Shang-Chi: The Legend of the Ten Rings director Destin Daniel Cretton will direct Avengers: The Kang Dynasty which Marvel Studios chief announced at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday.
Studio chief Kevin Feige announced that two new Avengers films will end Phase 6.
Avengers: The Kang Dynasty in theaters May 2, 2025, and Avengers: Secret Wars in theaters November 7, 2025. No director has been announced for that film as of yet.
“Kang Dynasty”, sometimes called “Kang War”, is a 16 part comic book storyline which ran through Avengers (vol. 3) #41-55 and Avengers Annual 2001 between June, 2001 and August, 2002. It was written by Kurt Busiek and illustrated by a number of artists including Alan Davis, Kieron Dwyer, Ivan Reis and Manuel Garcia.
The story features Kang the Conqueror, warlord from the 30th century, one of the deadliest and oldest Avengers foes, arriving in the early 21st century with his son Marcus intent on conquering the planet. Although Kang is temporarily successful, the first villain in Marvel Comics to physically take over the world (as opposed through mind control, as Doctor Doom once accomplished by amplifying the powers of the Purple Man) he is opposed and eventually defeated by the Avengers.
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