Deadline reports that Loki and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness scribe Michael Waldron is set to write the screenplay for Avengers: Secret Wars.
Although the title has been used for two very different event stories by Marvel Comics, the recent focus on the multiverse and the growing MCU role of Kang the Conqueror indicates that it borrows heavily from Jonathan Hickman’s story. . It featured heaps of multiversal mayhem, so Waldron’s involvement makes perfect sense.
After all, he featured Kang (“The One Who Remains”) in Loki and later embraced the concept of the multiverse in the strange doctor after.
The trade adds that with Jeff Loveness (Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania) pressed to write Avengers: Kang Dynasty for director Destin Daniel Cretton, the two films are beginning to take shape. Insiders reveal that Avengers: Secret Wars will have its own director, though all parties are likely to be in touch to coordinate Marvel Studios’ wider plans.
Apparently the meetings for the work of Avengers: Secret Wars‘ writer took place last month. While a number of scribes have come across Marvel Studios, Waldron has always been the favorite because the studio has a lot of faith in him.
We don’t have any specific plot details for either movie at this point, though both are quickly starting to take shape. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Director Ryan Coogler is said to be the favorite to helm this final chapter of Phase 6 and The Multiverse Saga, although nothing has been confirmed yet. We expect an update soon, however.
What we do know is that these will be the first avengers movies since 2019 Avengers: Endgameso the pressure is on Marvel Studios to get it right and put on a real show.
Avengers: Kang Dynasty hits theaters May 2, 2025, while Avengers: Secret Wars should follow on November 7 of the same year.