Is it finally official that tonight on Jimmy Fallon saw Hulk-actor Mark Ruffalo reveal The Avengers: Annihilation as the official title of the fourth movie?
Jimmy Fallon and Mark Ruffalo first talked about the Avengers’ tattoos, and then went into Avengers 4, with Mark Ruffalo stating that he basically spoiled the end of Infinity War.
Ruffalo says he learned his lesson about spoiling things, when Fallon asked for a hint like if he knew the title.
“I think I can tell you that. I think it’s out there already,” Ruffalo said. “The title for the next Avengers movie is BEEP!”
The crowd then erupted.
Mark Ruffalo then goes on to tease the final battle with Bruce Banner, which again is “BEEPED!” out.
Ruffalo then goes on a rampage and almost destroys some of the set with Jimmy Fallon telling him to stop and that they have to wait for the movie.
The Russo Brothers also took to Twitter to tweet out the following:
Mark, you’re fired.
— Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) October 6, 2018
Updated: with video:
Regarding the title for Avengers 4, it is possible that Mark Ruffalo actually said it – and that the crowd might know it – but Marvel Studios again decided to keep it quiet, which means it has not yet officially been released.
The Avengers 4 title has gone through a couple other possible titles including “Infinity Gauntlet” and “End Game.”
Regarding The Avengers: Infinity Gauntlet, Zoe Saldana initially let it slip, but then it was said Marvel Studios wasn’t using the title.
Prior to the release of The Avengers: Infinity War, I was told the title was The Avengers: Endgame by a family friend who knew someone who worked on the movies (including Captain Marvel).
As I stated earlier, I am a bit on the fence regarding if they use Avengers: Annihilation as the title due to being a fan of the Marvel Cosmic event of the same name (minus Avengers), which was actually in part the reason I started Cosmic Book News ten years ago.
The Annihilation event actually didn’t feature any of the Avengers or any of the “popular” Marvel Comics characters as basically no one at Marvel Comics cared about the cosmic characters back then and let then-Editor Andy Schmidt and writer Keith Giffen do what they wanted to do.
From there, Bill Rosemann would take on editorial duties, with Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning taking over Marvel Cosmic with the 2007 Nova series. Rosemann and DnA would eventually do the Annihilation: Conquest follow-up event and then launch the 2008 Guardians of the Galaxy series. This is right around when I was a part of the “Bring Back Wendell Vaughn as Quasar” campaign and then launched this site. Bill Rosemann took a liking to us, and we regularly posted exclusives. Eventually, Nicole Perlman, of the Marvel Studios writers group, would take a notice of DnA’s Guardians of the Galaxy and penned a script. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige must have liked what he saw as James Gunn would come on board and tweak the script, giving us what we know of today as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 and 2.
Whether or not they decided to use Avengers: Annihilation and if it has anything to do with that stellar period of Marvel Cosmic comics remains to be seen.
While we wait for answers, here is what we now know to be a bunch of leaked art from The Avengers 4, which gets released May 3, 2019 and is the sequel to Infinity War, though unfortunately it doesn’t hint in any relation to the Annihilation comics:
The Avengers 4
— Liam (@DCMarvelUnite) September 25, 2018
A closer look of the professor hulk and ironman brand new reactor pic.twitter.com/gi1bkneTOa
— Jonathan Tong (@JonathanTong6) September 26, 2018