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Avengers 5 release date, cast, plot, and more news

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Avenegrs 5 release date: CaptaiN Marevl, Captain America, Shang-Chii

When is the Avengers 5 release date? It’s been some time since Earth’s Mightiest Heroes joined forces to revive those killed by Thanos, and fans are keen to see the team assemble again.

Well, at the Marvel Cinematic Universe panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2022, we finally learned our favorite Marvel characters would reunite in Marvel’s Phase 6 during the upcoming Marvel movie, Avengers 5. So start rewatching all the Marvel movies in order, grab your shield, and pray you are worthy enough to pick up that magical hammer; here’s everything that we know about the Avengers’ next big adventure.

What’s the Avengers 5 release date?

Avengers 5 will be released on Friday, May 1, 2026, in theaters worldwide. 

Originally, Avengers 5 was set to be released on May 2, 2025; however, it was delayed to its current release date after the 2023 Writers strike and Actors strikes disrupted Marvel’s release plans. Mind you, there have been some recent shifts in the upcoming Marvel slate, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see this move yet again within the next year or two.

Fingers crossed that the new 2026 date sticks, and we won’t have any more superhero-sized delays!

Avengers 5 release date: Anthony Mackie as Captain America in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

Who will be in the Avengers 5 cast?

We expect Avengers 5 will boast an all-star cast, which will likely include Anthony Mackie, Simu Liu, Iman Vellani, and Tatiana Maslany.

Mackie seems the most certain, given that he’s now taken up the Captain America mantle. It’s also likely that some of the older Avengers who survived Phase 4 will pop up to help a new generation of heroes. That means Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Holland, Brie Larson, and maybe even Chris Hemsworth could make an appearance.


Here’s who we think will be in the Avengers 5 cast list:

    • Anthony Mackie as Captain America
    • Simu Liu as Shang-Chi
    • Iman Vellani as Ms Marvel
    • Tatiana Maslany as She-Hulk
    • Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau
    • Don Cheadle as War Machine
    • Brie Larson as Captain Marvel
    • Paul Rudd as Ant-Man
    • Evangeline Lily as Wasp
    • Tom Holland as Spider-Man
    • Mark Ruffalo as Hulk
    • Chris Hemsworth as Thor
    • Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange

On December 18, 2023, it was reported [via the BBC] that Marvel was no longer working with Jonathan Majors after he was found guilty of assault. At the time of writing it is unknown whether Marvel will recast the role of Kang or if the project will go in a different direction although THR reports the studio has dropped the title ‘Kang Dynasty’.

Behind the scenes, Shang-Chi’s Destin Daniel Cretton was originally signed on to direct the movie, but Deadline reported in November 2023 that he’d stepped down from the role to focus on other projects (Shang-Chi 2 and Wonder Man). This currently leaves the director’s chair empty.

It was reported that Jeff Loveness, who’d previously worked on the frankly dreadful Quantumania, was writing the Avengers 5 Dynasty script, but as confirmed by MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios author Joanna Robinson, he’s been taken off the project as well.

“I heard from someone recently…the screenwriter Jeff Loveness, who wrote Quantumania, was supposed to write [Avengers 5] …anyway, it’s confirmed. I had it confirmed to me he’s no longer working for Marvel,” she told The Ringer’s House of R podcast.

Loki creator Michael Waldron is now on board to write the script for Avengers 5, replacing Loveness. This is great news since Waldron is also involved in Avengers: Secret Wars. By working on both films, fans can rest easy knowing that the upcoming Avengers saga will be airtight and have no continuity issues.

We could get another Infinity War and Endgame scenario, and we aren’t complaining about that fact!

Avengers 5 release date: Secret Wars

What will Avengers 5 be about?

It’s been reported that Avengers 5 will be retitled following Majors’ trial and as such it’s impossible to say what the film will be about exactly, although we can probably make a few educated guesses.

It’s likely, based on the fact that the next film is an adaptation of Secret Wars, that Avengers 5 will see Earth’s mightiest heroes reunite to try and stop some kind of multiversal cataclysm. They’ll then fail resulting in an uber-powerful villain (we’re betting on Doctor Doom) gluing what’s left of the multiverse together setting up Secret Wars.


Avengers 5 release date: Shang-Chi fighting in a Marvel movie

Avengers 5 rumors and leaks

There are multiple rumors for Avengers 5, but most revolve around surprising cameos and Marvel legacy actors (before the MCU officially started with Iron Man) appearing.

According to insider MyTimeToShineHello, Avengers 5 will end up with the heroes losing and a new team of multiversal Avengers being formed to save the day supposedly led by Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man and Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine.

A screenshot of an insider Marvel leak for Avengers 5 posted on X

Is there an Avengers 5 trailer?

We haven’t gotten the trailer for Avengers 5 yet because it’s not started production.

If Marvel sprung a trailer for Avengers 5 on fans, it would probably break the internet. Realistically, we’re not going to get a trailer any earlier than early 2026. While we wait for an official teaser, here’s the trailer for Avengers: Endgame below to remind you of the last great Avengers adventure.

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Where can I watch Avengers 5?

Avengers 5 will be a theatrically exclusive movie, followed by a streaming release on Disney Plus sometime after release. 

Realistically, if the box office draw proves hefty, then it’ll be in cinemas for at least a few months before it hits streaming services. Watching Infinity War and Endgame with an audience were some of the best cinematic experiences of their years, so we’ll definitely be booking tickets for this one.

If you want to know the full MCU timeline, we’ve got a guide explaining everything you need to know about Marvel’s Phase 5 and the Deadpool 3 release date. If that’s not enough, we’ve also got articles on Captain America 4 and the Thunderbolts.

If you’re a bit bored of the cape and crowd bunch, we have a list of the best movies ever made and all the new movies heading our way this year.