Avengers: The Kang Dynastythe next chapter dedicated to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, will be released in May 2025 and has an official scriptwriter: according to Deadline, Jeff Loveness will write the long-awaited cinecomic. Famous for writing numerous episodes of Rick & MortyLoveness has already written the script for Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumaniadirectly connected with Avengers 5.
The third chapter of Ant-Man, on the other hand, is the first film of Phase 5 and will be released on February 15, 2023 in Italian cinemas. We also remember that Destin Daniel Cretton (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings) will be the director of The Kang Dynastywhich will close the Multiverse Saga along with Secret Wars, whose authors have not yet been disclosed. Until then the Avengers probably won’t exist, according to Kevin Feige:
“You know, one thing about the Captain America movie is that there is currently a world without the Avengers. Sam Wilson finds himself in the role of Cap at a time when there is no Avengers organization. But just because there isn’t an Avengers organization doesn’t mean there isn’t a superhero group in the MCU. Not a group, perhaps, like The Avengers, but there is a group and they are called Thunderbolts. “.
After the events of Endgame and the disappearances of Steve Rogers, Tony Stark and Natasha Romanoff, the Avengers have not yet officially reunited, as in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings we only talk about occasional encounters; in the other Phase 4 series and films the Mightiest Heroes on Earth are only mentioned. The Thunderbolts could become the new atypical group of heroes of the MCU until the 2025 crossover, which will see them fight together or even against.
On July 26, 2024, the film dedicated to the group composed of anti-heroes and former supervillains will be released, in which characters will be added who will be introduced during Phase 5 of the MCU. The cast for now includes Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes), David Harbor (Red Guardian), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Valentina Allegra De Fontaine), Wyatt Russell (US Agent), Hannah Dominique E. John-Kamen (Ghost), Olga Kurylenko (Taskmaster), Florence Pugh (Yelena Belova).
Will another Avengers leave the group?
Rudy Rhodes aka War Machine will star in Armor Wars and will also participate in Secret Invasion, as seen at D23 Expo. The fact that he is no longer under contract with Marvel Studios does not mean that he will abandon the franchise. Already a few years ago Don Cheadle had pointed out that his contract with Marvel Studios was related to six filmsconcluded with Avengers: Endgamewhile acknowledging Rhodes’ later appearances. Speaking with Variety, Don Cheadle confirmed that he is no longer under contract with Marvel Studios: “I’ve finished my contracted years with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so now, if I’m presented with something funny, I can accept it …”.
With the evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the end of the Infinity Saga, the relations between the production and the actors will certainly change.: after the farewell of several actors of the historical Avengers, it is easier for fewer ten-year contracts to be proposed and for Marvel Studios to aim at a freer management of relations with the cast. This does not necessarily mean an exclusion of characters only for the termination of the contracts of the interpreters, but a freer way to manage this relationship, as probably will happen with Don Cheadle.