Kevin Feige Says The ‘Avengers 4’ Title Secrecy Has ‘Backfired’

Avengers Infinity War Guardians of Galaxy ThorAlthough excitement for Avengers: Infinity War has been through the roof, it seems that the film’s follow-up has cast a bit of a shadow over its release. Early on, The Russo Brothers teased that the official title for Avengers 4 would spoil the ending of Infinity War. Considering the films were initially developed as two parts of the Infinity War storyline,  these comments have left fans wondering just where our heroes will be at the end of the first film. In an interview with IGN, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige admitted that The Russo Brothers’ comments were meant to keep the focus on Infinity War.

Feige was pretty candid as he described how the plan backfired:

“I’ve said before, it’s gotten entirely out of hand. And now will have no chance to living up to any expectations of what it’s gonna be. And it sort of backfired, if I’m honest with you, because the notion was to not talk about it so the focus was to be on [Infinity War].”

It’s certainly a frustrating situation to be put in. Most interviews promoting Infinity War have steered into the question of Avengers 4’s title in some way or another. Surely, no one expected that this epic film could be overshadowed by a movie that doesn’t even have a title yet. Still, it is doubtful that this will spell trouble for Infinity War, as it is looking at a massive opening weekend.

Here is the synopsis for Avengers: Infinity War: 

As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, the film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner and Paul Rudd.

Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters April 27, 2018.

Source: IGN

The 10 Strongest Members Of The Avengers, Ranked

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The Avengers Marvel ComicsWithout a doubt, the Avengers are the mightiest team in the Marvel Universe. When villains hear Captain America yell “Avengers Assemble,” they know they need to get out of there ASAP. Jam-packed full of some of the strongest superheroes in comics, super villains need to think twice before messing with The Avengers. Over the years, the team’s various incarnations have saved the Earth from all kinds of destructive plots.

The powerful heroes on the Avengers are the only thing that stand between Earth and destruction on an almost constant basis. Without every one of the Avengers listed below, the Earth and all its inhabitants likely would have already met their death at the hands of a dastardly villain like Doctor Doom or the Skrulls.

Hit Next to read on about the ten strongest members of the Avengers! 

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Louis Otero

Louis Otero

Louis is a New York-based journalist. You can hear more about his love for genre flicks and superheroes on his weekly podcast Random Movie Roulette.