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After the success of Avengers: Endgame, MCU fans have high expectations for Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. Marvel Studios announced Avengers 5 during their popular San Diego Comic-Con 2022 panel, where they outlined their plans for the next five years on the big screen.
This upcoming movie, along with Avengers: Secret Wars, is part of the Avengers double-bill and takes its name from the comic book storyline of the same name.
Here is a summary of everything we currently know about this exciting super-powered team-up.
Avengers 5 Release: When Will It Come Out?
The upcoming release of Avengers: The Kang Dynasty is now set for May 1, 2026, after initially being scheduled for May 2, 2025. Marvel’s release plans were affected by changes to their overall slate and ongoing issues like the Writers Guild of America strike.
The writers involved in the project, including Jeff Loveness, who also wrote Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, have had to pause their work due to the strike. While Loveness is currently writing Avengers 5, rumors suggest that Marvel is uncertain about his involvement in the project following mixed reactions to Quantumania.
These uncertainties, combined with the Hollywood strikes, mean that the release date for The Kang Dynasty is still unclear and could be pushed back again.
Who Is Cast in Avengers 5?
It has been confirmed that Jonathan Majors will play the villainous Kang the Conqueror in the upcoming Avengers film, which writer Jeff Loveness has referred to as “a Kang movie.”
However, Majors’ involvement is uncertain due to an ongoing legal dispute. The film is expected to feature the usual lineup of Avengers, including Thor, Hulk, Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, and Spider-Man, as well as newer characters like Shang-Chi, Ms. Marvel, and Hawkeye.
Florence Pugh and Letitia Wright are also rumored to be involved. Despite the uncertainty surrounding Majors’ role, the film is sure to be an epic super-powered adventure.
What Will Happen in Avengers 5?
Marvel Studios has not yet revealed any details about what will happen in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. However, fans have deduced some information about the movie based on its place in the MCU slate and its title. Avengers 5 will be the first part of a Multiversal duology that concludes Phase 6, followed by Avengers: Secret Wars in 2027. Secret Wars will likely bring together characters from across the Marvel Multiverse to confront a major threat.
The Kang Dynasty will likely set the stage for the Multiversal sequel to come. Early reports suggest that the movie will delve into Kang’s backstory and his conquest of worlds across the Multiverse. Like Thanos in Infinity War and Endgame, Kang will likely be the main antagonist for both The Kang Dynasty and Secret Wars. However, the Avengers will have a difficult time facing him as Kang exists in infinite variations across reality.
The Kang Dynasty shares its name with a comic storyline that saw Kang conquer Earth for a brief period. It is possible that the MCU version of the story will follow a similar path, with Kang first attempting to conquer Earth before the Multiverse comes into play in Secret Wars.
How Will Avengers 5 Lead to Secret Wars?
The Kang Dynasty is an important precursor to Secret Wars, which will follow a year later. After the shocking end of Avengers: Infinity War, where villain Thanos wiped out half the universe, Marvel Studios must take a different approach for Avengers 5 to 6.
One potential way The Kang Dynasty could stand out from Infinity War’s snap is by having the Avengers emerge victorious.
Of course, there still needs to be enough loose ends to set up the sequel, but there’s a chance that Earth’s Mightiest Heroes will defeat Jonathan Majors’ Kang (or at least believe they have).
Will Avengers 5 Be Bigger Than Endgame?
It may seem like a tall order, but there is potential for Avengers 5 to surpass the magnitude of Avengers: Endgame. While matching the previous film’s box office performance will be challenging, the stakes within the Marvel Cinematic Universe promise to be even greater.
The primary reason for this is due to the film’s main antagonist. Although Thanos proved to be an imposing adversary, Jonathan Majors’ Kang presents a unique challenge for our beloved heroes.
As a villain with infinite variations across the Multiverse, all of which are determined to conquer all realities, the Avengers must now face an entire army of bloodthirsty tyrants across multiple planes of reality.
When Will Avengers 5's Trailer Come Out?
Fans can anticipate the release of Avengers 5 in theaters on May 1, 2026. Marvel Studios typically releases a trailer for their movies about six months prior to the debut.
For past films, such as Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, trailers were released five and four months in advance, respectively.
Assuming The Kang Dynasty holds its May 2026 release date, viewers can expect a sneak peek around January of that same year. Don’t miss the premiere of Avengers: The Kang Dynasty on May 1, 2026.