Ahead of the upcoming 2023 release of Ant-Man and Wasp: Quantumania, writer Jeff Loveness has already found his next project with Marvel Studios. Deadline brings word that Loveness has officially been tapped to pen the blockbuster studios’ fifth Avengers film Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. The project will reunite him with Jonathan Majors’ titular villain, who will be making his official grand debut in next year’s Quantumania.
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Avengers: The Kang Dynasty will be directed by Shang-Chi filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton, who’s also currently working with Marvel Studios on its live-action series adaptation of Wonder Man. The film is currently scheduled to make its debut in theaters on May 2, 2025, it will then shortly be followed by Avengers: Secret Wars on November 7, 2025.
According to Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige during the panel, both of these films are currently planned to be the final entries in Phase 6 of the MCU, which will begin with the introduction of the Fantastic Four into the MCU.
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During the Disney+ series Loki‘s season finale, Kang (played by Jonathan Majors) was revealed, setting the stage for who many fans believed to be the next “big bad” in the MCU, Kang the Conqueror, to appear. The name Kang Dynasty also likely refers to a 16-part comic series from Marvel that saw Kang and his son, Marcus, planning to conquer planet Earth.