Avengers 5 Gets Officially Delayed by Marvel Studios

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Posted:
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Avengers: The Kang Dynasty received a discouraging release update from Marvel Studios. 

Avengers 5 has yet to begin filming, but production for the highly-anticipated sequel was previously reported to start in the spring of next year

Despite that, many have speculated that a delay could happen due to a number of factors, such as the ongoing writers' strike by the Writer's Guild of America (WGA) and the troubling allegations against Jonathan Majors

When Will Avengers 5 Release?

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Avengers: The Kang Dynasty has been officially delayed to May 1, 2026, from its original release date of May 2, 2025. 

Avengers 5 is headlined by Kang the Conqueror actor Jonathan Majors, but the star is currently facing assault charges in New York City court. 

Avengers: Secret Wars has also been pushed a year to May 7, 2027 from its initial release date of May 1, 2026. 

Why Avengers 5’s Delay Is a Good Thing

Considering all the factors like Jonathan Majors' uncertain future, the writers' strike, and assembling a potentially massive cast, Avengers: The Kang Dynasty's latest delay is fitting.

Although it is unfortunate, it seems that the new release date would benefit the film and everyone involved, allowing Marvel Studios to have more flexibility in assessing the current situation. 

Avengers 5 writer Jeff Loveness previously reflected on the difficulties of making the movie, noting how "it’s almost comedic how hard this challenge is." 

Now that the delay has been announced by the House of Mouse, giving more time for Loveness and the rest of the creative team to craft a stronger story that would give a chance to every cast member to shine similar to what the previous Avengers movies did. 

Avengers 5 is set to premiere in theaters on May 1, 2026.

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Release Date
May 01, 2026
- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.