Forget everything you know about the still-untitled Avengers 4. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo have confirmed that the secret title of Marvel’s 2019 Avengers was not spoken in Marvel’s most recent hit, Avengers: Infinity War by anyone, not even Doctor Strange. And that guy is supposed to know everything.

On Monday, Uproxx published a Q&A interview with the Russos, inquiring about all things it could about Avengers 4. When asked if the title for Avengers 4 was spoken in Avengers: Infinity War, a very popular fan theory, the directors confirmed that was a negative.

“No,” Joe Russo answered. When Uproxx writer Mike Ryan mentioned that “people have been looking for clues in the dialogue,” Anthony Russo explained: “It’s certainly grounded in the narrative that we have been following throughout the MCU – very well grounded.”

At the end of Avengers: Infinity War, Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) trades the life of Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) to Thanos, in exchange for the Time Stone. When Stark prods Strange for answers, Doctor Strange ominously tells him, “We’re in the endgame now.” During the film’s opening weekend, fans speculated that “Endgame” would be the title of Avengers 4, but now the directors have confirmed that is not the case.

Avengers Infinity War Thanos
Thanos in 'Avengers: Infinity War.'

The Russos also told Uproxx that the title of Avengers 4 won’t be revealed for a long while, hinting it will be kept secret even through the release of Ant-Man and the Wasp in July. “We haven’t totally decided yet, but we are not anywhere close to it yet,” Anthony Russo said.

We may not know the title of Avengers 4 for months, but let’s hope the title is buried deep within the comics. If the title happens to be Avengers: House of M, or Avengers: Secret Invasion, then the MCU really won’t be the same.

Avengers: Infinity War is in theaters now.


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