Just yesterday, we were reporting on Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige saying that the Avengers 4 title is a spoiler for Infinity War, which is why it hasn't been revealed yet.
Few secrets can be kept for long though, and it appears that the title for the follow-up might've been let slip - albeit by a surprising source. Zoe Saldana, currently promoting Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (where she of course plays Gamora), will be appearing alongside her fellow Guardians in Infinity War, and told the BBC's Lizo Mzimba:
“I think that the Guardians just shot their part when it comes to ‘Infinity War,’ the first part. And we all have to go back for ‘Gauntlet’ later this year.”
That could be a potentially big slip-up, and the title Infinity Gauntlet is certainly a recognisable one that ties directly into the Thanos arc. But is it really a spoiler?
In the comics, Infinity Gauntlet actually comes before Infinity War. It sees, as everyone expects will happen in Infinity War, Thanos assemble all of the Stones/Gems. The title of Gaunlet suggests that Infinity War may end with him getting all those pieces (and hopefully clicking his fingers).
Since that's basically been his quest in the MCU for years, and is inevitably going to happen in some fashion, it seems strange to regard the title Infinity Gauntlet as a spoiler - especially since it essentially fits the previous working titles of Avengers: Infinity War Part I and Part II.
There is of course a good chance Saldanda misspoke here, or that Gauntlet is just the working title they're using to refer to the movie behind-the-scenes. With Feige making a big deal about the movie's title being a spoiler, it seems odd that a star would let it slip just after that, or indeed that it'd be something so guessable (you can read our predictions here) and close to the initial two-part setup.
What do you think of the title Infinity Gauntlet? Is it a spoiler or not? What is the title likely to be? Share your thoughts down in the comments.
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