Avengers: Endgame's Title Was Spoiled Last Year During an Interview With Paul Rudd

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Nowadays, when a highly-anticipated movie is announced in a huge franchise, not even the title can be revealed until the moment is just right. But that doesn't stop super fans from trying to crack the name before the official announcement is made. Just how do they do that? By rewatching any previous movie in the franchise and analyzing every word that comes out of the mouths of the movie's stars. While it wasn't until early December that Avengers fans finally learned the title of the final film in the superhero series would be Avengers: Endgame, it turns out that it had been revealed—possibly only coincidentally—much earlier.

Seth Meyers seemingly leaked the title of Endgame last year when he was interviewing Paul Rudd on Late Night With Seth Meyers. At the time, Rudd was being interviewed for Ant-Man and the Wasp, and as an attempt to not spoil the connection between Ant-Man and Avengers 4, Meyers explicitly mentioned the title.

"I don't know how that could mess up, though, because I feel like that would make more people see the movie, which is the endgame," Meyers stated after Rudd got nervous he might've said too much. He then smiled at Rudd, to which he replied, "You know what? You're right."

Coincidence? We're not so sure. According to an interview with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, the title for Endgame was likely already set by the time that Rudd did the interview in June 2018.

Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26, 2019.

[h/t ComicBook.com]