Shang-Chi Director will take on Avengers: The Kang Dynasty

Avengers: The Kang Dynasty

The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop that Destin Daniel Cretton will direct Marvel‘s Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. Cretton previously directed Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings for the film studio.

After that film Cretton signed an overall deal with Marvel. He is currently developing a series with Andrew Guest focused on Wonder Man. There’s also the Shang-Chi sequel that’s in the works.

The writer(s) for Avengers: The Kang Dynasty have not been revealed but the film will help close out Phase 6 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s expected to arrive May 2, 2025 and will be followed by Avengers: Secret Wars on November 7, 2025.

The seeds for the film are being laid out now as a version of the character debuted in Loki and being played by Jonathan Majors. He will next appear in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania which is out February 17, 2023. That film launches Phase 5. The version in Ant-Man is different than the one in Loki as there’s multiple versions of the character.

Also revealed is that Bassam Tariq will be directing Blade which is scheduled for November 3, 2023; Julius Onah is directing Captain America: New World Order which is scheduled for May 3, 2024; and Jake Schreier is directing Thunderbolts which is the last film of Phase 5 and comes out July 26, 2024.