after Infinity War that’s meant to keep spoilers for how that film’s ending resolves under wraps.
So there you have it. Don’t expect the Avengers 4 title until after we’ve seen the first teaser for Captain Marvel. Look for more from our interview with Feige on Collider soon.
The Avengers 4 title may have been leaked – and it spells bad news for the likes of Thor and Cap By Bradley Russell
It looks like it’s finally here. The Avengers 4 title has been leaked by a cinematographer with a long history working with the Russos and, better yet, he’s tried to hide the evidence. But the internet’s always watching and waiting, desperate for a slip-up. So, are you ready for a title that sounds even more ominous than the events of Avengers: Infinity War?
The eagle-eyed folks at Omega Underground have stumbled upon cinematographer Trent Opaloch’s website in which – up until last night – had the full Avengers 4 title just sitting there (though it’s now been changed to simply ‘Avengers 4’). Drumroll, please… the Avengers 4 title could very well be:
Avengers: End Game.
That sounds pretty… worrying. So, what gives this Avengers 4 title leak credence over the dozen you’ve probably seen? Well, aside from the fact that Opaloch is clearly covering his tracks, he’s also worked with the Russos in each of their three previous MCU movies. Suddenly dropping him for the fourth would presumably be out of the question, ergo, he’s definitely worked on this movie and he definitely knows the title.
But, if Avengers: End Game does ring true as the Avengers 4 title, it only adds to the multitude of fan theories that this will be the end of an era for the MCU and may just include several big goodbyes and deaths. There’s also the fact that Kevin Feige warned that the title would be a spoiler for Infinity War. While it’s not a direct spoiler, it’s surely something you wouldn’t have wanted to know going into Avengers: Infinity War. So that checks out.
Still, the pedantic in me wishes it was ‘Endgame’, but I’m sure I’ll be too busy crying next May to care about something as silly as that.
Can we add Avengers: End Game to the list of new Marvel movies? Not quite yet – but still make sure you’ve planned your year(s) out accordingly anyway.
The term was used by Strange in AIW. It was also used by Tony in AOU. It's a chess term for when you're down to a few pieces and near the end - win or lose. We're already down to a few pieces by the end of Avengers 3.
But, the Russos said the title wasn't used in AIW - so it could have been a place holder title that Trent Opaloch used on his site.
Going into Avengers: Infinity War, I fully expected multiple Avengers including fan-favorite characters to die, and it happened quite fast too. The first deaths came almost as soon as I had settled into my seat, although they weren’t exactly members of the Avengers team. But it was clear from the get-go that Marvel meant business, and that Thanos will be the best villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far.
The cliffhanger carnage was way worse than I could have envisioned, but it was pretty obvious all those deaths will be undone in Avengers 4. Now, we have plenty of evidence to suggest that’s exactly what will happen next year, and that some time traveling may be involved to undo The Snap. We also have plenty of fan theories about what happened and what’s about to go down, including a wilder one that says a main Avenger already died and came back to life in Infinity War.
Redditor commander_wong believes that Captain America was killed in the Battle of Wakanda, and then brought back to life by Thanos as he used the Time Stone to recover the Mind Stone from Vision:
Thanos ended his short battle with Cap with a punch to the back of the head. Many wondered how Cap recovered in mere seconds from a punch that even took out the Hulk and the most logical explanation is that he didn’t. As Thanos used the time stone to bring Vision back, the surroundings also reverted: Natasha was no longer trapped under pillars of stone, Bruce was no longer fused to a rock, and Cap showed no signs of injuries from a blow that should’ve easily killed him.
I remember distinctly thinking “this must be it,” when Captain America faced Thanos in Wakanda. By “it” I mean Captain’s death. Going into Infinity War, I believed that Captain America would be one of the heroes who would somehow die by the end of the movie, considering that Chris Evans has already confirmed that he’s done with the role. This doesn’t necessarily mean that Marvel will kill off the character because they might need him down the road. A heroic death is precisely what would fit Cap.
Come to think of it, if this theory is true, then Thanos may have killed Black Panther too, right before that scene. Thanos only needed a punch to knock out the King. Black Panther may have an awesome suit, but he doesn’t have the genetic mutations of Steve Rogers or the Hulk, so he might not be able to withstand the same kind of physical abuse.
Then again, not seeing an explicit death scene, I just thought that Captain America and Co. survived that first clash with the titan.
And let’s not forget that, as exciting as this theory is, if Marvel wanted to kill Cap briefly, they’d have might have made sure that the audience realized what was happening. When Thanos defeats Captain America, he just moves to the next objective, and we’re never told whether Captain was dead or not. Not to mention that Thanos seems to be more interested in having the stones decide which Avengers live and which ones die, rather than doing the killing himself. He kills plenty of people including all those Asgardians and Gamora, but he doesn’t kill any of the other heroes himself.
"The movie came to life every time you were on the screen." Stan Lee to Chris Evans.
'Avengers 4': Is the Captain America Shield From 'Iron Man' the Prototype Mentioned in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'?
Now that Avengers: Infinity War has arrived on Blu-ray, we've been spending all of our time pouring over the footage and special features, stopping and starting in every frame to try and get any sort of insight into what will come in Avengers 4 next May. Of course, this has resulted in an absolute flooding of fan theories online.
One of these theories however, looks even further in the MCU past to get a glimpse of what's to come. It's possible that a major upgrade could be on the way for Captain America, one that was introduced more than ten years ago in the first Iron Man movie.
Think back to Iron Man, the first movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. When Phil Coulson comes to Tony's house to talk, we get see an unfinished prototype of Captain America's shield. While Cap hasn't been unfrozen yet, the guy was an American icon who worked hand-in-hand with Tony's father. It made complete sense for Tony to be working on a replica shield.
However, while this may have just started as a clever Marvel Easter egg that teased the introduction of Captain America, it has also set up the character's future.
In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Tony was in the process of moving all of his stuff away from New York. As Happy mentions, that old shield is a part of the massive collection being transported. In other words: The shield is still around.
Let's remember, in Captain America: Civil War, Cap's vibranium shield broke. He's now using a set of Wakandan shields instead. However, it seems highly unlikely that he doesn't get another version of his iconic weapon in the final chapter of the Avengers saga. There's just no way. He's going to have another shield, one way or another.
Fortunately, Tony Stark already has one in storage, ready for Cap to use at any time. Even if the shield still isn't finished, Tony now has access to the nano-tech he used to make his suit, so he could actually upgrade it even further.
The other option that presents itself is the idea that Shuri makes a new shield for Cap ahead of the final battle. Wakanda has access to tons and tons of vibranium, so she could make one as strong, if not stronger than the original.
"The movie came to life every time you were on the screen." Stan Lee to Chris Evans.
Let's remember, in Captain America: Civil War, Cap's vibranium shield broke.
Erm, not in the version of Civil War I watched - or did I miss something!?
Nah, Tony just had a vision of it being broken besides Steve soon-to-be-dead body in ULTRON, but in CIVIL WAR, the shield was merely scratched by T'Challa and then dropped by Steve, since Tony was claiming it had never been Steve's shield, that it had been the property of Howard Stark.