The Marvel Cinematic Universe has demonstrated a predilection for promoting from within, much like virtually every other multi-billion dollar conglomerate. As a result, several writers and filmmakers have graduated from one enormous superhero blockbuster to something much greater. Destin Daniel Cretton's journey from Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings to Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, a role fraught with pressure and expectation, is an example of this.
After all, the May 2025 crossover epic will be the first time Earth's Mightiest Heroes have come together since Endgame, which spectacularly concluded the Infinity Saga and briefly held the record for highest grossing film in history before James Cameron decided to rerelease Avatar a few more times to retake it.
Cretton is a very busy man who won't have much free time between now and the conclusion of the Multiverse Saga because he also has a Shang-Chi sequel in development in addition to his executive producer duties on the MCU's Wonder Man series and the upcoming Disney Plus episodic comic book adaptation American Born Chinese.
The director could only respond briefly with "I hope so" before breaking into laughter when asked by ComicBook at New York Comic Con if he was the right person for The Kang Dynasty. Of course, if Kevin Feige believes he can pull it off, that's a vote of confidence if there ever was one; nevertheless, let's not forget that Shang-Chi was a major hit in and of itself, ranking as one of the most enjoyable and well-reviewed origin stories in the MCU.