‘Avengers: Kang Dynasty’ Is Referred to as ‘Avengers 5’ Following Majors’ Departure From the MCU

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In 2023, the MCU and Marvel Studios faced a series of setbacks. The anticipated project, ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,’ intended to introduce Kang the Conqueror as a new villain, encountered a major disappointment. To worsen matters, shortly after the blockbuster’s release, the actor portraying the pivotal villain was arrested.

According to the charges, Jonathan Majors allegedly assaulted the victim, inflicting pain, a laceration behind her ear, and bruising on her neck, along with a broken finger. Despite his legal team’s swift denial, the case persisted. While Disney cautiously considered their decision, rumors circulated about recasting, the potential replacement of Kang by Doom, and the scrapping of ‘Kang Dynasty.’

Recent news revealed Majors’ guilty verdict for third-degree assault and harassment, carrying a possible one-year jail sentence. Marvel Studios promptly announced Majors’ exit from the MCU, raising questions about the future of planned movies. With limited options, Marvel Studios may choose to recast Kang the Conqueror, given the character’s Multiverse variations. However, complications arise from alleged contractual clauses restricting the portrayal of Kang to Majors in MCU projects.

The alternative approach involves restructuring the film, minimizing Kang’s presence, and gradually introducing a new antagonist—a direction the studio appears to be embracing. As reported by THR, ‘Kang Dynasty’ undergoes a name change to ‘Avengers 5,’ reflecting the studio’s swift distancing from Jonathan Majors.


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It’s reasonable to assume the studio anticipated such a scenario, explaining the earlier speculation about the movie’s overhaul or potential abandonment. With the prolonged speculation about Majors’ status now settled, MCU enthusiasts can anticipate a significantly altered trajectory in the upcoming phases.

What are your thoughts? Who could step in for Majors? Share your opinions in the comments below!

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