In a recent interview for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”, star Zoe Saldana seemed to have accidentally revealed the title of the fourth Avengers movie, or at least a key word from it, when she referred to the project as “Gauntlet.” That set the internet ablaze with speculation that the movie currently known as “Avengers 4” might share its title with “The Infinity Gauntlet,” the six-issue 1991 limited series on which the upcoming “Avengers” films are drawing inspiration. However, “Guardians” director and “Avengers: Infinity War” producer James Gunn just dealt that theory a major blow.
Speaking to Yahoo! Movies, the director firmly stated, “It’s not the title.”
“My guess is that Zoe just misspoke,” he added. “I’ll talk to Zoe today, but I would imagine that is just Zoe misspeaking and saying ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ instead of ‘Infinity War.’”
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, “Avengers: Infinity War” boasts a sprawling ensemble cast that includes Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie. The film arrives in theaters May 4, 2018, with the untitled sequel opening May 3, 2019.