The sixth avengers the film has officially found a writer. According DeadlineMarvel Studios has exploited Loki and Multiverse of Madness scribe Michael Waldron to write the script for Secret Warswhich is set to hit the big screen in early November 2025.
A director for the conclusion of the Multiverse Saga has yet to be announced, although Joe and Anthony Russo (coxswains for both Infinity War and End of Game) previously expressed interest in wanting to adapt the iconic storyline. With his plate now covered in an epic crossover event that – like Variety underlines – will have to connect the plot threads of “at least 37 titles in film and streaming” Waldron has abdicated his role as editor on Lokimoving on to the role of executive producer for the show’s second season.
His hiring makes a lot of sense, considering how the second strange doctor The film introduced the threat of incursions, a major plot point in the original comic book arc of the same name by writer Jonathan Hickman and artist Esad Ribić. When SYFY WIRE caught up with Waldron earlier this year, we asked if he was laying the groundwork for a Secret Wars movie, to which he provided a rather snarky response: “I’m a fan of Jonathan Hickman and I read his Illuminati comics and I’m a fan of all that stuff in Secret Wars. And so, everything is there for a reason.”
Well done, sir. Well played, indeed.
Just six months before the MCU heads to Battleworld, however, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes will take on Jonathan Majors’ Multiversal Conqueror in The Kang Dynasty May 2, 2025. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings director/co-writer Destin Daniel Cretton will helm the blockbuster, working on a screenplay by Waldron’s sidekick rick and morty alum, Jeff Loveness (he also wrote the Kang-heavy Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania).
“It’s never about getting bigger just to get bigger,” Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige explained to MTV News at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. “Sometimes, by the nature of how many characters you have in the toybox to then bring them into the sandbox of the story, things can get bigger… So many of our movies now – Multiverse of Madnesswhat you will see in Quantumania — are great team-up movies introducing big parts of the mythology. avengers movies really should be the crowning glory of a saga, which is really all we wanted to lay the groundwork for today is to say, “We’re currently in the middle of the Multiverse Sagawhich will end with two avengers movies.'”
Avengers: Secret Wars hits theaters everywhere November 7, 2025. The next MCU adventure on the docket is the horror-themed Overnight Werewolf (set to premiere on Disney+ this Friday, October 7), which was made by longtime Marvel composer Michael Giacchino.
Looking for more sci-fi content? Check out shows like Resident Alien, Brave New World, Project Blue Book, Eureka, Heroes, Intergalactic and more streaming now on Peacock.
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