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Shang-Chi Filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton To Direct Avengers: The Kang Dynasty

Avengers: The Kang Dynasty is the first of two Avengers movies coming out in 2025. 

Shang-Chi Filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton To Direct Avengers: The Kang Dynasty

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings director Destin Daniel Cretton has been tapped to helm Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.


Marvel president Kevin Feige revealed at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend that the Avengers would be reassembling for two new movies in 2025 — Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, in cinemas in May 2 2025, and Avengers: Secret Wars, due six months later on Nov 7, 2025.


The two films will mark the conclusion of Phase 6 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), aka The Multi-Verse Saga.  


Cretton is well-established at Marvel after helming Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and now has an overall deal with the studio. He is working together with writer-producer Andrew Guest on a live-action series featuring Wonder Man that he will executive produce and possibly direct episodes. Cretton is also working on a Shang-Chi sequel.


It is not yet clear who will feature in the movie or who is writing the script but it is clear that the big bad, Kang the Conqueror, will be played by Jonathan Majors. Before that Kang will bow out in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, launching February 2023, which will mark the launch of Phase 5 of the MCU. A variation of Kang first appeared in the Disney+ series Loki.

Phase 4 will come to a close with the release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in November and Marvel have been hiring directors for its next batch of superhero blockbusters.


Bassam Tariq is helming Blade', which is starring Mahershala Ali and is slated for a November 2023 release, while Julius Onah is directing Captain America: New World Order which will see Anthony Mackie in the title role when it hits cinemas in May 2024.

Jake Schreier will bring Phase 5 to an end with Thunderbolts which is scheduled for release in July 2024.

No word on who'll shepherd Avengers: Secret Wars. Expect more announcements in the coming weeks leading to D23, the ultimate Disney fan event held from Sept 9-11 at Anaheim Convention Centre in California. —  BANG SHOWBIZ

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