- Marvel Studios may replace Kang the Conqueror with Doctor Doom as the primary villain in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.
- A fan poster imagines Cillian Murphy as Doctor Doom, pitted against iconic heroes in the Multiverse Saga.
- The departure of Jonathan Majors and other production changes for Avengers: The Kang Dynasty suggest significant reworking of the Phase 6 movie.
Since the storyline of Marvel Studios’ Avengers: The Kang Dynasty has been rumored to be changing, a new fan poster imagines Doctor Doom as the Phase 6 film’s new villain instead of Kang the Conqueror. In the wake of Thanos’ Avengers: Endgame defeat, Marvel Studios introduced Kang the Conqueror as the Multiverse Saga’s primary antagonist, but Jonathan Majors’ December 2023 conviction has thrown Kang the Conqueror’s MCU future into jeopardy. Speculation suggests the villain will either be recast with a new actor – allowing Avengers 5 to continue as planned – or be replaced with another iconic Marvel Comics foe, which creates the opportunity for Doctor Doom’s much-anticipated MCU debut.
Recent rumors have suggested that Marvel Studios will introduce Doctor Doom to the MCU to replace Kang the Conqueror, and recent changes to Avengers: The Kang Dynasty have supported this theory. Marvel Comics’ Doctor Doom has now been depicted in a stunning fan poster shared by Cosmosbuddy, pitting the fan-casted Cillian Murphy’s Doctor Doom against a range of iconic heroes in the MCU’s Multiverse Saga.
Doctor Doom is a villain regularly associated with the Fantastic Four in Marvel Comics, but his MCU debut could bring him to odds with Marvel Studios’ New Avengers team in Phase 6, with the new fan poster imagining the project’s retitle to The Doom Dynasty.
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What We Know About Avengers 5 Now
Avengers: The Kang Dynasty has undergone some major changes since Jonathan Majors was arrested on assault allegations in March 2023. While Marvel Studios neglected to provide an official comment on Majors’ status in the MCU before a final verdict was revealed in December 2023, Majors has now been fired from Marvel Studios due to his conviction on two misdemeanor counts of harassment and assault. Prior to this, director Destin Daniel Cretton and writer Jeff Loveness exited the production of Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, hinting at the project undergoing huge changes even before Majors’ conviction, but Marvel Studios hasn’t actually revealed anything new about the Phase 6 movie.
Kang the Conqueror and the Council of Kangs were billed as the major threats of Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, but since Marvel Studios is suspected to be moving away from Kang, it’s possible a new villain will take his place. A recent report by The Hollywood Reporter even suggests that Marvel Studios executives have been referring to the project as Avengers 5 internally, dropping The Kang Dynasty from the title completely, though this hasn’t been confirmed. Michael Waldron, who worked on Loki and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, is attached to Avengers: The Kang Dynasty as the new writer, so it’s possible new information will be revealed soon.