Thanos Infinity Gauntlet

Last week, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed that the reason why audiences haven't learned the title of Avengers 4 yet is because it serves as a spoiler for the preceding The Avengers: Infinity War. This means that it will probably be a while before the title is officially confirmed, but Guardians of the Galaxy star Zoe Saldana may have hinted at the named with a single word: Gauntlet. She recently said,

We're in the middle of it. I think that the Guardians just shot their part when it comes to Infinity Wars - the first part. And we all have to go back for Gauntlet later this year.

This quote comes from a BBC reporter who interviewed Zoe Saldana on a press line for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Obviously Avengers 4 isn't simply going to be titled Gauntlet, and it's also possible that this is just a shorthand/code word used by the cast and filmmakers - but it also may be a major clue to what the whole title will be. Specifically, it seems as though the name of the movie very well could be The Avengers: Infinity Gauntlet.

This title would make a whole lot of sense for the feature, and not just because it borrows the name from a Marvel Comics event that is clearly a source of inspiration for the big screen story. If Avengers 4 is indeed called Avengers: Infinity Gauntlet, that very well could suggest that Avengers: Infinity War will be all about Thanos' quest to get all of the Infinity Stones, and the sequel will be about what he's able to do when he acquires the power of a god. This is speculation, but it would be a fitting, large scale tapestry for what is supposed to be the most powerful villain to date in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

If this is the case, it begs a serious question about the films that are set to be released in between the two giant Thanos-driven blockbusters. Ant-Man & The Wasp, and Captain Marvel are both set to hit theaters in the year between the two Avengers titles, which means that everything we see might be affected by the Mad Titan's actions (unless they are specifically set at a different point on the timeline). It feels like with every major hint and reveal we're left with more questions - and sadly we probably won't be getting any firm answers any time soon.

Under the direction of Joe and Anthony Russo, The Avengers: Infinity War is currently in production down in Atlanta, Georgia, and the promise is that it will serve as a capstone for everything in the Marvel franchise that came before it - meaning that we expect it will have many surprises in store. Stay tuned for more updates.

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