Despite revealing the title of Avengers 4 as Avengers: Endgame, it appears Marvel Studios isn’t concerned about securing the domain to the movie’s official website. Consequently, the Avengers: Endgame website link / URL is held by some internet user as ransom, who says he will release the link to Marvel only upon receiving tickets to the movie’s premiere.
To prank the studio, both the links avengersendgame.com and avengersendgamemovie.com redirect to a Japanese Spider-Man video, leaving viewers perplexed. The websites were originally redirected to the official website for Once Upon a Deadpool, the PG-13 version of Deadpool 2 that comes out next week, making viewers suspect that the prankster was none other than Ryan Reynolds himself. That doesn’t appear to be the case, especially with this latest redirect, and it looks as though someone else might be running the show.
Marvel on their part don’t seem concerned as yet. That’s because Marvel movies are all hosted on the official marvel.com page rather than using separate domains for their respective movies. Even so, having the domain for your movie name secured certainly helps reach out to a wider audience as the general moviegoing populace is more inclined to look for avengersendgame.com rather than marvel.com/movies/avengers-endgame. Let’s hope Marvel’s following is wide enough to not let this distract from attaining a wider reach.
More importantly though, this somewhat affirms claims that the filmmakers really weren’t sure what to title Avengers 4 until too late into the game. Whispers abound that the Russo Brothers and Marvel’s think-tank were oscillating between Avengers: Annihilation, Avengers: Endgame and Avengers: Infinity Gauntlet as the titles before settling on Endgame.
Avengers: Endgame hits theaters all over on April 26, 2019. And here’s that Japanese Spider-Man video being redirected to, in case you’re curious.