Destin Daniel Cretton, Director of Shang-Chi, Will Direct Avengers: The Kang Dynasty
Destin Daniel Cretton, the director behind the hit film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, is set to direct Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.
During this past weekend at San Diego Comic-Con 2022, Marvel Studios’ president, Kevin Feige, announced the multiple movies and TV shows that will kickstart Phase 5 and 6 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Feige also teased the audience with two Avenger movies that will be released in 2025. Avengers: The Kang Dynasty will be the first of the two, with it set to release in theaters on May 2, 2025. Avengers: Secret Wars will hit theaters a few months later on November 7, 2025.
After the success of Shang-Chi, Cretton signed a deal with Marvel to continue creating and directing movies for them. The 43-year-old director has a Shang-Chi sequel in the works, as well as a live-action series featuring Wonder Man which he will executive produce.
Marvel fans were ecstatic to hear the news that Cretton will be directing the upcoming Avengers film.
daniel destin cretton is directing kang dynasty ok now we know it’s gonna be awesome— gillian (@ahsokavaders) July 26, 2022
Avengers The Kang Dynasty about to deliver some banger action scene👌🏻👌🏻— Cris Parker (@3CFilmss) July 26, 2022
Avengers: The Kang Dynasty will be based on the comic book series Kang Dynasty written by Kurt Busiek. The comic book follows Kang the Conqueror, who returns from the future and wants to take over the entire Earth, while the Avengers try to stop him. Kang will be played by Jonathan Majors and was already briefly introduced in the Disney+ series Loki.
There is still no information about who will be writing Kang Dynasty or what superheroes would make up the Avengers roster. All fans know is that a new Avenger movie will be hitting movie theaters in May 2025.
While waiting for more information on Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, Marvel fans can watch more of Destin Daniel Cretton’s work like Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on Disney+ or Just Mercy on Netflix.
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