Avengers: Endgame Was Originally Called ‘Infinity Gauntlet’

Avengers: Infinity War

by Ben Travis |
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The Russo Brothers left Marvel fans in limbo for months after Avengers: Infinity War was released – it wasn’t until December that they finally confirmed the title Avengers: Endgame for the sequel, after months of cryptic teases. It’s a title that makes total sense, not only echoing sentiments from previous Avengers movies but foreshadowing the Snap survivors’ big face-off with Thanos. But it wasn’t always the film’s name.

“Infinity Gauntlet was the title for quite a long time, actually,” the duo told MTV’s Happy Sad Confused podcast. If you’ve seen the film – and here’s your SPOILER WARNING in case you somehow still haven’t – you’ll know that the Gauntlet (or a facsimile of it) is a major factor in the story, with Tony Stark creating his own Iron Man-esque glove to house the Infinity Stones in the wake of the team’s time heist. Still, with the original Gauntlet basically moulded to Thanos' mangled arm in this second half of the story, it's not the most fitting name.

Zoe Saldana - Guardians of the Galaxy

Of course, that title ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ might be familiar. Back in 2017, Zoe Saldana gave an interview with the BBC’s Lizo Mzimba for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, saying that the Guardians lot had shot their Infinity War scenes, and would be going “back for ‘Gauntlet’” later in the year. That title was quickly debunked, but there may have been a ring of truth to it after all.

Looking for more Avengers: Endgame content in your life? Check out the epic near-four-hour Spoiler Special podcast with the Empire team breaking down Marvel’s meaty masterpiece here – and there’s still a spoiler-y live show and interviews with the Russos and Markus & McFeely to come. Oh, and here’s a dive into how Spider-Man: Far From Home seems to be dealing with the events of Endgame.

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