It looks like the first Avengers director has been found in a Marvel veteran. According to a new piece by The Hollywood Reporter to continue the San Diego Comic-Con hype, it turns out that they already found their director for Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. Destin Daniel Cretton, who directed the much loved Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is currently set to direct the upcoming first entry of a two-part Avengers film to round out Phase 6 and the Multiverse Saga. It’s currently set to release on May 2nd, 2025.
It’s certainly a highlight of his skill if Marvel Studios sees him as the one to follow up the monolith that was Avengers: Endgame. It’s unclear if they are going to have him also join Secret Wars, but that seems unrealistic given that there is no one-year break in-between films. It may be a plan to have both films simultaneously so actors can jump from one project to the next with the number of potential characters set to appear.
As the name implies, the film will focus on Jonathan Major’s villainous turn as Kang the Conqueror. After first making an appearance in Loki, he’ll be the main antagonist in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania with many more appearances potentially teased in the future. They have already gathered a talented pool of new directors for their upcoming projects such as Blade‘s Bassam Tariq, Captain America: New World Order‘s Julius Onah, and Thunderbolts‘ Jake Schreier. So, it’s nice to see another familiar face return, especially with the Russo Bros. constantly teasing how they’d approach a film of this scope.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter