It was recently reported that Avengers: The Kang Dynasty lost writer Jeff Loveness. Now a new report reveals that the upcoming Marvel movie has also lost its director, Destin Daniel Cretton.
As revealed via Deadline, “Destin Daniel Cretton has decided to step away as director of Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Kang Dynasty to focus on his other Marvel projects.” It’s been described as an “amicable exit” as he “remains fully in the Marvel Studios family.”
Indeed, while Cretton is no longer involved with Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, it’s far from a departure from Marvel. He’s said to be working on the upcoming Disney Plus series Wonder Man, which will be released under the new Marvel Spotlight banner. Additionally, he’s set to direct a sequel to Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
The publication notes that the first Shang-Chi film “is the highest grossing AAPI superhero movie ever and also owns the record opening over the 4-day Labor Day holiday weekend with $94.6M stateside.” It’s no surprise, then, that Marvel Studios wants a sequel to the hit film.
As such, we’ll have to see what this means for Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. It’s possible that Marvel could heavily rework the film, and that they likely already were given the alleged removal of screenwriter Jeff Loveness. Additionally, actor Jonathan Majors has been facing controversy as a result of his arrest earlier this year.
Either way, Marvel has some time to continue planning the project. Avengers: The Kang Dynasty is scheduled to be released on May 1, 2026. It will then be followed by Avengers: Secret Wars which will act as the conclusion to Phase 6 of the MCU.
Stay tuned to ScreenGeek for any additional Marvel Cinematic Universe updates and other news regarding Avengers: The Kang Dynasty as we have it. For now, fans can expect Cretton to continue working within the MCU.