All Marvel fans can’t wait till next year for Avengers 4, and ever since Infinity War, we have heard various rumours regarding the film.
According to a new report by MCU Cosmic, the title for the film will be Avengers 4: Annihilation. The report also suggests that the title can be seen in the recent photo posted by the Russos, with two ladders seeming to symbol “As.”
Annihilation seems like an interesting title, as it also shared its name with a 2006 Marvel miniseries written by Keith Giffen. The storyline saw many Marvel cosmic characters going against Annihilus.
So, if this is actually going to be the title for Avengers 4, it’s unclear how they will pave in the storyline, given that the film is aiming to develop new grounds.
“I don’t think there are any comics that correlate to it,” Joe Russo told ComicBook.com earlier this year. “I think we’re in a pretty fresh territory with Avengers 4. If anything, I think it’s interesting after to go back and look at some of the Marvel films and view them through a different lens. But I can’t think of any comics, in particular, that would have value.”
It could work as a suitable title, as the word can be used to describe Thanos’ destructive snap. However, with all the rumours, it seems like Avengers 4 is going to have a darker tone than its previous films, making this subtitle sound appropriate.
“[Avengers 4] doesn’t do what you think it does,” Infinity War and Avengers 4 co-writer Christopher Markus said in another interview. “It is a different movie than you think it is…Also…[the deaths are] real. I just want to tell you it’s real, and the sooner you accept that, the sooner you will be able to move on to the next stage of grief.”
“Put it this way,” Stephen McFeely added. “I think [Infinity War] is a fairly mature movie for a blockbuster. It’s got a lot of fun in it, obviously, but boy, it gets very mature. The second one is also mature. We’re going to own these choices, and hopefully surprise and delight you and get you invested. It’s by the same studio, the same filmmaking team. They were written at the same time, shot at the same time. They’re clearly connected, but they are definitely two different movies, one of which is dependent on what happened previous.”
Avengers 4 will hit the theaters on May 3, 2019.