Premiere: May 1, 2026
Announced at San Diego Comic-Con 2022 as being part of Phase 6 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Kang Dynasty will focus on Jonathan Majors‘ Kang, who was first introduced as a Variant referred to as He Who Remains in the finale of the first season of Loki, is set to become the MCU’s next big bad. And so being, a big confrontation with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes is, like their previous antagonist Thanos, inevitable. As the Multiverse Saga develops over the course of the next couple of years, Avengers: Kang Dynasty may not only serve as the culmination of Kang’s presence in the MCU but also set things up for the following Avengers entry, due to be released six months afterward.
Destin Daniel Cretton (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings) was announced as the director just three days after the feature film was announced. In late 2023, as part of a total creative overhaul, Cretton left the project and writer Michael Waldron (Loki, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Avengers: Secret Wars) took over writing duties. Before the end of 2023, Marvel Studios fired actor Jonathan Majors after he was found guilty of assault and harassment. The studio is currently looking to recast the character.
On February 21, 2024, THR reported that in the wake of Majors’ legal troubles and the poor response to Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, the studio was dropping the subtitle The Kang Dynasty and looking to rename the film.
- Unknown actor as Kang