Shawn Levy Courted To Direct Next Avengers Movie For Marvel

EXCLUSIVE: As Deadpool and Wolverine follows a huge hit ahead of its July 26 release and looming as a summer box office savior, we can reveal director Shawn Levy is the top choice and has early conversations to direct another Marvel Studios picture – the next Avengers movie.

Deadline learns that Levy has received Michael Waldron’s latest script, although sources add that he has not given an answer as to whether he would take the job, and that the studio still plans to meet with other directors while waiting for a decision from him.

Marvel Studios could not be reached for comment.

We can’t say for sure that Levy will take the job; he expects to be heavily involved as director and executive producer of the final season of the flagship Netflix series Stranger Thingsand there is also a Star Wars film in his future. Still, the prospect of Levy directing the next Avengers This makes a lot of sense as Marvel boss Kevin Feige continues to sort out the next iteration of his superhero empire.

There were four Avengers blockbusters, including two directed by Joss Whedon (the $1.5 billion-grossing film) The Avengers In 2012 and 1.4 billion dollars for the first sequel The Avengers: Age of Ultron) and two from Joe and Anthony Russo (the $2.05 billion film Avengers: Infinity War And Avengers: Endgame). End of GameThe $2.8 billion worldwide film made it the highest-grossing film of all time upon its release in 2019 until re-releases pushed out James Cameron’s original film. Avatar at $2.9 billion.

Even without a director and with the script recently arriving, Marvel has been working hard over the past few months to put this all together so that filming can begin next year on one of Marvel’s biggest productions to date. Sources close to the project say that more than 60 MCU characters could reprise their roles, including everyone from Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth and Benedict Cumberbatch to Tom Hiddleston, Simu Liu and Karen Gillian. Unlike the first four films in which there was a core group consisting of Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Hemsworth and Ruffalo, many of the characters in this film would be on equal footing, making it more of a ensemble feature film. of a handful of characters leading the team.

Plot details are unknown, and following Jonathan Majors’ exit from the MCU as Kang following his conviction for reckless assault in December, it’s unclear who the central villain would be, or if the film could potentially include multiple antagonists.

The Avengers Project is another huge turning point for Marvel given the projects it will impact in the future. But in Levy, they would have a director with an enviable track record of successes, many of them at the tentpole level, as the MCU demands. Levy’s credits as a director range from Night at the museum movies to The Pink Panther, Big Fat Liar, Date Night, Real Steel, Free Guy, The Adam Project and the series created by Steven Knight All the light we cannot see.

As a producer at 21 Laps, Levy’s results are even more extensive, including Stranger Things.

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News Source : deadline.com


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