The fifth Avengers film, “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty,” has found a director, as have numerous other films in Marvel’s Phase 5 and 6.
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton will direct “The Kang Dynasty,” a Marvel spokesperson confirmed.
Additionally, Marvel has set several other directors on the various Phase 5 projects dated and announced at Comic-Con over the weekend. Directing “Blade” is “Mogul Mowgli” filmmaker Bassam Tariq. Julius Onah (“Luce”) is directing “Captain America: New World Order.” And Jake Schreier (“Paper Towns”) is directing “Thunderbolts.”
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As of yet, it’s unclear who is writing “The Kang Dynasty” or who would be directing the follow-up Avengers movie, “Avengers: Secret Wars, which is hitting theaters Nov. 7, 2025, after “Kang” debuts on May 2, 2025.
Kang (pictured above) is played by Jonathan Majors, who was first introduced in a different form in the first season of “Loki.” But he’ll make his formal debut in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” which opens in theaters Feb. 17, 2023.
“Shang-Chi” released in September of last year and brought in $432 million worldwide.
Cretton is represented by WME, Pangea Media and Goodman Genow.
THR first reported the news.