December 7, 2023

Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars are the titles of Avengers 5 and Avengers 6, as introduced by Marvel at Comedian-Con 2022. A lot has occurred since, together with two Hollywood strikes that compelled Marvel to make extra modifications to its MCU launch date calendar. On prime of that, Jonathan Majors, Marvel’s huge begin for the Multiverse Saga, is going through home violence costs, which might successfully finish his profession with Marvel.

Marvel has but to announce a break up from Majors, as others have because the allegations arose. And we noticed He Who Stays and Victor Well timed variants of Kang in Loki season 2. Majors had accomplished filming the Disney Plus present earlier than the information broke.

Some current experiences mentioned Marvel may be scrapping The Kang Dynasty story. Then, an insider mentioned Marvel won’t pivot away from Kang, although it would recast the position.

New developments point out that Marvel would possibly retitle The Kang Dynasty. That Avengers 5 and Avengers 6 are primarily a two-part story, no matter what Marvel calls them. Whereas there’s no indication that Kang is not the villain, a element from his contract might need leaked. Thoughts you, some spoilers would possibly comply with.

Secret Wars will likely be a two-part story

Jeff Sneider tackled the newest Avengers 5 developments in a weblog put up addressing a number of issues within the trade, together with Marvel’s plans for Phases 5 and 6.

He defined that no matter whether or not Kang Dynasty is occurring in any respect, Secret Wars is a two-part story. Marvel has time to determine it out till it’ll shoot the flicks. Avengers 5 has a Might 1st, 2026 launch date, with Avengers 6 to comply with on Might seventh, 2027. I wouldn’t be stunned if Marvel has to delay the discharge dates once more.

Relating to Destin Daniel Cretton’s departure from Kang Dynasty, Sneider says Marvel desires a director who can sort out each Avengers films. Matt Shakman, who will helm Implausible 4, is a doable alternative, however that’s simply Sneider speculating.

Avengers: The Kang Dynasty is coming in MCU Section 6. Picture supply: Marvel Studios

What’s going to The Kang Dynasty be known as?

As for the title of Avengers 5, Sneider says that Marvel “has to get ‘Kang’ out of the title of that Avengers film.” His supply instructed him that Marvel will nonetheless go for a two-part finale, so Sneider speculates Marvel might go for one thing like Secret Wars Half 1 and Secret Wars Half 2.

Titling selections apart, there’s no indication in Sneider’s report that Marvel would ditch Kang because the villain. As I defined a number of days in the past, Marvel can select a brand new title for Avengers 5 with out eradicating Kang as the primary antagonist, particularly if it recasts the position.

As a reminder, we additionally discovered from Loki producer Kevin Wright that Michael Waldron will write each Avengers 5 and Avengers 6.

Iconic Avengers scene from The Avengers.
Iconic Avengers scene from The Avengers. Picture supply: Disney

Transferring on, Charles Murphy over at Murphy’s Multiverse addressed the current Kang Dynasty speculations.

Commenting on Sneider’s report, Murphy additionally says that Marvel is in search of a “cohesive imaginative and prescient for 2 films.” With Waldron dealing with the script, that’s half the job executed. Marvel now wants a director, or administrators, for the 2 films.

Murphy additionally provided two candidates to co-direct Avengers 5 and Avengers 6. That’s Justin Benson and Aaron Moorehead, who’re highly regarded with MCU followers proper now for his or her work on Loki season 2.

As a reminder, Infinity Warfare and Endgame had the identical co-writers and co-directors. Marvel shot each films concurrently, although reshoots had been so as.

Murphy additionally mentioned that Sneider’s title selections don’t essentially make sense. Marvel is thought to make use of comedian guide titles for its films.

Who will play Kang?

Murphy doesn’t deal with the destiny of Kang. However this brings us to a different rumor in regards to the actor enjoying the character. A Redditor introduced up a tidbit from The Weekly Planet’s current podcast.

Apparently, a listener claims that Jonathan Majors had a clause in his contract with Marvel that solely he might play any and all variations of Kang. Which may clarify rumors that Marvel could be seeking to substitute Kang with Doom if correct.

Then once more, if Marvel can have trigger to fireside Jonathan Majors, and if that contract element is correct, there’s in all probability nothing stopping Kevin Feige & Co. from recasting.