WARNING: This column will have SPOILERS for Avengers: Infinity War. Stop reading now if you haven't yet seen the film.

When Marvel Studios announced its Phase Three slate of movies back in late 2014, originally the third and fourth Avengers movies were titled Infinity War Part I and Infinity War Part II, indicating that they would be two halves of one massive story. However, by July 2016, Marvel rid Avengers 4 of its Infinity War Part II title, as directors Joe and Anthony Russo didn't want moviegoers thinking that these movies were one large epic split in two. That said, if you've seen Avengers: Infinity War, you know that Avengers 4 will remain closely tied to its predecessor. With an ending like Infinity War's, it has to!

Regardless, ever since Avengers 4 went untitled, there's been plenty of speculation about what its new title will be from both general moviegoers and the MCU actors. The Russos have said that they're going to wait until people have absorbed Avengers: Infinity War enough before dropping the title, though Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has admitted that holding the title back has backfired. There's still a lot to unpack over what went down in Infinity War, but with a year to go until Avengers 4's release, we've gathered together some possibilities for what Phase Three's final chapter will be called.

Avengers: Infinity Gauntlet

Thanos has been one of Marvel Comics' greatest villains for over four decades, but what arguably remains his biggest story is 1991's The Infinity Gauntlet, which saw the Mad Titan using the six Infinity Gems to wipe out half of all life in the universe to impress the personification of Death. Avengers: Infinity War was loosely inspired by The Infinity Gauntlet, but Thanos killing half the universe is only, well, half of the storyline. Eventually the surviving heroes had to triumph over him, and since we'll (hopefully) see that happen in Avengers 4, then perhaps that makes Avengers: Infinity Gauntlet a worthy title candidate. Let's not forget that at the end of Infinity War, Thanos' Infinity Gauntlet, although damaged, was still intact, and the Infinity Stones appeared to still be functional, too, suggesting that he's still an all-powerful, godlike being. If the surviving MCU heroes can miraculously take the Gauntlet and Stones back from him, they might be able to undo his genocide.

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