Avengers 4 Trailer Is Coming This Year, Guardians Of The Galaxy 3 "On Hold"
Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige confirmed a trailer is on its way, but still hasn't said what Avengers 4 is called.
Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige revealed a few minor but key details about the Marvel Cinematic Universe last week at a special screening of Black Panther, including the not-quite-news news that a trailer for Avengers 4 will definitely drop before the end of 2018. Feige also confirmed that production on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is still on hold, a fact that came to light after the firing of writer and director James Gunn back in August. [Update: The Avengers: Endgame trailer has finally arrived, offering a title and new release date for the US.]
The confirmations came from Critics Choice Association journalist Erick Weber, who attended the screening and tweeted Feige's answers to three questions when it was all over. In addition to giving a sense of when fans might finally see a little bit of Avengers 4 before its May 3, 2019 release date, he also mentioned that Marvel Studios hasn't shut the door on bringing Namor the Sub-Mariner into the MCU.
OK, here we go, 3 quick questions, answers direct from Kevin Feige's mouth— ???? (@ErickWeber) October 26, 2018
1) AVENGERS 4 trailer "before the end of the year"
2) Namor COULD make an appearance, still deciding IF & when
3) GUARDIANS 3 status "on hold"
The bit about the Avengers trailer isn't too surprising--marketing for the movie will be picking up steam soon as the May release closes in. What a trailer might reveal, however, is the full title of the movie, something Marvel has been holding back up to now. Fans are so ravenous to find out what the sequel to Avengers: Infinity War might be called (and whether that title tidbit could be a spoiler), that they banded together to try to dissect strange photos tweeted by Avengers 4 directors the Russo brothers for hints and clues.
In the case of Guardians of the Galaxy, the third movie in the franchise was placed on hold after Gunn's firing, but things have become more heated in the aftermath of that move. The Guardians cast issued an open letter in favor of Gunn and calling for his rehiring, and star Dave Bautista has suggested he might quit the film over Disney's removal of Gunn.
As for the Namor tidbit, the question of whether the character could wind up in the MCU comes down to rights issues, with Universal currently holding the rights to the character. Feige's comment at least means the studio is looking into the situation, though, so Namor fans still have some hope.