Avengers Secret Wars: Release date, cast, plot & more


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Avengers Secret Wars: Release date, cast, plot & more

Published: 2023-06-21T20:16:39  ❘   Updated: 2023-06-21T20:17:49Marvel

Here’s everything we know about Avengers: Secret Wars so far, from release date and trailer updates to cast and plot details.

It’s been more than three years since the biggest event in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Avengers Endgame, the epic conclusion to the Infinity Saga and one of the highest-grossing movies of all time.

Every Avengers movie has grossed more than $1 billion, but the next phases of the MCU have big shoes to fill. Whether they’ll recapture the same mania, theorizing, and emotional investment remains to be seen.

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Avengers: Secret Wars, the second of two Avengers movies on the horizon, is in development, so here’s what we know so far, from its release date to whether there’s a trailer update, cast, and plot details.

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Secret Wars has been rumored for years.

Avengers Secret Wars release date: When is it coming out?

Avengers: Secret Wars is due for release on May 7, 2027.

Its release date was originally set for May 1, 2026, but this was pushed forward a year by Disney in June 2023 amid a slew of major changes to its movie schedule.

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It will be the second of two Avengers movies in Phase Six, coming after Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. It’s also the fifth movie confirmed for the MCU’s Phase Six, alongside Blade, Deadpool 3, and Fantastic Four.

Is there an Avengers Secret Wars trailer?

No, there isn’t a trailer for Avengers: Secret Wars at the time of writing.

As the movie has yet to enter production, nor has its preceding film, we’ll be waiting a while for any footage – but we’ll update this space upon a trailer being shared online.


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Avengers Secret Wars cast: Who’s in it?

Official cast details have yet to be shared, but there are some sensible predictions to be made. As it’s an Avengers movie, it’s safe to expect any of the following characters:

Anthony Mackie as Captain AmericaSebastian Stan as The Winter Soldier/White WolfTom Holland as Spider-ManMark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/The HulkChris Hemsworth as ThorJeremy Renner as HawkeyeDon Cheadle as War MachineBrie Larson as Carol Danvers/Captain MarvelPaul Rudd as Ant-ManBenedict Cumberbatch as Doctor StrangeBenedict Wong as WongElizabeth Olsen as Wanda MaximoffTom Hiddleston as LokiLetitia Wright as Shuri/Black PantherDanai Gurira as OkoyeSamuel L. Jackson as Nick FuryEvangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne/The WaspTessa Thompson as ValkyrieFlorence Pugh as Yelena BelovaTatiana Maslany as Jennifer Walters/She-HulkIman Vellani as Kamala Khan/Ms. MarvelTeyonah Parris as Monica RambeauOscar Isaac as Marc Spector/Steven Grant/Jake Lockley/Moon KnightHailee Steinfeld as Kate BishopGael García Bernal as Jack Russell/Werewolf by NightRyan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Deadpool

There’s a few question marks. Mainly, we don’t know who’ll be playing Doctor Doom in the MCU. We can expect it to be a big name, as he’s one of the most significant villains in Marvel history.

James Gunn also said Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be “the last time people will see this team of Guardians”, so it’s unclear if they will return.

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Finally, there’s also the worrying anticipation of Marvel finding a way to resurrect Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. as Steve Rogers and Tony Stark.

Avengers: Secret Wars has yet to find a director, but Loki and Doctor Strange 2 scribe Michael Waldron has been tapped to write the script. Some have speculated that Ryan Coogler could step in, while there’s still a chance the Russo Brothers could return.

Avengers Secret Wars plot: What is it about?

Now, there’s been a few Secret Wars storylines in the Marvel comics: there’s the original crossover that released between 1984 and 1985; there’s the sequel, Secret Wars II; there’s 2004’s Secret War, which isn’t connected to the first story whatsoever; there’s Beyond, a successor to the original series; and there’s the 2015 Secret Wars event.

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We’re not going to go into a lot of detail, but we’ll explain the original Secret Wars, as elements of that will likely make it into the movie adaptation.

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Secret Wars could be an even bigger event than the Infinity Saga.

In Secret Wars, a cosmic entity known as the Beyonder transports Earth’s mightiest heroes and villains to Battleworld, a planet created for one purpose: to let them fight. “I am from beyond! Slay your enemies and all that you desire shall be yours! Nothing you dream of is impossible for me to accomplish,” the Beyonder tells all those he kidnapped.

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In terms of the heroes, the following characters take part: Spider-Man, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Hawkeye, Iron Man, She-Hulk, Thor, the Wasp, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, and the X-Men.

There’s a wide assortment of villains too, but two are the most notable for the film: Kang the Conqueror, played by Jonathan Majors; and Doctor Doom, who’s yet to be be cast in the MCU.

Given Secret Wars follows on from The Kang Dynasty, it’s reasonable to suspect the latter film will end on the cliffhanger of everyone being transported to Battleworld just as all hope seems lost for the heroes. Let’s just hope Galactus doesn’t show up, too.

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That’s everything we know about Avengers: Secret Wars. In the meantime, check out our other superhero hubs below:

Shazam 2 | The Batman Part II | Joker 2 | Harley Quinn Season 4 | The Flash Season 9 | Deadpool 3 | Fantastic Four | Avengers: The Kang Dynasty | Marvel Zombies | The Marvels | Agatha: Coven of Chaos | Venom 3 | Daredevil: Born Again | Blade MCU | Captain America 4 | Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

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