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Marvel Picks Destin Daniel Cretton to Direct ‘Avengers: The Kang Dynasty’

Avengers: The Kang Dynasty

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.

The Director

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.

Destin Daniel Cretton on Shang-Chi set

The Film

Avengers: The Kang Dynasty” was first announced during Marvel’s big Hall H presentation at San Diego Comic-Con, by Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios and chief creative officer of Marvel.

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.”

Jonathan Majors in 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.