Marvel fans have grown tired of waiting for Marvel Studios to unveil the long-awaited title of the Avengers: Infinity War sequel, which is expected to be the next big reveal following the premiere of the Captain Marvel trailer earlier this week.
Fervently kept under wraps, the title has continued to fuel endless speculation ‚ÄĒ prompted in part by knowing teases carefully curated by directors Anthony and Joe Russo.
Marvel Studios chief and mastermind Kevin Feige admitted earlier this year the secrecy around the title ‚Äúbackfired‚ÄĚ and the furor around it has ‚Äúgotten entirely out of hand.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúAnd now will have no chance to live up to any expectations of what it‚Äôs gonna be,‚ÄĚ Feige told IGN. ‚ÄúAnd it sort of backfired, if I‚Äôm honest with you, because the notion was to not talk about it so the focus was to be on [Infinity War].‚ÄĚ
The baseball cap-sporting producer said the decision to hold off on revealing the Avengers 4 title was birthed out of a late 2014 slate presentation where Feige personally announced a slew of anticipated films like Black Panther and Infinity War, which he said overshadowed the soon-to-release Avengers: Age of Ultron.
‚ÄúUltron hadn’t come out at that point and I felt a tiny little sense of, ‚ÄėWell, gosh, we‚Äôve gotta talk about the movies we have coming out next because that‚Äôs what we‚Äôve been working so hard on and that‚Äôs what‚Äôs next available for our audience to see,‚Äô‚ÄĚ Feige said. ‚ÄúBut when we talk that far ahead, that took a lot of attention out [of impending movies].‚ÄĚ
More recently, Feige ruled out the Infinity Gauntlet title, saying the sequel ‚Äúdefinitely‚ÄĚ won‚Äôt borrow its name from the 1991 comic book that partially inspired the two films.
With Captain Marvel now having released its anticipated first looks, Marvel will soon turn its attention towards promoting Avengers 4, as confirmed by Feige this summer. ‚Äú[Avengers 4 promotion will] be towards the end of the year with however we launch that film,‚ÄĚ he said.
Captain Marvel releases March 8, followed by Avengers 4 May 3 and Spider-Man: Far From Home July 5, 2019.
I’m just here thinking of an #Avengers4 title that isn’t “End Game” and is technically a spoiler for Infinity War.
Honestly, the only cool name that I came up with is “Avengers: Soul Sacrifice”…but I think Sony kinda owns the rights to that subtitle. pic.twitter.com/HweHPAvCnJ
‚ÄĒ Hunter Gerace (@Speady99) July 11, 2018
‚ÄúIf you were shocked by [Infinity War] , I think [Avengers 4] is even more shocking‚ÄĚ
‚ÄĒ nish ÔłĹ‚úĶÔłĹ (@jctunloki) June 4, 2018