Destin Daniel Cretton exiting “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty” is just the latest creative switch-up for Marvel Studios. Taika Waititi won’t return for Thor 5, though he didn’t rule out the possibility of a Marvel return. More importantly, Cretton’s exit from “The Kang Dynasty” follows a rumor claiming the film’s writer, Jeff Loveness, has been let go from Marvel Studios. While that should be taken with a grain of salt, it suggests Marvel has no interest in focusing on the multiversal Kang, played by Jonathan Majors. It wouldn’t be surprising if Marvel decided to scrap that storyline, as Majors was arrested for assault charges.
It remains to be seen if that rumor is true and if Cretton’s exit has anything to do with the creative changes happening at Marvel Studios. If Marvel opts to move away from Kang, it would obviously be moot to begin pre-production. If Majors’ bad publicity is causing issues at Marvel, the studio could always recast the actor and continue the original plan.
Details are ultimately slim on “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty,” which is scheduled to be followed by “Avengers: Secret Wars” in 2027. “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” writer Michael Waldron is currently attached to pen “Secret Wars.”
Only time will tell if “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty” hits cinemas on May 1, 2026.
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