The next Marvel Avengers movie will start filming next year according to star

The biggest question surrounding the Marvel Cinematic Universe is whether or not it can reclaim its thrown at the box office.
Robert Downey Jr. in The Avengers (2012) ©Marvel 2012
Robert Downey Jr. in The Avengers (2012) ©Marvel 2012 /

Not much is known about the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe other than what films will be produced and the order in which they will take place. What we do know is that the next "Avengers" film will start filming sometime in 2025, according to series star Benedict Cumberbatch.

Cumberbatch is set to reprise his role as Doctor Strange in the MCU, and in a video posted on YouTube, he talked about his upcoming projects, saying that he is looking forward to next year's Avengers shoot.

The Avengers films were fantastic for both the audiences and Disney. They brought the Marvel characters to life on the big screen and when the final two Avenger films, and subsequently the last, fans flocked to catch the films in theaters.

Since then, the next phases have dropped at the box office. Stymied by a pandemic, a writer's strike, and some not-so-great storytelling have kept Marvel from being at the top of the box office. Once a sure hit, it doesn't seem to be so anymore.

Disney is hoping that another ensemble event film will change that. Details are under wraps but we at least know that Doctor Strange will be a part of the film. Marvel has a new Blade film that will release prior to the next Avengers movie as well as The Fantastic Four and The Thunderbolts but it is unclear how any of them will factor into the next big film.

The most recent entries, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and Captain Marvel 2, did not succeed as Disney had hoped. The Ant-Man franchise as a standalone is likely dead at this point and we can't expect much more from Captain Marvel outside of an ensemble film either after the last movie.