According to reports, Marvel Studios has hired Daniel Destin Cretton to direct the next Avengers film.
Cretton, who directed the 2021 Marvel film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, has signed on to lead production on Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, according to The Hollywood Reporter
With Marvel Studios also giving Cretton the director‘s chair for Avengers 5, the studio clearly believes the Just Mercy director will deliver another appropriately epic superhero film. Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, on the other hand, won’t hit theatres until May 2025; it’s part of Marvel’s Phase 6 plans, which were announced in January.
Marvel Studios has hired Daniel Destin
Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) will not be surprised by Cretton’s continued involvement.
Following his outstanding work on arguably the best Marvel Phase 4 film, the US filmmaker has agreed to a multi-project deal with Marvel Studios that will begin in December 2021. Cretton is rumoured to be returning to direct a Shang-Chi sequel.
It’s unclear whether Cretton will have dual roles in Avengers 5. Cretton co-wrote Shang-Chi with Dave Callaham (Ant-Man, Wonder Woman 1984), but there’s no word on whether Cretton will write and direct the upcoming Avengers film, according to MCU insider Charles Murphy
It’s also unclear whether Cretton will direct Avengers 6, also known as Secret Wars. The Russo brothers, who have directed four MCU films, including Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, have expressed a desire to adapt that comic series for the MCU on numerous occasions.
sequel to The Gray Man
However, the duo’s schedule is already jam-packed with other projects, including a sequel to The Gray Man, the latest hit Netflix movie.
If The Hollywood Reporter’s claim is correct, Cretton will have a very busy few years. In addition to Shang-Chi 2, the 44-year-old is said to be working on a Disney Plus series based on another underappreciated Marvel superhero, Wonder Man.