It’s an exciting time for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Avengers: Endgame is almost within reach and Captain Marvel’s big screen debut is just a few days away.
These movies represent over a decade of filmmaking, with Captain Marvel serving as a fitting prelude to the swansong of the current incarnation of the Avengers. With so much history behind these superheroes’ adventures, it’s no wonder that keeping stuff like plotlines and movie titles under wraps has been a top priority for the filmmakers.
Let’s face it – no movie title in the history of movie titles was more “classified” than Avengers: Endgame. The movie, which will focus on the aftermath of Infinity War, was referred to as Avengers 4 right until the first trailer was released.
And although we’ve also seen a second trailer, neither promo has revealed all that much from the movie – which is pretty much in line with Marvel’s spoiler-free efforts.
But once it was confirmed most fans didn’t feel that Avengers: Endgame was that much of a spoiler – with some even finding it a little anticlimactic. Because even though the Russo brothers tried to throw fans off-track, many Marvel theorists guessed the Endgame title before it was officially announced by Marvel.
At a recent press day for Captain Marvel, Kevin Feige revealed the reasons behind the secrecy.
Feige also noted that the title being dubbed “a major spoiler” had been blown out of proportion, but still contends that keeping it under wraps was the right decision.
“Well, I think I’d said that it all had gotten blown out of proportion to some extent. But it was a spoiler, because if you knew before Infinity War came out that the next movie was called Endgame, then you’d know that there wasn’t an ending to Infinity War.”
“But that had been the title of the movie from the moment we conceived of doing the two films. In large part because it’s seeded right there. I mean, it’s seeded in Ultron.”
(In case you missed it, the “Endgame” title was first mentioned by Tony Stark in Age of Ultron, and then again by Doctor Stranger in Infinity War.)
If you think about it Endgame does feel like a fitting title to the mark the end of an era –or Phase 3, as it’s more commonly known. And fans won’t have to wait too much longer to find out how the story ends.