After revealing a slate of films into 2026, Marvel has announced they have already picked a director for “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty,” which will debut in 2025.
Picked to helm the film is Destin Daniel Cretton, who directed 2021’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” and who inked an exclusive multi-year overall deal last year with Disney to produce content for Marvel Studios and Hulu’s Onyx Collective.
“Destin is an amazing collaborator who brought a unique perspective and skill to ‘Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings.’ We had a fantastic time working together on the film and he has so many intriguing ideas for stories to bring to life on Disney+, so we’re thrilled to expand our relationship with him and can’t wait to get started,” said Kevin Feige, president and chief creative officer of Marvel Studios, in a press release about that deal.
Cretton already has “American Born Chinese,” an action-comedy based on the 2006 graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang, coming to Disney+ from Disney Branded Television/20th Television.
He is also rumored to be attached to a “Wonder Man” series for Marvel, plus a “Shang-Chi” sequel.
Set to debut May 2, 2025, this will be the first Avengers team-up since “Avengers: Endgame,” and will be one of the Phase 6 pinnacle movies.
From the title, the antagonist will be Kang the Conqueror (played by Jonathan Majors), who appears in the upcoming “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania” movie.
The character first appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as his variant, He Who Remains, in the first season of “Loki.”
More to Come
Hopefully we’ll hear a lot more about all of these Marvel projects at the upcoming D23 Expo in September. I’ll be bringing you the news as they release it.