Having triumphantly returned to the San Diego Comic-Con by announcing the line-up of movies that will complete the Multiverse Saga, Marvel are quickly setting about assigning directors with the responsibility of helming these MCU milestones, and they’ve remained in-house with their first choice by giving Avengers: The Kang Dynasty to Shang-Chi director Destin Daniel Cretton.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Cretton, who steered Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings to a pandemic affected $432M worldwide gross, will have the task of assembling a new team of superheroes to take on the world in the first of their Phase 6 Avengers movies, Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.
The Kang in question is being played by The Last Black Man in San Francisco‘s Jonathan Majors, who was introduced as ‘He Who Remains’ in the Disney+ series Loki, and will be the main protagonist in Phase 5 launcher Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, although it’s unsure which version of the character will go head-to-head with whoever makes up the Avengers come 2025.
There’s a lot to happen between now and then; Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Nov 11), Quantumania (Feb 17, 2023), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (May 5, 2023), The Marvels (July 28, 2023), ( Blade (Nov 3, 2023), Captain America: New World Order (May 3, 2024), Thunderbolts (Jul 26, 2024), and Fantastic Four (Nov 8, 2024), along with a host of TV shows. That gives Cretton plenty of time to plan, as well as continue working on his undated Shang-Chi sequel.
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Avengers: The Kang Dynasty is set for release on May 5th 2025.