Next Two ‘Avengers’ Films Titled ‘The Kang Dynasty’ & ‘Secret Wars’; Russo Brothers Will Not Direct | SDCC ‘22

The endgame is in sight.

At Marvel Studios‘ Hall H panel at 2022’s San Diego Comic-Con, Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios President, unveiled the titles of the next two Avengers movies.

Screenagers, The Multiverse Saga is building towards Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars. However, perhaps what is even more surprising is that both films will arrive within the same calendar year. The Kang Dynasty will open in theaters on May 2, 2025. Secret Wars follows on November 7, 2025.

Both Avengers films will be part of Phase 6 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which will kick off with Marvel’s Fantastic Four reboot film.

No cast or directors have been confirmed for either Avengers film. Joss Whedon directed 2012’s Marvel’s The Avengers and 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. The Russo Brothers directed 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War and 2019’s Avengers: Endgame. While fans, and the Russos themselves, would love to return as directors for Secret Wars, Feige confirmed to Deadline that they are not involved with the upcoming film. Here’s his quote:

“They’re not connected to it. They’ve been very direct about that. We love them, they love us. We want to find something to do together, it’s not this.”

Personally, I’m bummed out. The Russos know how to direct large ensemble casts. Fingers crossed that whoever Marvel hires to direct is as good as they are. (Maybe someone can see if Peter Jackson is finished making those Beatles documentaries and wants to make an actual blockbuster film again?)

Avengers: The Kang Dynasty opens in theaters on May 2, 2025. Secret Wars follows a few months later on November 7, 2025.

What do you think of the Avengers titles? Do you think Secret Wars will bring in some non-MCU Marvel actors to play variants of Daredevil, Hulk, Fantastic Four, etc.?

Author: Marmaduke Karlston

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