Is ‘Avengers 5’ Officially Happening After ‘Endgame’?

Avengers: Endgame marked the conclusion of Marvel’s infinity stone journey and saw the exit of more than one fan favorite. While Endgame was a finale of sorts, Marvel still has big plans for the future of the MCU. The studio is looking forward to the release of Spider-Man: Far From Home next month, which will conclude phase 3, along with a slew of other films that are in the works. While nothing official has been confirmed, some inside sources claim that Marvel is also working on Avengers 5.

Brie Larson attends the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Endgame'
Brie Larson attends the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios’ ‘Avengers: Endgame’ | Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney

Is ‘Avengers 5’ officially happening?

There still has not been an official word on the next Avengers movie, but an inside source says that Marvel is already kicking around a few ideas. The source, who claims to be close to the project, revealed that Marvel is planning on releasing another ensemble with our favorite superheroes.

The release date is believed to be the summer of 2022, which means producers are probably only a few months away from getting something off the ground.

That said, Marvel has not said anything about continuing the Avengers franchise. According to We Got This Covered, there is a chance that Kevin Feige will announce something during San Diego Comic-Con, though exactly what is revealed at this time remains to be seen.

Whatever happens, we know that several characters will not be involved in the action moving forward, including Black Widow, Iron Man, and Captain America.

New Avengers will feature a new cast

With a lot of the old guard now gone, the next Avengers movie will likely feature a completely different cast of superheroes. Most people expect Captain Marvel to lead the new group, and there has been talk that Feige is working on a Dark Avengers or a Young Avengers storyline. Either way, we can expect new characters to take the spotlight, which is definitely a good thing.

Given the success of the Avengers franchise, it is unlikely that Disney will abandon the concept moving forward. If anything, we should expect more teaming up as Marvel gets ready to enter phase 4 of its grand scheme. Exactly what that looks like, of course, is anyone’s guess.

Apart from Captain Marvel, there were several characters who survived the war with Thanos and will likely play a part in the next movie. Marvel will also be introducing new characters in the next phase, many of whom will also be incorporated into the ensemble.

What other Marvel movies are in the works?

Aside from Avengers, Marvel is working on a number of different superhero flicks in the coming years. So far, this includes sequels to Doctor Strange and Black Panther, plus a solo Black Widow movie.

Little is known about the Doctor Strange and Black Panther movies and how they will fit into the next phase of the MCU. We can only hope to learn more at San Diego Comic-Con, though it is unclear how much has been developed.

Black Widow’s solo outing is also shrouded in mystery. As fans are well aware, Black Widow died in Endgame so that the team could obtain the soul stone. At no point in the movie was Black Widow brought back to life, which means the movie will likely be set in her past.

Exactly when, of course, is yet to be seen, but it will be interesting to see how they tie her story in with the rest of the franchise. Beyond those three films, we also know that the studio is working on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, though they have been keeping the details tightly under wraps.

Sadly, there are quite a few characters that we know will not be a part of the next Avengers movie. This includes Iron Man and Black Widow, both of whom met their demise in Endgame.

Captain America’s storyline also reached an end after the team successfully took down Thanos in Avengers: Endgame. After traveling back in time to return the stones, Cap decided to remain in the past and live the life he had always wanted.