As of now, Avengers: The Kang Dynasty is still set to be directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. Seeing as the Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings filmmaker was working on Wonder Man for Marvel Studios prior to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, he clearly still has a good relationship with them.
Whether the same can be said for writer Jeff Loveness (Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania) is another matter. Rumour has it he's been dropped from the movie, while there are even claims Michael Waldron (Loki) is no longer penning Avengers: Secret Wars.
In recent weeks, both Sam Raimi (Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness) and Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity) have been named as frontrunners to helm the Multiverse Saga finale...as has Deadpool 3 director Shawn Levy.
With reports the threequel leads directly into Secret Wars, his involvement would make sense, and in the video below, Levy addresses the rumours in a very intriguing way.
"I've read those rumors," he responds, simply adding: "And that's all I'm going to say."
Well, that certainly sounds like he might be in the running, don't you think? We'd bet on Marvel Studios waiting to see the response to Deadpool 3 before making any decisions but Levy would be a more than capable director to close out the Multiverse Saga.
In a separate conversation with Deadline, Levy also shared an update on where things stand with the next Deadpool movie.
"Well, like the rest of our industry, or at least large swaths of it, we are paused - we were halfway through filming," he said. "It was a joy every day, and that chemistry [between Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman] is, I have to say - spoiler alert - as relentlessly awesome as we had all hoped it would be. But, we are halfway through filming."
If the movie is only half-finished, don't bank on Deadpool 3 meeting its planned May 3, 2024 release date.
Alongside Reynolds and Jackman, Deadpool franchise vets Karan Soni (Dopinder), Leslie Uggams (Blind Al), Morena Baccarin (Vanessa), Stefan Kapicic (Colossus), Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead), Shioli Kutsuna (Yukio), and Rob Delaney (Peter) are all set to return in this threequel.
Emma Corrin is expected to play Cassandra Nova, while Matthew Macfadyen will likely take on the role of a TVA agent named Paradox. It's also been confirmed that Jennifer Garner will reprise her role as Elektra, with Liev Schreiber, James Marsden, Patrick Stewart, and Ian McKellen among the many names rumoured to appear.
Avengers: The Kang Dynasty was recently pushed back to May 1, 2026, with Avengers: Secret Wars set to follow on May 7, 2027.