The next avengers 5officially titled Avengers: The Kang Dynastywill not be directed by the Russo Brothers, but by another Marvel director.
The recent San Diego Comic-Con was an opportunity for Marvel to make new announcements regarding Phases 5 and 6 of the Expanded Universe and more generally the new Multiverse saga. In addition to various release dates and trailers, including that of Black Panther: Wakanda Foreverthe studio mostly announced the development of two new films avengers after Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame who concluded the Infinity saga.
The fifth installment of the MCU’s superhero reunion will be called Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and will be released in May 2025, just six months before the franchise’s sixth film hits theaters. Avengers: Secret Wars. No other details were released during the convention, but according to The Hollywood ReporterMarvel has already chosen the replacement for brothers Joe and Anthony Russo who made the last two avengers dated, but also Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War.
The director selected is therefore Destin Daniel Cretton (The Way of Justice, States of Grace), who recently joined the Marvel stable with Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and is also expected to direct the sequel with Simu Liu. On the other hand, no screenwriter is yet attached to the project and nothing has been announced for Avengers: Secret Wars. The films having to be released a few months apart with logically the same cast (more or less), Destin Daniel Cretton could also go behind the camera to Secret Wars and earn even more stripes.
Shang-Chi 2 will have to wait
For their part, the Russo brothers have shielded their agenda since Endgame. The duo crossed paths with several Avengers while making the drama Cherry with Tom Holland and the recent action movie The Gray Man with Chris Evans. They also wrote the script for Tyler Rake with Chris Hemsworth in addition to participating in the production. After recharging for Tyler Rake 2they will be attached to the spy series Citadel with Richard Madden, Stanley Tucci and Priyanka Chopra Jonas.
The next Phase 4 film will be Black Panther: Wakanda Foreveron November 9 in French cinemas.