Avengers 5 release date – everything we know about The Kang Dynasty

Earth's mightiest heroes haven't assembled for a while now, so we did some digging to learn everything we could about the Avengers 5 release date and more

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When is the Avengers 5 release date? It’s been a few years since Avengers: Endgame wrapped up a decade’s worth of storytelling in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as Earth’s Mightiest Heroes joined forces to revive those killed by Thanos (Josh Brolin) in The Snap before facing off with the villain for the final time.

Since Endgame, Marvel Studios has focused on expanding the scope of the MCU, introducing new heroes in Phase 4 projects like Hawkeye, Shang-Chi, and Eternals. It’s also used the various MCU series on Disney Plus to pave the way for the multiverse on the big screen. But what does this all mean for the Avengers? Marvel has been very quiet on when the team would reassemble.

Well, at San Diego Comic-Con 2022, we finally learned when Earth’s mightiest heroes will assemble again and who they’ll be fighting. So grab your shield and pray you are worthy enough to pick up that magical hammer; here’s everything that we know about the Avengers 5 release date.

Avengers 5 release date

We know that Avengers 5, titled Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, will hit cinemas on May 2, 2025. That’s a long time to wait, we know but don’t worry; there are still a bunch of Phase 4 and 5 movies on the way, including Black Panther 2, Ant-Man 3, The Marvels and plenty more.

Even then, there are a number of other movies that the studio is already working on ahead of Avengers 5. Kevin Feige announced a Blade movie at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, confirming that Mahershala Ali is set to star as the legendary vampire hunter.

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Meanwhile, we have a Fantastic Four movie on the way (it’ll arrive just a few months before Avengers 5) thanks to Disney’s purchase of Fox. Yes, that also means the X-Men will arrive at some point too, but Feige hasn’t explained when they’ll start to show up in the MCU. This is all without mentioning the fact that Ryan Reynolds will reprise his role as the Merc with the Mouth in Deadpool 3.

Avengers 5 trailer speculation

Avengers 5 does not have a trailer. If Marvel sprung a trailer for Avengers 5 on fans, it would probably break the internet. After all, everyone lost their minds when the Thor: Love and Thunder trailer showed Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster using a reforged Mjolnir.

She’s the prime example of how the MCU has passed the mantle of iconic heroes over to new characters, so if Avengers 5 does eventually happen, it’ll probably have a vastly different line-up.

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Jane Foster, Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld), Shang-Chi (Simu Liu), and maybe America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez) will probably join the ranks. Since Anthony Mackie is set to star as the new Star-Spangled Man in Captain America 4, it’s highly likely that Sam Wilson will lead Earth’s Mightiest Heroes whenever Avengers 5 eventually arrives on the big screen.

Avengers 5 release date: Secret Wars

Avengers 5 plot speculation

Officially, no one knows what’s going to happen in Avengers 5. But we can guess from the title “The Kang Dynasty” that Kang the Conqueror will play a major role in the movie. Also, as Marvel is following it up with Avengers: Secret Wars, we don’t think it’s going to end well for our heroes.

The Russo Brothers had previously said that they would return to the MCU if they were given the opportunity to direct a Secret Wars movie.

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It’s easy to see why. The story puts a huge team of heroes against a massive team of villains on a place called Battleworld, and the superheroes are forced to duke it out to entertain a cosmic being called the Beyonder. That many characters sharing the screen simultaneously would have Endgame levels of fan service.

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Back in 2020, Joe Russo told BroBible, “I read that when I was ten or 11, and it was the scale of getting all of the heroes together. It was one of the first major books to do that – that was really event-storytelling to me at its finest.” While Anthony Russo added, “It would be the biggest movie you could possibly imagine, so that’s what really excites us about the story — the ambition of it is even bigger than the ambition of the Infinity Saga.”

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Although, given the ever-growing state of the universe, it’s possible the film could take some cues from the 2015 Secret Wars event – which sees Battleworld combine various different universes together, ruled by a version of Doctor Doom with extreme cosmic powers.

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Avengers 5 cast speculation

The Avengers 5 cast really depends on the story because, at the minute, the numerous team members are scattered across the MCU while they deal with their own issues. Obviously, no one has officially signed on for Avengers 5, but it would likely bring in most of the new era of heroes.

If Secret Wars is on the table, then it’s going to need a massive cast. We already mentioned a few of these earlier, but the main players probably going forward are (deep breath!) Anthony Mackie’s Captain America, Natalie Portman’s Mighty Thor, Hailee Steinfeld’s Kate Bishop/Hawkeye, Simu Liu’s Shang-Chi, Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange, Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch, Xochitl Gomez’s America Chavez, and Tom Holland’s Spider-Man.

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Then, of course, Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel, Teyonah Parris’ Monica Rambeau/Spectrum, and Iman Vellani’s Ms Marvel, are all set to star in Nia DaCosta’s 2023 movie, The Marvels.

Tatiana Maslany is likely to show up as She-Hulk, according to Mark Ruffalo. The MCU veteran said during an Interview with The Hollywood Reporter, “there’s not going to be another Avengers without her.”

Although, for the moment, Oscar Isaac’s Moon Knight doesn’t really seem like he’d fit in with the Avengers, but who knows?

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Obviously, this is all just heavy, heavy speculation, and it’s probably going to be years before it eventually comes to fruition. That said we feel confident saying that Jonathan Majors’ Kang the Conqueror will make an appearance. In fact, Simu Liu recently joked, “bro the Avengers are straight up effed”, after a picture of Majors from the set of Creed 3 leaked.

We do know that Destin Daniel Cretton will be directing the movie, using a script from Jeff Loveness, who recently wrote Ant-Man and Wasp: Quantumania.

If you want to know what happens next, check out our guide to Avengers: Secret Wars.