Avengers: Secret Wars is confirmed to serve as the ending of the Multiverse Saga, but it will be a long way to get there due to the news of several delays. The upcoming crossover movie, a project that is still without a director, recently hired Loki and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness scribe Michael Waldron as its writer, meaning that pre-production could be underway soon.
Still, news about Blade's production being shut down and its confirmed release date shift have already caused a massive domino effect on the MCU's Phases 5 and 6 slate.
Deadpool 3 has now been delayed two months from its original September 2024 release timeline since it is now slated to be released on November 8, 2024.
Meanwhile, Fantastic Four will now premiere on February 14, 2025, instead of November 2024.
Now, Secret Wars has joined the release date shift party.
Avengers 6 Delayed to 2026
Disney officially confirmed that Avengers: Secret Wars has been delayed from November 7, 2025 to May 1, 2026.
Its predecessor, Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, is still slated to premiere on May 2, 2025. This comes along with multiple other MCU movies in Phase 5 and Phase 6 that were delayed, including Blade and Deadpool 3.
Why Avengers 6's Delay is a Good Thing
Although fans will be disappointed by the news, this latest delay to Avengers: Secret Wars is a good thing for all parties involved, considering many contributing factors, such as production schedule, availability of actors, and many more.
The fact that Secret Wars still has no director yet has now given Marvel Studios ample time to find the best-suited for the job while also giving Michael Waldron a longer period to develop its story alongside MCU boss Kevin Feige.
A May 2026 release timeline also serves as good news for Avengers: The Kang Dynasty since it allows each crossover movie to shine. In addition, Avengers movies are no strangers to kick off the summer movie slate, mainly because all four of them have been released in that exact timeline.
Placing both The Kang Dynasty and Secret Wars at the start of 2025 and 2026 respectively would also allow both movies to earn a potentially massive box office haul as well, especially since the other four movies also bagged at least $1 billion in terms of ticket sales.
Hopefully, more news about Secret Wars' development will arrive sooner rather than later.
Avengers: Secret Wars is set to premiere on May 1, 2026.