Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness writer Michael Waldron has reportedly been hired to write the script for the upcoming Avengers: Secret Wars. Waldron also served as a writer-producer on Rick and Morty as well as the Disney+ television series Loki. Waldron is believed to be penning the script for Secret Wars and not its predecessor, The Kang Dynasty, which will release a few months before it.
According to sources close to Deadline, Disney and Marvel Studios have hired Waldron to write the screenplay for Avengers: Secret Wars, the culmination of Phase 4, 5 and 6 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (or as Feige calls it, “The Multiverse Saga”). It will likely be based on the large-scale comic book crossover event of the same name, which will bring together several Marvel heroes and villains.
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Marvel Studios announced its plans for the upcoming phases of the MCU. Phase 6 will kick off with Fantastic 4 on 8 November 2024, which will conclude with a pair of Avengers movies in 2025: Avengers: The Kang Dynasty on 2 May 2025 and Avengers: Secret Wars on 7 November 2025. It’s worth noting that there are a few unannounced movies also planned to release between these tentpole blockbusters that same year.
Avengers: Secret Wars has yet to land a director, though it’s rumoured that Joe and Anthony Russo are at the top of the list for potential candidates. The directing duo previously worked on Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, so they’re no strangers to handling massive Marvel projects.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness released earlier this year to mostly positive reviews, praised for some of its writing in particular. With Waldron at the helm of Avengers: Secret Wars, hopefully he’ll be able to continue bringing multiverse shenanigans to the MCU.