Marvel Studios has hired a familiar face to direct Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Destin Daniel Cretton, who helmed 2021’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, has signed on to direct Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.
Cretton has an overall deal with Marvel that he signed following Shang-Chi’s critical and box office success. He is currently developing a live-action Wonder Man series and is also working on a Shang-Chi sequel
No word yet on who is writing The Kang Dynasty, but fingers crossed Marvel brings back Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely who have written six Marvel Cinematic Universe films so far (the Captain America trilogy, Thor: The Dark World, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame).
Joss Whedon directed the first two Avengers films while the Russo Brothers handled Infinity War and Endgame. The Russos seemed pretty interested in coming back to direct Secret Wars, but Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said the filmmaking siblings were not attached to the upcoming project at San Diego Comic-Con.
Avengers: The Kang Dynasty opens in theaters on May 2, 2025.
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