“Kang Dynasty,” which is positioned as the “Avengers: Infinity War” of this current era of the MCU, is not scheduled to premiere until May 1, 2026. It will be replaced by “Avengers: Secret Wars” a year later, in 7 May 2027, which will tie together the sixth phase of the long-running franchise.
Unlike the two-part saga of “Infinity War” and “Endgame,” which were filmed and directed back-to-back by Anthony and Joe Russo, Cretton was only hired to direct “The Kang Dynasty.” There is no director on board for “Secret Wars” yet.
Cretton will not be permanently separated from the MCU. He is still on board to direct the sequel to his 2021 blockbuster “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” and is currently working on the Disney+ series “Wonder Man” for Marvel Studios.
More to come…