Way back at the San Diego Comic-Con in 2019, Marvel Studios announced two big “Avengers” movies to close out the Multiverse saga, “Avengers: Kang Dynasty” and “Avengers: Secret Wars”.   Since that announcement, the films have gone through many changes, including delays from the pandemic, Hollywood strikes and a need to slow down the releases due to superhero fatigue.

But there has also been another massive problem for these “Avenger” movies, the main villain, Kang, who was originally introduced in the “Loki” Disney+ series and was also the main villain for last year’s “Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania”.

With the third “Ant-Man” movie becoming one of the lowest-grossing Marvel Studios films, questions were being raised about whether this villain was strong enough, and when Kang actor Jonathan Majors was arrested for assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Marvel found itself in a problematic situation.

When Jonathan Majors was found guilty of reckless assault in the third degree and harassment, Marvel quickly announced that they would no longer be working with the actor.  Leading to even more speculation about the character’s role.  Would Marvel just recast Kang or be push the character to the side and forgotten? 

According to THR, Marvel Studios is planning on renaming “Avengers: Kang Dynasty”, though the name hasn’t been confirmed, and Marvel had already begun making changes to its long-term plans following the failure of “Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania” at the box office.

The fifth “Avengers” movie is currently scheduled to arrive in cinemas in May 2026, which gives Marvel plenty of time to work out a plan.   Late last year,  it was revealed that Michael Waldron was brought in to write both “Avengers” movies and that Destin Daniel Cretton had stepped away from directing the upcoming “Avengers: Kang Dynasty”, to focus on creating the upcoming “Wonder Man” Disney+ series and a sequel to “Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings”.

Marvel still has many more releases between now and the next “Avengers” movie to help set up the “Secret Wars”, which is likely to follow a similar story to the comics, where superheroes from across the Marvel multiverse will be brought together for one major battle to save everyone and likely also act as a soft reboot to bring back some popular characters.

It’s unlikely we will get any major updates on Marvel’s plans for the next “Avengers” movies for a while, hopefully at the upcoming D23 Ultimate Fan Event in August, but in the meantime, you can find the previous instalments in the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Disney+.

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Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Roger@WhatsOnDisneyPlus.com Twitter: Twitter.com/RogPalmerUK Facebook: Facebook.com/rogpalmeruk

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