During Marvel’s San Diego Comic-Con panel, the studio revealed both Phase 5 and 6 of the MCU, with the latter capping out with two tentpole blockbusters: Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars. While Secret Wars has yet to find its director(s), Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings director Destin Daniel Cretton has been tapped to helm The Kang Dynasty.
As reported by Deadline, Cretton was approached by Marvel Studios to direct Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. While the role hasn’t been finalised yet, it seems like a sure deal. Marvel is also looking for writers to pen the screenplay as meetings are currently underway.
According to Marvel, Avengers: The Kang Dynasty is set to release on 2 May 2025 as part of Phase 6 of the MCU. This will be followed by Avengers: Secret Wars in the same year, arriving in cinemas on 7 November 2025.
Judging by the title of the film, we can assume it will focus on Kang the Conqueror, who was set up as a potential threat to the multiverse in the Disney+ TV series, Loki. Kang, played by Jonathan Majors, will also play a pivotal role in the upcoming Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania. Kang is being championed by the current MCU storyline as being a threat as great – if not greater – than Thanos, which certainly has fans and comic book readers excited.
Other than Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, Marvel is gearing up to release several new films in the ongoing multiverse saga of the MCU which includes Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, The Marvels, the aforementioned Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania, Blade, Fantastic Four and TV series like Secret Invasion, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law and Daredevil: Born Again, among many others.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings released in 2021 and while it was criticised for its by-the-numbers superhero origin plot, the visual effects, characters and action choreography were all praised.