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Marvel Studio taps Destin Daniel Cretton to direct Avengers: The Kang Dynasty

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 01: Destin Daniel Cretton attends the U.S.-Asia Entertainment Summit at Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on November 01, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Asia Society Southern California)

By: ShelbinMS

Destin Daniel Cretton, who helmed last year’s Marvel hit Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has been roped in by the studio to direct Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.

The announcement comes days after studio head Kevin Feige announced two new Avengers films, the other being Secret Wars, at the San Diego Comic-Con.

According to Deadline, Marvel Studios will now look to add a writer to the project as meetings are currently underway.

The film, a sequel to the 2019 blockbuster hit Avengers: Endgame, will focus on Kang, Marvel Cinematic Universe’s new main villain to be played by Jonathan Majors.

Destin Daniel Cretton, also known for films such as Short Term 12 and Just Mercy, has an overall deal with Marvel that he signed post-Shang-Chi success. He is also working on a sequel to Shang-Chi.

Avengers: The Kang Dynasty is slated to be released on May 2, 2025, with Secret Wars arriving on November 7, 2025.

The two Avenger movies will bring down the curtain on Phase 6 of the MCU. The November release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will wrap up Phase 4.

Marvel has also confirmed that Bassam Tariq is directing Blade, Julius Onah is directing Captain America: New World Order with Anthony Mackie in the title role, and Jake Schreier is directing Thunderbolts.


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