We didn’t learn the title of Avengers 4 until late in 2018, well after Avengers: Infinity War had come and gone from theaters. Marvel Studios made a point of keeping the title under wraps, and it wasn’t until the first trailer that they revealed the film was called Avengers: Endgame. That was a little infuriating in and of itself since people had predicted that’s what the film was called but the Russo Brothers insisted that the title wasn’t mentioned anywhere in Infinity War when in fact Doctor Strange clearly says, “We’re in the endgame now.”
But it turns out that the Russos were correct if they had gone with the previous title. On the Happy Sad Confused podcast, the Russos acknowledged that the original title for Avengers 4 was Avengers: Infinity Gauntlet. You may recall back in 2017 that Zoe Saldana let it slip that “Gauntlet” was the title, but then Marvel rushed in to deny it. But Infinity Gauntlet is a title that makes sense, since it ties the two movies together with “Infinity” and a Gauntlet isn’t just a fancy glove, but also what you run to reach a goal.
Ultimately, the title doesn’t matter that much since Endgame works fine and also conveys that this is the ending not only of the Infinity War story, but of the 22-movie arc that started with Iron Man. Also, it’s not like calling it Endgame really affected it all that much at the box office. The film is about $500 million shy of toppling Avatar as the highest grossing movie of all time.
For more on Avengers: Endgame, click on the links below.
- ‘Avengers: Endgame’: The Russo Brothers Explain Why Cap Could [SPOILER] in That Battle
- How ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Succeeds as a Distinct Film from ‘Infinity War’
- ‘Avengers: Endgame’ May Have Introduced Yet Another Obscure Marvel Hero
- ‘Avengers: Endgame’: Robert Downey Jr. Initially Didn’t Want to Say That Final Line