Avengers: Secret Wars Is Rumored to Have a Massive Runtime

A new report reveals just how long Avengers: Secret Wars‘ runtime might be.

According to a new insider report by Jeff Sneider (TheInSneider) dated Dec. 20, Avengers: Secret Wars’ runtime is a massive five hours, so long that the reported plan is to split the story across two movies. This strengthens Marvel rumors from earlier this year, with the source now describing it as a “a giant five-hour movie with a year-long intermission.” This suggests that its current slated date of May 7, 2027, will be quickly followed by Avengers: Secret Wars (Part 2) in 2028. They would also quickly follow Avengers 5, which may no longer be called Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, which is slated for a May 1, 2026 release. As of now, this is just a rumor, and nothing has been confirmed officially by Marvel Studios, but it’s creating a lot of fan discussion online.

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— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) December 20, 2023

I am praying to god that we still get Avengers 5 as its own thing

They can’t just have Secret Wars be 5 hours with no Avengers movie before it, it will be an overly rushed mess https://t.co/Q5RxZxRwoo

— Mikedude (@Mikedude0) December 20, 2023

With Avengers: Secret Wars now estimated to be around 2.5 hours per film, this cuts rather close to the long Avengers: Endgame, giving ample time to fulfill the rumors of the MCU reboot sparked by comments surrounding Marvel boss, Kevin Feige. “Feige had to learn different lessons from the comics,” a passage from MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios reads. “How superheroes periodically needed to be rebooted, how to stop variants and spinoffs from spiraling out of control, how an annual mega-crossover event could unify a disparate line of characters.”

Jonathan Majors’ MCU Firing Might Further Affect the Avengers Sequels

Avengers: Secret Wars’ 2027 release date is only tentative, with prior industry conditions already resulting in its pushback from 2026. One of the biggest factors currently affecting Secret Wars is the recasting of Jonathan Majors, who played the important MCU antagonist Kang the Conqueror. Majors was found guilty of assault and harassment on Dec. 18, 2023, before being summarily fired by Marvel. While John Boyega is a popular fancast, the actor latest comments didn’t leave much room for optimism. TheInSneider also debunked any suggestions that Will Smith was in line for the role, calling them “Utter nonsense” in a recent X post. The Marvels’ star Iman Vellani has also shared her theory on Kang’s role in Secret Wars, providing a possible way that Majors could be seamlessly written out of the story.

As fans await more information on the plot of Secret Wars, a CBR feature argues The Marvels’ post-credit scene seemingly confirms a major crossover between the two biggest superhero teams. Loki writer Michael Waldron will write both Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Secret Wars.
Avengers: Secret Wars will be released on May 7, 2027.

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