Jonathan Majors is officially out as Kang at Marvel Studios. According to recent reports, Avengers 5 may be getting a new title following his ousting.
Yesterday marked the official end of Jonathan Majors’ very public legal battle over accusations of assault and harassment of his ex-partner, concluding with the actor facing up to a year in prison following his sentencing in February 2024. It was revealed by The Hollywood Reporter that the next Avengers project, previously referred to with the subtitle Kang Dynasty, is now being developed simply as Avengers 5.
While it’s unlikely the movie will simply be titled Avengers 5, it seems the project will shift away from Kang the Conqueror even if Jonathan Majors is recast by Marvel Studios. Many fans speculate the film’s new title will simply be Secret Wars Part 1, turning the massive event into a two-part saga.
The Future of the Avengers Franchise
Avengers: The Kang Dynasty is the first movie in a two-part finale to Marvel’s Multiverse Saga. It will be followed by Avengers: Secret Wars, rounding out Marvel Studios’ Phase 6. Both films are scheduled to arrive in theaters in 2025.
Destin Daniel Cretton recently made the decision to step down from his role as the director of the upcoming Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. However, Destin Daniel Cretton’s Avengers: The Kang Dynasty departure is not an exit from the Marvel family but rather a realignment of his directorial commitments as he’s focused on Wonder Woman and Shang-Chi 2.
Secret Wars is a crossover event that will bring together characters from all across the Marvel multiverse, so Iron Man’s experience and leadership will be invaluable to the Avengers. Michael Waldron is set to write the upcoming Marvel Studios film Avengers: Secret Wars, but a director has yet to be announced.