Shawn Levy Eyed by Marvel Studios to Direct ‘Avengers 5’

As the buzz around ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ builds ahead of its 26th July release, there’s more exciting news from Marvel Studios. Deadline reports that director Shawn Levy is the frontrunner and is in early talks to direct the upcoming ‘Avengers’ film. Michael Waldron has already handed Levy the most recent script. However, it’s not yet clear if Levy will accept the role, as the studio continues to meet with other potential directors.

Back in mid-March, Levy was quietly offered the directorial position by Marvel but had to turn it down due to scheduling conflicts. He’s been juggling responsibilities between ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ and the final season of ‘Stranger Things,’ where he’s set to direct two episodes next year.

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Marvel seems determined to bring Levy on board, even adjusting their schedule to create a window for him. This move highlights their eagerness to work with him again, especially considering the positive reception ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ appears to be generating for both the studio and Levy himself.

The ‘Avengers’ project, which would be the fifth film in the series, has had its script penned by Michael Waldron, the creator of ‘Loki.’ Initially titled ‘Kang Dynasty,’ the project was set to feature Jonathan Majors as the villain, directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. However, with Majors’ departure in November, the direction of the film has shifted.

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Landing a director with Levy’s track record would be a significant win for Marvel. As the MCU looks to its future, securing a filmmaker of his calibre could provide the stability and success they aim for.