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'AVENGERS 5,' 'ARMOR WARS' and 'SHANG-CHI' Sequel Filming Dates and Locations

Updated: Apr 28

After several delays due to the strikes in the entertainment industry, we are finally at the stage to get more information on upcoming Marvel Studios productions.

Simu Liu as Shang-Chi (left) and Don Cheadle as the War Machine (right) Photo: Courtesy of Marvel Studios


AVENGERS 5, formerly known as AVENGERS: KANG DYNASTY, was first announced at San Diego Comic-Con on July 24, 2022. The movie was initially slated for a May 2, 2025 release, however, it got pushed to May 1, 2026, due to SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes. The movie then dropped the KANG DYNASTY from its title after the Kang actor Jonathan Majors got dropped by Marvel Studios because of his two misdemeanor charges of assault and harassment. It is currently unclear whether Marvel Studios will keep Kang as the villain of the new installment of the AVENGERS franchise.

Among all this uncertainty, one thing we are happy to be the first to report about AVENGERS 5 is that a new listing has included the filming date and location for the movie. According to this listing, AVENGERS 5 will begin filming in January 2025, in the United Kingdom. It seems like Marvel Studios is moving most of its productions to the United Kingdom.

ARMOR WARS Filming Date and Location

Don Cheadle as the War Machine Photo: Courstesy of Marvel Studios

ARMOR WARS, starring Don Cheadle as the War Machine, is a Marvel Studios production that was in development hell for, well, forever. Initially announced by Kevin Feige during Disney's Investor Day in 2020, the project's journey took an unexpected turn. It was revealed in 2022 that ARMOR WARS was undergoing a significant transformation from its original conception as a Disney+ series into a full-fledged feature film. This transition sparked a wave of discussions among fans and industry insiders, eagerly anticipating additional updates on the project's progress and eventual debut. Some fans even began speculating that the project had been canceled.

It seems like the project is still moving forward. Another listing has unveiled the filming locations and dates for the movie. As per this listing, ARMOR WARS is set to begin filming in the United Kingdom and Atlanta in January 2025, coinciding with the current filming schedule of AVENGERS 5. It raises the possibility that Marvel Studios might be planning to shoot both productions simultaneously. If they opt for similar settings, it could lead to cost savings. There's also the possibility that these dates could change, which wouldn't be unprecedented for either of these movies.


Simu Liu as Shang-Chi in 'SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGENDS OF THE TEN RINGS. Photo: Courtesy of Marvel Studios

SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGENDS OF THE TEN RINGS was a success for Marvel Studios as it was perceived well by both audiences and critics. Anticipation for a sequel has been palpable among fans, particularly given the positive reception of the first film. Yet, with director Destin Daniel Cretton working on the upcoming Marvel/Disney+ series WONDER MAN, which wrapped filming recently as far as I am aware, talks of a sequel appeared to be on hold. However, a recent interview with Simu Liu (Shang-Chi) has revealed that a sequel to SHANG-CHI is indeed in development, with Destin Cretton still attached as director, as reported by ComicBook:

You know Destin is such a special filmmaker and we're very happy to have him on the sequel. So, he'll be working on that and we're really excited to see what he comes up with. I think he's going to do a brilliant job.

Adding to this recent news, another listing has revealed SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGENDS OF THE TEN RINGS sequel is set to begin filming in March 2025, in the United Kingdom.

After enduring numerous delays, it's a relief to see these highly anticipated projects finally progressing into production. There's always a chance that these dates may undergo further changes, and unfortunately, it wouldn't be unprecedented. Nevertheless, let's hope that Marvel Studios can stick to their current schedule and deliver on the excitement they've generated among fans.

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