Summary

  • Marvel hasn’t officially renamed Avengers: The Kang despite reports of a title change.
  • A new title for Avengers 5 may indicate a new direction for the MCU, which could explain why the title change hasn’t been decided or announced yet.
  • Marvel could announce a new Avengers 5 title and Multiverse Saga direction at events this year like SDCC or D23 to build anticipation.



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Since Jonathan Majors’ removal as Kang the Conqueror from the MCU, it’s been reported the title of Avengers: The Kang Dynasty will eventually change, but neither Disney nor Marvel Studios has made any change official. It was initially reported in December that Avengers 5 would have a new title, and was recently reported again by THR. Despite this, Marvel still hasn’t officially changed the title of Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. Of course, this doesn’t mean that Marvel isn’t planning to change the title, but they are likely waiting for the right time to announce it.


This wouldn’t be the first time an Avengers movie changed titles. Originally, Avengers: Endgame was announced as Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2. However, changing the name of Avengers: The Kang Dynasty may draw a bit more attentionto the current state of the MCU. There has been a lot of talk about superhero fatigue and a seemingly directionless MCU, so Marvel might want to lock down a new title for Avengers 5 before officially announcing the title change. This might also mean they are waiting to reveal a new direction for the entire MCU soon.

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Marvel Hasn’t Announced A New Title For Avengers 5 Yet

Avengers The Kang Dynasty Logo


Despite reports of a title change, Marvel is still sticking with the name Avengers: The Kang Dynasty for now. Disney is still using the Kang Dynasty title on their official slate of upcoming movies, which would indicate they have yet to make an official change. If they were definite about their plans to change the upcoming Avengers movie’s title, they might label it as Untitled Avengers 5 for the time being. This practice can be seen with some of Disney’s other upcoming releases that haven’t yet gotten official titles, such as Avatar 3.

Though there has been no official title change, it doesn’t mean Avengers: The Kang Dynasty isn’t getting reworked into something else. Disney will likely want to save the official announcement for a time when they have definite plan for the film. After all, going from something specific like The Kang Dynasty to Avengers 5 could cause concern surrounding the state of the project. Marvel will likely want a definite new title and an exciting way to announce it, so it doesn’t look like they’re scrambling to redirect the MCU.


When Marvel Could Announce Their New Avengers 5 Plans

Usually, Marvel saves announcements for their panels at big events. One natural place for Marvel Studios to announce a new title for Avengers: The Kang Dynasty could be at San Diego Comic-Con 2024, July 25-28. Marvel usually has a big panel covering their upcoming projects. A Hall H panel is where things like the slate for upcoming Phases are usually shown as well. Marvel’s SDCC panel will likely also include other big reveals for the MCU. It’s possible Marvel could announce a new major villain like Doctor Doom or the Dark Avengers. Avengers 5‘s title could then be made to fit this new direction.


If Marvel needs a little bit of extra time to lock down a plan, they could also introduce a new Avengers 5 title at Disney’s D23 Expo, August 9-11. Marvel has previously previewed films such as Black Panther: Wakanda Forever at D23, so it is possible they could make an announcement regarding the new title for Avengers 5. This would also allow Marvel to space out big announcements across both SDCC and D23, which would build more anticipation for Disney’s own convention.

Why Avengers 5 Is Getting A New Title

Jonathan Majors as Centurion with the Council of Kangs in Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania

Marvel has more than enough reason to want to distance themselves from Kang the Conqueror and the original title for Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. Following the underwhelming response to Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Marvel was reportedly already considering changing directions and minimizing Kang’s role in the MCU. This makes sense, after all, since Thanos would likely have had less of an impact in Avengers: Infinity War if he had already been taken down by two low-power Avengers in a solo film. Of course, in-universe reasons aren’t the only issue with Kang.


Avengers: The Kang Dynasty

Director
Destin Daniel Cretton

Release Date
May 1, 2026

Studio(s)
Marvel Studios

Writers
Michael Waldron

Following his conviction, Kang actor Jonathan Majors was fired by Marvel. This leaves the studio in the position of having to either recast the character who was meant to be the new major villain or move away from him altogether. However, recasting Kang may keep Majors’ previous MCU work in the conversation for longer, something Marvel likely wants to distance themselves from. It would be a smoother transition for Marvel to simply pivot away from using Kang as the main villain. This would mean Avengers 5 will need to be called something besides Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.

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