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Spoilers ahead for Avengers: Infinity War.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is in a state of flux, as the shocking events of Avengers: Infinity War changed everything. The big surprise ending was that Thanos actually succeeded, and was able to destroy half of the galaxy with the snap of a finger. It's unclear how the remaining heroes will be able to come back from this, with Marvel Studios keeping very tight lipped, including the title of Avengers 4. Unfortunately, the film's cinematographer Trent Opaloch may have spoiled the title via his professional website. Opaloch's full resume is listed, including the possible title of Avengers 4.
According to Trent Opaloch's website (via Omega Underground), his most recent film credit is the upcoming Avengers movie, which he had listed as Avengers: End Game. While far from an official confirmation, this possible title has the emotional weight that would logically follow Thanos' victory. Furthermore, it could have grave consequences for the MCU as a whole.
If Trent Opaloch's website is to be believed, The Russo Brothers may be crafting an even bigger and more devastating blockbuster with Avengers 4. After Thanos turned so many characters into dust, the fandom began debating how they might return to the world of the living. With movies like Spider-Man: Far From Home and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 previously announced, it stands to reason that they'd pop back up. But End Game sounds finite, meaning that the MCU may not reverse Thanos' path of destruction after all.
There have already been plenty of rumors regarding Avengers 4's title, although the involvement of a crew member in this latest one adds some credibility. Unfortunately, we're likely not going to hear anything from Marvel studios anytime soon. Kevin Feige has revealed that we won't learn the title of the next Avengers flick until Captain Marvel's trailers first arrive. And since Brie Larson's solo film won't hit theaters until March of next year, we better buckle up and enjoy the ride (and Ant-Man and The Wasp) in the meantime.
Anticipation for Avengers 4 is at a fever pitch after Infinity War, and excitement likely isn't going to die down in the coming months. A ton of beloved heroes were lost throughout the course of behemoth blockbuster, more than even the most cynical of fans could have anticipated. Unfortunately, the Russo Brothers' two Avengers flicks are separated by a year, forcing the rabid fandom to attempt some patience. And while there are to blockbusters coming with Ant-Man and The Wasp and Captain Marvel, all fans are wondering is if/how the fallen heroes might return from the dead. But if Avengers 4 is really the End Game of the property, then maybe the Marvel Studios has more surprising twists ahead.
All will be revealed when Avengers 4 (whatever it's called) arrives in theaters on May 3rd, 2019. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.