While Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been a blast for many, the studio’s most recent endeavors have left some fans scratching their heads as to where it’s all going. Fans want to know when the Avengers will reunite after the emotional highs of Infinity War and Endgame.
There has been talk of a Secret Wars film for some time, with experienced MCU directors the Russo Brothers even expressing an interest in directing the movie. Another Thanos-level threat appears to be Kang the Conqueror, played by Jonathan Majors, but Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and the rest of the MCU hierarchy have yet to make any official pronouncements about it.
Fans have finally been given the titles of two new Avengers flicks, and they include some famous names, after a long wait of anticipation.
Avengers Secret Wars: Release Date
Production on all the announced Marvel movies will begin sometime in the next year, with a Dark Avengers and Young Avengers movie or series expected to debut before Secret Wars.
It has been widely speculated that the next Avengers 5 film will be an adaptation of Secret Wars, with characters like Wolverine and Doctor Doom perhaps involved, and the finale of Spider-Man: No Way Home strongly hinting at the appearance of Peter Parker’s Venom suit.
It has been revealed that Secret Wars will be released on November 7, 2025, as a follow-up to the first film. Marvel Studios revealed at SDCC that Phase 4 will conclude with She-Hulk: Attorney at Law and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, even if Avengers: Secret Wars is still several years away.
As a result, the MCU will increase speed as the pieces begin to fit together. The full Phase 5 plan was recently unveiled by Marvel Studios, which includes a new Daredevil series, Blade, and Thunderbolts.
Who Will Be the Cast Members?
For Avengers: Secret Wars and its predecessor The Kang Dynasty, Marvel Studios has yet to confirm a single cast member. For example, if Kang The Conquerer is not defeated at the end of the first film, Jonathan Majors is likely to reprise his role as the time-traveling villain in both films.
There is a good chance that all of the major Avengers characters will appear in some capacity, such as Captain America (Anthony Mackie) as well as Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), and Thor (Chris Hemsworth).
It’s also likely that these films will introduce new Disney Plus characters from Marvel, such as Moon Knight (Oscar Isaac) and She-Hulk (Tatiana Maslany), to the big screen for the first time.
Finally, being the final chapter of what has been dubbed “The Multiverse Saga,” we can’t rule out the possibility of appearances from other Marvel properties, such as Fox’s X-Men and Sony’s Spider-Man.
What Will Be the Storyline of Secret Wars?
The name “Secret Wars” might have frightened longtime Marvel fans. The film is based on two separate comics: Jim Shooter’s 1984-1985 Marvel Super Hero Secret Wars and Jonathan Hickman’s 2015 Secret Wars.
Both events take place on Battleworld, a planet where characters from across the Marvel multiverse have converged to form one cohesive whole. Both titles aim to bring together as many Marvel characters as possible in a single story arc.
It was in 1984-85 that a cosmic entity known only as the Beyonder kidnapped Marvel’s many superheroes and villains and forced them to fight on Battleworld, an alien-stocked battlefield.
However, this year’s Secret Wars was unique. As part of the 2015 Secret Wars event, Marvel established “incursions”—catastrophic occurrences in which two worlds collide—to integrate its mainstream canon with the “Ultimate Marvel” universe.
There have been several hints to Secret Wars throughout Phase 4 of the MCU’s development. Marvel’s preoccupation with the multiverse has resulted in incursions being well-known phenomena, allowing the studio to use characters previously unavailable because they were controlled by rival companies.
Reed Richards, represented by John Krasinski in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, gave a lecture to MCU audiences about incursions. Tom Hardy‘s cameo as Eddie Brock/Venom in Spider-Man: No Way Home was another key clue to Secret Wars.
Just before the movie goes dark, Eddie takes a sample of the alien symbiote with him and leaves it behind at a Mexican bar. For an extraterrestrial sentient goo, the travel from Mexico City to New York City to infect Peter Parker is a walk in the park.
Spider-famous Man’s black outfit was first given to him by the symbiote during the 84-85 Secret Wars, as Marvel Comics fans know. Mystery Wars is no longer a secret as Marvel’s plans for the future of the MCU Phase 5 were unveiled at Comic-Con.