- Director Destin Daniel Cretton has stepped down from helming Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, but it is an amicable departure as he continues to work on other Marvel projects.
- There have been reports that Marvel Studios may be moving away from Kang as the main antagonist of the Multiverse Saga due to the legal problems of actor Jonathan Majors and the lukewarm reception of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
- There are currently no candidates reported for the directing gig on Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, and Marvel Studios may be waiting for the results of Majors’ trial before making any decisions about how to proceed.
The overhaul within the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues as Avengers: The Kang Dynasty has lost its director. Despite the setup for Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, the highly anticipated Phase 6 movie is in a weird state of flux. There have been reports about Marvel Studios potentially moving away from Kang as the big bad of the Multiverse Saga as the MCU wraps up its 2023 run of movies and TV shows.
Deadline reports that Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings director Destin Daniel Cretton, who was set to helm Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, has officially stepped down from helming the Phase 6 movie. However, the departure is being described as amicable as he is continuing to work on the Wonder Man TV show for Marvel Studios and Disney+ while still developing Shang-Chi 2. The trade also mentions that Cretton is already “in talks with Marvel Studios about directing future movies,” although no specific titles were referenced. At the time of this story’s publication, Marvel Studios has yet to make a statement.
What’s Going On With Avengers 5
This year has seen several challenges for the MCU as they attempt to flesh out the Multiverse Saga. For much of 2023, the Writers Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA strikes caused multiple delays, including various MCU movies and TV shows, with Avengers: The Kang Dynasty not able to move forward. However, while the Hollywood strikes may be over now, there is a bigger issue going on with Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, and that is the antagonist himself.
Since his arrest in March, Jonathan Majors has been dealing with allegations of assault and harassment, with his trial set to start later this month. That has put Marvel Studios in a tough spot, which led to reports that they were considering moving away from Kang in light of Majors’ legal problems and the lukewarm reception of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Whether Avengers: The Kang Dyansty will replace Kang with a different villain or recast the character himself is unclear.
There are currently no reported candidates for the Avengers: The Kang Dynasty directing gig.
Time will tell if Avengers: The Kang Dynasty replaces Majors with a new actor as Kang as Marvel Studios is likely waiting to see the results of his trial. Needless to say, it will be interesting to see how Marvel Studios is going to deal with this entire situation as the Multiverse Saga has continued to be hit and miss. Hopefully, Marvel Studios will find a new director for Avengers: The Kang Dynasty sooner rather than later.