A plan to assemble a group of extraordinary individuals to determine whether they might develop into anything bigger emerged in 2012. The Avengers (2012), a groundbreaking cinematic crossover event, was the conclusion of that concept. It was a first for the world of film. The first of what would become many Avengers movies, Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), officially established the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a wildly successful experiment, grossing over 1.5 billion dollars at the global box office. The Marvel Cinematic Universe was built on a multitude of well-received films including Iron Man (2008), The Incredible Hulk (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Thor (2011), and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011).That movie marked the true start of the epic MCU tale known as the Infinity Saga, which was brilliantly wrapped up in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019). One question still stands, years later: where will the MCU go next? We were aware that it would be a while before all of Marvel’s heroes came together once more, but that is about to change in the coming years. The fifth entry in the Avengers series, Avengers: The Kang Dynasty (2025), was announced at San Diego Comic-Con 2022. It will once again be the first half of a two-part tale.
As the title suggests, this movie will establish Jonathan Majors’ fearsome Kang the Conqueror as Marvel’s next major villain, ushering in all manner of devastation and mayhem in the finale of the Multiverse Saga. Even though The Kang Dynasty marks the end of Phase 6 and Phase 5 has only begun, we are gradually learning more and more information about what to expect from Marvel’s upcoming major event. Here is all the information we currently have about Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, including information on the cast, staff, release date, and other details.
When and where is the release of Avengers: The Kang Dynasty?
The release of Avengers: The Kang Dynasty on May 2, 2025, will herald the start of the era of a multiverse-conquering despot. Avengers: The Kang Dynasty will almost probably get a theatrical release given the enormous amount of money the last four Avengers movies brought in at the box office. Regarding streaming, if the MCU’s theatre to streaming release timetables continue, we can very probably anticipate Avengers: The Kang Dynasty to be released exclusively on Disney+ about a month and a half after its theatrical debut.
What’s the storyline of Avengers: The Kang Dynasty (and what’s the comic book history)?
Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, like Avengers: Infinity War, takes its name from a famous Marvel Comics event series, thus it’s reasonable to assume that the movie will draw some inspiration from the comics. Before we provide a quick summary, be aware that the following narrative points may wind up appearing in the movie and are therefore considered spoilers. You might wish to skip this section if you want to play Avengers: The Kang Dynasty fully blind.
Before anything else, who is Kang the Conqueror? Kang has been causing havoc in the mainline Marvel Comics universe ever since the 1960s, despite the fact that The Kang Dynasty comic only debuted in 2001. Kang is from a completely different reality and era than the Earth 616 of the regular Marvel universe. He is from the 1930s and has an astonishing link to one of Marvel’s most well-known characters. That’s because Kang, whose true name is Nathaniel Richards, is a direct descendant of none other than Reed Richards, a.k.a. Mister Fantastic, a.k.a. the brightest person alive, a.k.a. the leader of the Fantastic Four, Kang is Nathaniel Richards.Like Thanos, Kang views himself as a hero rather than a villain. Because of his sharp intellect, he stole the time-travel technology developed by another of his ancestors, Doctor Victor von Doom. After seeing numerous timelines and dimensions that result in suffering, he became irrationally convinced that the only way the multiverse can be saved is if he has complete and total dominion over it.
Since his introduction in the 1960s, Kang and other alternative Kangs have clashed with Marvel’s heroes, but the Kang Dynasty was when he came the closest to conquering Earth-616. The Conqueror launched war on Earth and all of its inhabitants along with his son Scarlet Centurion, the most technologically sophisticated army he’s ever put together, and even certain supervillains who swore allegiance to him.Despite the Avengers’ gallant efforts to stop him, Kang eventually took control of the dimension and even entirely destroyed Washington, D.C., killing millions of people in the process. The heroes were forced to submit for a moment, which meant Kang had ultimately prevailed. The blue despot had left his imprint on the globe in a horrifying manner, making him one of Earth’s worst adversaries. As you might guess, The Avengers were able to reassemble and arrest Kang before he could do further harm.
What Do We Know So Far About Kang in the MCU?
Kang was technically first introduced to us at the end of the fittingly time-melting Loki (2021-), albeit Jonathan Majors’ character He Who Remains is really a different Conqueror. The Time Variance Authority that maintains the so-called “Sacred Timeline” was created by He Who Remains, who also created a timeline for himself where everything transpired in a certain order.He Who Remains explains to Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) that, before the Sacred Timeline was made, He Who Remains and many other versions of himself fought for dominance of the multiverse, resulting in innumerable deaths and the obliteration of whole dimensions. Despite coming out on top, He Who Remains, who is still basically human, has grown tired of being in charge of the multiverse and lets Sylvie kill him, fully aware that doing so will let Kang and his other variations loose over the multiverse.
On February 17, Kang the Conqueror will make his formal entrance into the MCU cosmos as the primary antagonist in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023). We’ll learn more about his role in the next film starring Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) at that time, but it’s already obvious that this Kang has a presence in the Quantum Realm and a lethal army to go with it.
Although Jonathan Majors’ involvement in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty as Kang the Conqueror has not yet been confirmed, it is reasonable to assume that he will. Majors has risen to fame in the acting industry after his breakthrough performance in Lovecraft County (2020), and Creed III will see him take on the role of the Rocky franchise’s upcoming adversary (2023). His potential as a huge villain makes the tease of what he’s capable of from Loki much more thrilling.
Only the first instalment of a two-part narrative, Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. Based on the renowned comic book series of the same name, the second instalment is titled Avengers: Secret Wars (2026). Even while there are technically two distinct comic book events with the same name, the next movie is anticipated to be a remake of the 2015 novel, which was so large-scale and ambitious that even ardent fans thought it was impossible to adapt. Despite this, Marvel will attempt the impossibility by releasing Secret Wars on the big screen on May 6, 2026, a year after The Kang Dynasty.