The Avengers | New film no longer called The Kang Dynasty

Avengers: The Kang Dynasty
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Following the fallout of Jonathan Majors’ conviction, Avengers: The Kang Dynasty is getting a new title.

In December last year, Jonathan Majors was convicted on harrassement and assault charges. The state of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is in the scheme of things the least important thing to be considering, but a few months hence and Marvel appear to be making some headway with its future plans.

Marvel fired Majors just hours after the conviction and is currently in the process of rewriting all films in which Majors was set to appear as the MCU’s next major villain Kang. It appears the plan for Kang now is that all future scripts “will now either minimise the character or excise him entirely”.

In other Marvel news, its “creative retooling”, as it’s calling it, is in full swing. It aims to give showrunners more creative control over future television shows, after reports of creative difficulties on Secret Invasion. Agatha is set to premiere on Disney+ this year.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “the first of the new Avengers movies, due out in 2026, was initially titled Avengers: The Kang Dynasty but will be getting a new title to remove the character’s name, though sources say that even before Majors’ conviction, the studio was making moves to minimize the character after Quantumania underperformed, grossing $476 million”.

Strikes affected many release dates, with Captain America: Brave New World pushed into 2025, while Blade is currently penciled in for November 2025 but, due to a plethora of production problems, will likely be pushed back.

More positive news for Marvel is that the recent Super Bowl trailer for Deadpool & Wolverine has become one of the most viewed trailers of all time, with 365 million views and counting. Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman reprise their roles, with Shawn Levy directing from a screenplay by Reynolds, Levy, Zeb Wells and regular writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. It will be released in UK cinemas on the 26th July.

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