World War Hulk Rumor Fuels Up As Avengers 5: The Kang Dynasty Reportedly Undergoing Title Change After Jonathan Majors Controversy

The possible title change of 'Avengers 5' may give way to 'World War Hulk' storyline.

World War Hulk Rumor Fuels Up As Avengers 5: The Kang Dynasty Reportedly Undergoing Title Change After Jonathan Majors Controversy

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  • 'Avengers: The Kang Dynasty' is reportedly getting a new title following Jonathan Majors' conviction.
  • The speculation on Mark Ruffalo's 'World War Hulk' gets more intense after 'Avengers 5' revision.
  • Doctor Doom from Fantastic Four is rumored to replace Kang the Conqueror as MCU's supervillain.
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Marvel Studios is now heading to a new direction after dropping Jonathan Majors from Avengers 5 due to his conviction for third-degree reckless assault and harassment. With that said, the studio is trying to clean up the mess by reworking the upcoming Avengers 5 and giving it a new title, scrapping any traces of Kang in the story.

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Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror | Ant-Man 3

The new plot remains a mystery, but this report only intensifies fans’ speculations that Mark Ruffalo’s World War Hulk may happen. In fact, this is the best opportunity to slide it in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Avengers 5 Gets Major Revamp – New Title And Story Coming Soon

An article from The Hollywood Reporter claimed that Marvel Studios is attempting to refocus its upcoming projects after the mess that is Jonathan Majors. He played Kang the Conqueror and was set to reprise the role in the upcoming Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. After dropping the actor, the studio started plotting a new direction and “was making moves to minimize the character after Quantumania underperformed.”

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Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror

It is worth noting that Marvel apparently wanted to “either minimize the character or excise him entirely” because of Ant-Man 3’s box office failure, and the actor’s controversy only encouraged the studio to overhaul the entire project.

In an interview with GQ, actor Mark Ruffalo expressed interest in doing a standalone Hulk film, which potentially could be World War Hulk, though he immediately exterminated fans’ hopes after claiming it would never get off the ground.

I’d love to do a standalone Hulk, I just don’t think that’s ever going to happen. It’s very expensive if you did a whole movie, which is why they use the Hulk so sparingly. I priced myself out!

Mark Ruffalo as Smart Hulk in Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Mark Ruffalo as Smart Hulk in Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Speaking at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the actor shared his conversation with Kevin Feige and revealed that they will still make use of the Hulk but not in a solo movie. With this statement, fans can expect that World War Hulk can be used as part of the story in Avengers 5.

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Kevin [Feige] was like, ‘What would you like to do?’ And he said, ‘What would you do if you had a standalone Hulk movie?’ I said, ‘Well, I’d like to take him from this raging maniac to kind of this integrated character.’ And he’s like, ‘Okay. We’ll do that over the course of four movies.’

Since Majors is now out of the picture and The Kang Dynasty seems already thrown into oblivion, there is a chance now for World War Hulk to happen. Still, Marvel Studios has yet to give an official announcement.

The MCU Might Get A New Supervillain

Doctor Doom Fantastic Four Villain
Doctor Doom from Fantastic Four

Avengers 5 is currently slated for a May 1, 2026 release, and hopefully, the title change won’t mean any delay since Marvel Studios is definitely reworking the story. Following Jonathan Majors’ arrest, it has been reported that the studio is re-shifting its focus from the villain Kang to Doctor Doom.

The main antagonist of the Fantastic Four franchise is yet to cast its actor, though this could also serve as a testament that Kang the Conqueror’s presence is now slowly fading away from the MCU.

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Written by Ariane Cruz

Articles Published: 2029

Ariane Cruz, Senior Content Writer. She has been contributing articles for FandomWire since 2021, mostly covering stories about geek pop culture. With a degree in Communication Arts, she has an in-depth knowledge of print and broadcast journalism. Her other works can also be seen on Screen Rant and CBR.