Avengers 4 is NOT called Infinity Gauntlet, says James Gunn

Earlier this week, Zoe Saldana seemingly revealed the title of Avengers 4 (opens in new tab) would be Avengers: Infinity Gauntlet, but that doesn’t appear to be the case after all - at least according to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (opens in new tab) writer/director James Gunn.

Gunn told Yahoo UK (opens in new tab) that Avengers: Infinity Gauntlet is “not the title,” and indicated that the comment from his Guardians actress was simply an accident. “My guess is that Zoe just misspoke,” he said. “I’ll talk to Zoe today, but I would imagine that is just Zoe misspeaking and saying ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ instead of ‘Infinity War’.”

The next Avengers movie is filming now and is indeed titled Avengers: Infinity War (opens in new tab), but Marvel’s fourth major superhero team-up sequel is still without a title and is being unofficially referred to as Avengers 4. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige says the sequel is still untitled because it’s a spoiler for what happens in Infinity War (opens in new tab), so many were speculating that Infinity Gauntlet was a plausible potential choice for a title because it would indicate that the supervillain Thanos had finally acquired all of the Infinity Stones spread throughout the galaxy. That’s going to mean major trouble for our heroes, because Thanos is one of the only beings who can wield all of that power; it’s enough to wipe out billions of lives in the blink of an eye, and I’m guessing some of the good guys won’t make it out alive (opens in new tab).

Directed by the Anthony and Joe Russo and starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, and more, Avengers: Infinity War blasts into theaters on May 4, 2018 with the as-yet-untitled Avengers 4 slated for May 3, 2019. Read about why Infinity War is no longer filming at the same time as Avengers 4 (opens in new tab), and how it might be the most expensive movie ever made (opens in new tab).

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Ben Pearson
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