‘Avengers: Secret Wars’ – What We Know About the Plot, Cast, and Release Date

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The MCU has numerous projects slated for release in 2024, 2025, and beyond. While various movies are currently in production, none are as highly anticipated as ‘Avengers 5’ and ‘Avengers: Secret Wars,’ which are expected to uphold the tradition of epic crossovers in the MCU.

Although ‘Avengers: Secret Wars’ is still a long way off from its release, limited information is available aside from the rumored release date. Nonetheless, we’ve compiled all the rumors into one convenient guide to provide you with the latest insights.

There are strong rumors suggesting that ‘Avengers: Secret Wars’ will initiate a reboot of the current MCU

The sixth Avengers title takes cues from the ‘Secret Wars’ comic storylines of 1984 and 2015, with a focus on the latter’s exploration of the multiverse. In the MCU, clues from Kang in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” hint at a parallel multiversal conflict, echoing the clash of universes depicted in the comics, potentially orchestrated by Kang. This may result in a catastrophic event akin to the comics, leading to inter-reality battles among heroes in a “Battleworld” arena.

You’ve likely observed that the MCU is bustling with characters. ‘Secret Wars’ presents a solution to this, offering a chance to streamline the roster of superheroes. However, this hinges on Kang remaining the central antagonist for the upcoming phases. It’s uncertain whether Marvel Studios will retain Kang or opt to recast the character, particularly following Jonathan Majors’ legal issues.

Lately, there have been rumors suggesting that Beyonder could be the primary antagonist in the upcoming movie, aligning well with the comic storyline.

There isn’t much information available about the cast of ‘Secret Wars’ yet

As of now, the IMDB page for the upcoming project only lists a few cast members:

  1. Benedict Wong as Wong
  2. Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson
  3. Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams
  4. Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez
  5. Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel

It’s probable that all these characters will indeed feature in the movie, considering their ties to the Multiverse, except for Sam Wilson and Riri. We can also anticipate Doctor Strange’s appearance due to his connection with America Chavez. Beyond that, it’s all speculation.

Previously, there were rumors circulating that Hugh Jackman might have a significant role in ‘Secret Wars’ as Wolverine, naturally.

‘Secret Wars’ is anticipated to be released in 2027

In July 2022, Marvel Studios filed trademarks for ‘Avengers: Secret Wars’, with Kevin Feige officially confirming the film’s development at San Diego Comic-Con. Originally set for a November 2025 release, Michael Waldron was announced as the scriptwriter in October 2022. However, the release date was postponed to May 1, 2026. Later, in June 2023, it was delayed again to May 7, 2027.

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