Anticipation has been rising for the next installment in the Avengers universe since Infinity War hit theaters in April 2017. However, despite the fact we’re months away from release, a title still hasn’t been revealed—until today.
Ant-Man And The Wasp hit theaters in July 2017, and we’ll be checking out Captain Marvel in March 2019. But regardless of plenty of other Marvel Cinematic Universe content, many still wondered what the name of the upcoming Avengers 4 would be.
Now, thanks to the release of the film’s first trailer today, we know it will be titled Avengers: Endgame.
In addition to the name reveal, the trailer announced a release date change. The film was originally scheduled for a May 3, 2019 release, but the trailer stated April.
Marvel dropped a new poster following the trailer’s release, showing an April 26 date change.
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) December 7, 2018
The date change isn’t totally surprising given Infinity War also moved from May 4 to April 27, 2017 thanks to Robert Downey Jr. (aka Iron Man). The announcement came in the form of a hilarious Twitter exchange between Robert Downey Jr. (aka Tony Stark) and Marvel studios.
Check out the Endgame trailer below.
Captain America and Avengers: Endgame
We learned that 13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford will be joining the Avengers cast in the upcoming film, but we also know a star will be leaving.
Back in March, Chris Evans revealed Endgame will be his final appearance as Captain America.
“You want to get off the train before they push you off,” Evans told The New York Times, with writer Reggie Ugwu adding that Evans “expects that planned reshoots in the fall will mark the end of his tenure in the familiar red, white and blue super suit.”
However, in November, a follow-up interview with Evans and ABC’s Good Morning America, gave us some hope that maybe he wasn’t finished.
The interview in question had the Avenger’s star hint that he wouldn’t mind reconsidering the idea of reprising his role as our beloved hero in a post-Avengers 4 return by simply saying: “We’ll see.”
While Evans has kept pretty quiet on the whole “will he retire, will he not retire” conversation, it appears that he may not be done with the superhero.
This new development comes from a new interview from Avengers: Endgame director Joe Russo, who spoke to USA Today, where he hinted the Evans’ isn’t entirely “done.”
“I think it was more emotional for him than it was us because he’s not done yet. I won’t explain what that means, but the audience will soon understand what I’m talking about.”
The director didn’t elaborate further on what his comment meant, but we do know that Evans has shared in the past that he might not completely be done playing the character, so we can only assume that he meant he isn’t “done yet” playing the role. Well, we can only hope that’s what he meant.
Endgame will also be one of Marvel Legend Stan Lee’s final cameos. With films announced through 2020, many wondered which one would mark Lee’s final cameo appearance. According to Screen Rant, Marvel Studios had been filming several of his scenes at once.
Lee’s agent and director Joe Russo have both confirmed Lee filmed scenes through the still untitled Avengers 4. This means Lee will appear in Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame. It’s still unknown if Lee will appear in Spider-Man: Far From Home, which hits theaters after Avengers 4. If not, it will mark the first Marvel film without him.
Avengers: Endgame hits theaters April 26, 2019.