WARNING: This article contains MASSIVE SPOILERS for Avengers: Infinity War, in theaters now.
Do not read this article if you have yet to see Avengers: Infinity War.
Seriously, this is your FINAL WARNING.
Okay? You've seen the movie. Good - now we can talk about it. Yes, that just happened.
If you're anything like us, chances are you sat and watched the Avengers: Infinity War credits scroll by, somewhat shell-shocked by what had just transpired -- trying to make sense of it, asking yourself if it had all really happened. Yes, Thanos collected all six Infinity Stones, snapped his fingers and, just like that, half of the universe withered away into nothingness. Yes, you just witnessed the death of nearly all of Marvel's beloved characters: Bucky, Falcon, Spider-Man, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Star-Lord, Drax, Mantis, Groot...
By the time Thanos sits down and smiles, it becomes all too clear: Infinity War could have easily been subtitled "Thanos Wins." But this is not, ultimately, how it all ends. There's still one more movie coming -- the second part of this grand and cosmic conclusion to Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers 4.
In order to keep the focus solely on Infinity War, Marvel still hasn't divulged the title of the upcoming sequel. The May 2019 release remains a question mark that has had fans speculating ever since it was confirmed that its title wouldn't simply be Infinity War - Part 2, and now we know why.
With the way Infinity War leaves things, any title would have likely spoiled the brutal, shocking ending of the third Avengers film. While it's been said that the title for Avengers 4 will not be revealed for a while, we can't help but wonder wonder what shape the next film will take.
But given what we now know, there are some things the ending of Infinity War does tell us.