At San Diego Comic Con 2022, Marvel made a triumphant return after years away due to COVID restrictions. They finally announced what the next few years will look like, including that Phase Four will end with November's Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Beyond that, we had some vague dates and titles, but producer/overlord Kevin Feige gave us a glimpse of Phases Five and Six of the MCU.
While Phase Five will burn through quickly - with four movies in 2023 and two more the following year - Phase Six is a little less defined. It kicks off with a Fantastic Four movie, followed by not one but two Avengers movies in 2025. The first is subtitled The Kang Dynasty, and will feature Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors), who's already popped up on Loki and will next appear in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. He's clearly the big bad of this era of the MCU, dubbed the Multiverse Saga.
So who's tasked with this first mega-blockbuster? It's someone already familiar to fans: Daniel Destin Cretton, who directed last year's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The film was one of the most purely enjoyable entries in this behemoth of a series, though it was plagued by now-standard lousy CGI in the third act. Stars Simu Liu, Awkafina, Michelle Yeoh and Tony Leung all crushed their roles. No cast has been announced, but it's a safe bet Shang-Chi will become a new Avenger.
Avengers: The Kang Dynasty is currently scheduled to hit theaters in May 2025.