This past Saturday, Marvel unloaded the next few years’ worth of plans for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), including the full lineup of Phase 5 and even some of Phase 6. Collectively, Phases 4, 5, and 6 are the “Multiverse Saga,” and they will conclude with a new pair of Avengers movies, Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars. Today, THR reports that the director of Avengers: The Kang Dynasty will be Destin Daniel Cretton, who directed Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Cretton is also already confirmed to be directing Shang-Chi 2, in addition to various MCU Disney+ projects. This includes being an executive producer on a Wonder Man series in development. Marvel and Destin Daniel Cretton clearly have a strong relationship, and having Cretton be the director of Avengers: The Kang Dynasty feels like the cherry on top for him.
Avengers: Secret Wars has no announced director yet, (It won’t be the Russo Brothers.) but several other major upcoming Marvel films’ directors have been confirmed. Bassam Tariq will direct Blade, Julius Onah is directing Captain America: New World Order, and Jake Schreier is directing Thunderbolts. Casting details on any of these movies are difficult to come by though. Speculation is especially rampant about who may play the new Fantastic Four.