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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Avengers 5’ Production Schedule Revealed

Avengers 5 has been through it all. The project has lost a director, lost a writer, and lost its original title before production has even begun. Things are beginning to align, as we have heard that the project is finally aiming to shoot soon. Several months ago, it was previously reported that project was aiming to shoot around January 2025, but as production approaches, dates have become more clear. Marvel star, Benedict Cumberbatch has also confirmed that filming is set to commence next year.

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ © Marvel Studios

The highly anticipated follow up to Avengers: Endgame, is looking to begin production in late-March 2025, which will run through the end of Summer 2025. Assuming production runs smoothly, the film could keep its current release date of May 1, 2026. It is currently unknown if its planned sequel, Avengers: Secret Wars will shoot concurrently with Avengers 5.

In addition, we have also learned that due to the size of the cast and the film itself , several actors will be filming their scenes in chunks. Actors may have to film all their scenes at once in the span of weeks without the whole cast or even everyone in the scene being present during the shoot.

The project, originally known as Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, was set to feature its namesake, Kang the Conqueror as its primary antagonist. Kang and his variants have been recurring characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far, being featured in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and both seasons of Loki. Following an arrest and later two misdemeanors, the sole performer behind Kang and his variants, Jonathan Majors was dropped from the project and the role. This led to the project being referred to as Avengers 5 from that point on.

At the moment, it's currently unknown whether or not Kang will remain as the film’s antagonist with a different actor or be replaced with a different antagonist. Regardless, the change in the film’s title hints at a reduced role for the character in both the film and the MCU.

In addition to the title change and troubles with talent, the film has lost its director and writer. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ director, Destin Daniel Cretton was originally set to direct the film after it was announced shortly after San Diego Comic Con 2022. Cretton exited the project in November of 2023. A few months after Comic Con, Jeff Loveness was announced to be writing the film, but was replaced by Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Michael Waldron in November 2023, as well. In December 2023, @rDCUleaks on X, reported that between Loveness leaving the project and Waldron’s hiring, Andrew Lanham was set to write the film. 

Waldron is currently set to write both Avengers 5 and its sequel, Avengers: Secret Wars which will be released May 1, 2026 and May 7, 2027, respectively.


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