Destin Daniel Cretton departs as director on ‘Avengers: The Kang Dynasty’

The movie was supposed to be Cretton’s second Marvel project after he delivered a blockbuster with 2021’s ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’

November 16, 2023 01:08 pm | Updated 02:42 pm IST

Director Destin Daniel Cretton arrives for the world premiere of Marvel’s ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’

Director Destin Daniel Cretton arrives for the world premiere of Marvel’s ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ | Photo Credit: VALERIE MACON

Filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton is no longer attached as the director of Marvel Studios' much-anticipated next Avengers movie.

Titled Avengers: Kang Dynasty, the movie was supposed to be Cretton's second Marvel project after he delivered a blockbuster with 2021's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

According to entertainment news outlet Variety, the filmmaker exited the project on amicable terms as he remains on board to direct the sequel to Shang-Chi.

Cretton is also working on the Disney+ series Wonder Man for Marvel Studios. He will serve as the director and executive of the project, which was shut down by the writers and actors strike in Hollywood but will soon resume its filming.

Avengers: Kang Dynasty, the sequel to the 2019 blockbuster Avengers: Endgame, will focus on Kang, Marvel Cinematic Universe’s new main villain essayed by Jonathan Majors.

The movie is scheduled to come out in the US on May 1, 2026, and will be followed by Avengers: Secret Wars on May 7, 2027. The two Avenger movies will bring down the curtain on Phase 6 of the MCU.

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