The director of Deadpool & Wolverine could continue with Avengers 5

The filmmaker, who also directs Stranger Things, would be the studio's first choice to take over the huge project disrupted by the dismissal of Jonathan Majors and the departure of Destin Daniel Cretton.

What if he was the savior the MCU was waiting for? Shawn Levy is the director of Deadpool & Wolverinethe only Marvel Studios film to be released in theaters this year and which should likely be one of the huge successes of 2024, possibly the studio's biggest in ages.

Without even waiting to see these projections materialize at the box office this summer, Marvel seems determined to bet on Shawn Levy.

According to a recent report from Deadline, the one who also directs and co-produces Stranger Things (and who also has to make his film Star Wars) is the ” first choice » to lead Avengers 5.

Shawn Levy would have already started discussions with the studio, and he would have had in his hands the script for Michael Waldronwho was recently hired to write the film.


Deadline suggests that Levy has not yet decided whether or not he wants to direct the pharaonic Avengers 5 and specifies that Marvel Studios will still meet with other directors in the meantime. So nothing is done.

It must be said that the giant blockbuster has been floundering since it no longer existed. Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. The dismissal of Jonathan Majors called into question all the plans, like the unexpected flop of Ant-Man 3which led to the departure of Jeff Lovenessscreenwriter of Quantumania which was to continue with the writing ofAvengers 5 For Destin Daniel Cretton. The duo was excluded and it is therefore Michael Waldron (Loki) who took over the project.

We do not know in which artistic direction, but Deadline mentions “ more of an ensemble feature film “, that a film about “ a handful of characters leading the team “.

The latest news is that Marvel still has hopes of filming Avengers 5 in 2025 and to keep its release date set for May 1, 2026.


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