Marvel’s Top Choice To Direct ‘Avengers 5’ Revealed

Has a director been found?

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Marvel may have finally found its new Avengers 5 director, but it’s a familiar face! A new report reveals that the studio has eyes on Shawn Levy to helm Avengers 5.

It’s no secret that Avengers 5 has had one rocky road. From its headlining villain getting canned, to losing Destin Daniel Cretton as its director, things haven’t been looking good for the next installment in Marvel’s flagship franchise. However, as pre-production starts to ramp up ahead of the film’s 2026 release date, the studio may have found a new director to helm the project.

According to a new report by Deadline, Marvel is currently eyeing Shawn Levy to take over the project. Levy is best known for his work on blockbusters such as Stranger Things and Free Guy, though has recently dipped his toe into the Marvel multiverse through the upcoming Deadpool and Wolverine film. This could make him a perfect fit for Avengers 5, especially given the scope of the project makes Levy one of the few directors experienced in handling such a large amount of heroes.

Marvel’s Avengers 5 Woes

While this report paints good things for Shawn Levy taking over Avengers 5, there’s no guarantee he’ll take the job. The Deadpool and Wolverine director was only recently given the latest script for the project, and Marvel is still pursuing other directors to potentially take over.

In addition to a director, Marvel is on the lookout for two actors to serve as the film’s villain. Not only do they have to recast Kang the Conqueror, but a prior scoop by a reliable leaker suggests they want another villain to share the spotlight. With all this work left to go, it’s unclear if Avengers 5 will hit its projected release date.

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Anthony Singletary

Anthony Singletary

Anthony has always had a love for stories. An aspiring screenwriter and video editor, he takes pride in connecting fans with the latest heroic news!