Avengers: Infinity War is still more than a year from release, but there is already talk about the fourth Avengers movie, which is due in 2019. One thing we won’t learn until after Infinity War is out is Avengers 4‘s title–and Marvel boss Kevin Feige has a good reason for this.
In an interview with CinemaBlend, Feige was asked if the reason that directors Joe and Anthony Russo were keeping the title a secret was because it was in fact a spoiler for the events of Infinity War. While he wasn’t exactly forthcoming with extra details, Feige did confirm this was the case.
Infinity War is currently in production. The movie was originally set to be released in two parts, shot back-to-back. However, Avengers 4 has since become a separate film, and last week it was confirmed that it wouldn’t enter production until after Infinity War wraps. Both movies will be directed by the Russo brothers, who helmed the last two Captain America films.
Feige also recently suggested that the Marvel Cinematic Universe might go through some big changes after Avengers 4. “As we get to Infinity War there will be a sense of a climax,” he said. “By the time we’re at the untitled Avengers 4, 22 movies will have encompassed the first three phases of the MCU. And what happens after that will be very different. I don’t know if it’s Phase 4, it might be a new thing.”
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2018, while Avengers 4 is due on May 3, 2019.