AVENGERS: SECRET WARS - Marvel Studios May Be Looking At Tried And Tested MCU Directors To Helm

AVENGERS: SECRET WARS - Marvel Studios May Be Looking At Tried And Tested MCU Directors To Helm

Marvel Studios has yet to announce a director for Avengers: Secret Wars, and a new report suggests that Kevin Feige and co. may be looking to bring on an established MCU filmmaker to helm the project...

By MarkCassidy - May 25, 2023 11:05 PM EST
Filed Under: Avengers: Secret Wars

Marvel Studios has yet to announce a director for what is shaping up to be the biggest MCU movie yet, Avengers: Secret Wars, and it sounds like Kevin Feige and co. might be looking to enlist a tried and tested filmmaker to ensure the hugely ambitious project is in safe hands.

According to Jeff Sneider on this week's episode of The Hot Mic Podcast, the studio may have turned to the directors behind some of the most popular and successful movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Jon Favreau (Iron Man) and Ryan Coogler (Black Panther).

Favreau is said to be far too busy in the Star Wars universe for the next few years, but we're also hearing that Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings director Destin Daniel Cretton - who is set to helm Avengers: The Kang Dynasty - has pitched them on him staying on to handle the follow-up. It sounds like Feige would rather have a different filmmaker take charge of Secret Wars, however.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness screenwriter Michael Waldron was hired to pen the script late last year, but we have no idea how much - if any - progress has been made since then. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania's Jeff Loveness had been working on the script for The Kang Dynasty, but has now reportedly parted ways with the project.

We still don't know what to expect from the plot of Secret Wars, but some pretty wild rumors have been doing the rounds.

If Marvel is indeed planning to bring an established MCU director on board, who would you most like to see land the gig? Drop us a comment down below.

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MyCoolYoung
MyCoolYoung - 5/25/2023, 11:03 PM
Coogler if they get him now because he tends to put his all into his movies so he needs time or Russo bros plus Christopher and Stephen for the win
WruceBayne
WruceBayne - 5/25/2023, 11:20 PM
@MyCoolYoung - I don’t think Coogler is going to want the emotional baggage that comes from replacing his friend as the new T’Challa(his son as rumored).
MyCoolYoung
MyCoolYoung - 5/25/2023, 11:45 PM
@WruceBayne - he’s the one that brought him on though. Even before Chad’s passing, the plan was always to introduce little T’Challa
ObserverIO
ObserverIO - 5/26/2023, 4:57 AM
@MyCoolYoung - I thought they already offered it to Coogler and he turned them down. Doesn't seem like a good fit anyway. Coogler delivers solid, respectable movies, but Secret Wars shouldn't be so respectable, it should be wild and fun.

Black Panther as a film is marriage material, but Secret Wars should be a low-down dirty slut involved in group sex and hedonism.

Sam Raimi would be good. It would give him a chance to make up for the lack of multiversal treats in MoM and as long as there is an actual script this time it would remind everybody why he is one of the kings of comic book cinema.
ObserverIO
ObserverIO - 5/26/2023, 4:58 AM
@ObserverIO - Oh and if the Spider-bros are in it, then it would be a Maguire/Raimi reunion.
soberchimera
soberchimera - 5/26/2023, 8:47 AM
@MyCoolYoung - I think the Russos are saving themselves for X-Men.
Tonic24k
Tonic24k - 5/26/2023, 9:53 AM
@ObserverIO - Sam Raimi didn't do MoM any justice. There were SOME good "horror" scenes (if that's what we want to call them) but became a little too campy.
MyCoolYoung
MyCoolYoung - 5/26/2023, 10:26 AM
@ObserverIO - I respectfully disagree on Coogler. I feel like both Black panthers knocked it out the park, and even though I liked multiverse of madness way more than most, I find Sam overrated
MyCoolYoung
MyCoolYoung - 5/26/2023, 10:26 AM
@soberchimera - they’ve been very vocal on wanting secret wars though
narrow290
narrow290 - 5/26/2023, 10:45 AM
@ObserverIO - Man I'm in the minority because MOM to me was fantastic. I never thought about Raimi on Secret Wars but, you're Right! We'd be lucky to have him
ObserverIO
ObserverIO - 5/26/2023, 11:40 AM
@MyCoolYoung - Coogler did knock it out of the park. Both times. Those are 2 of the best MCU films, imo.

But what I'm saying is he's almost too good.

Secret Wars isn't a stand alone, Best Picture kind of film. It's an all-out fillibuster. I think Coogler's too good for that. He'd be tempted to streamline it all and make it more respectable.

Dude made the artistic choice to disclude that Doom scene in the Black Panther end credits. That choice made it a better movie, but was detrimental to the rest of the MCU. I think he'd be too concerned about how Secret Wars stands as a movie rather than make it what it should be, which is the ultimate celebration of Marvel.

Not the MCU, mind you, Marvel. Endgame was a celebration of the MCU, Secret Wars should be a celebration of all of Marvel (films, television, cartoons, video games and comics). All of Marvel.
StSteven
StSteven - 5/26/2023, 8:26 PM
@MyCoolYoung - I'm with you on Russo's & Co. Plus they've said multiple times that if/when the return to the MCU it would be for Secret wars. They've proven that they can handle the scale of spectacle that "A:SW" would require with "A:IW" and "A:EG" so this seems like a no-brainer to me.
MyCoolYoung
MyCoolYoung - 5/26/2023, 9:42 PM
@StSteven - it really is a no brainer. They’ve made 4 different movies in the mcu all different and varying ensembles and all knockouts. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it, but I’d still love Coogler
StSteven
StSteven - 5/26/2023, 11:01 PM
@MyCoolYoung - Yeah, I've loved Coogler's work with BP so far, but I guess it really depends on how intimate the want to go with the characters for "A:SW". I agree that if they want to go more character focused than he's the way to go (and if they actually break "A:SW" into two movies that may give them the room to do so), but if the want to go big spectacle like "A:EG" then I'd go with the Russos. Not that they don't know how to handle the character moments, but Coogler does seem to have a better feel for it. That being said, in the MCU so far we've really only seen Coogler's work within the BP sphere, whereas the Russos have proven how they can handle the whole MCU on a grand scale, so there's that.
MyCoolYoung
MyCoolYoung - 5/26/2023, 11:15 PM
@StSteven - honestly, id love to see what the russos do with secret wars. This is something they really want and if Feige is going back to proven directors how could they pass them up
StSteven
StSteven - 5/26/2023, 11:22 PM
@MyCoolYoung - I mean, if I were the Russos I would look at it as a way to see if they could top "IW"/"EG" as a challenge and if I were Kevin I would pose it to them that way. I mean, how cool would it be for those guys to come back and try to top what they did before? Given the resources (which Marvel has) they could possibly produce a superhero movie the likes of which we have never seen. Maybe even better than "The Flash". Maybe 😉.
AmazingFILMporg
AmazingFILMporg - 5/25/2023, 11:06 PM
Give the Russo's all the money.😎




Jon fav if Russo's aren't available.
vectorsigma
vectorsigma - 5/26/2023, 12:04 AM
@AmazingFILMporg - the Russos are nothing without Markus and Mcfeely. It should be a package
RolandD
RolandD - 5/26/2023, 12:08 AM
@vectorsigma -
I came here to say that but you have already said it.

AmazingFILMporg
AmazingFILMporg - 5/25/2023, 11:08 PM
Jeff Sneideris the only reliable scooper. He is 95% right 💁


The guy knows all😎
pitbull76
pitbull76 - 5/26/2023, 12:21 AM
@AmazingFILMporg - sarcasm or no hard to tell?
DocSpock
DocSpock - 5/25/2023, 11:16 PM


Russos or bust.

Break the bank. Give em whatever it takes.

MosquitoFarmer
MosquitoFarmer - 5/26/2023, 9:41 AM
@DocSpock - I don't know if you can just make them passionate about it like they were for the Cap/Avengers films. Plus all told that was a massive endeavor that they may just not want to tackle again, especially since the MCU is a little up in the air right now (for a few reasons).
DocSpock
DocSpock - 5/26/2023, 9:52 AM
@MosquitoFarmer -

Sadly this is true.

KanchaCheena
KanchaCheena - 5/26/2023, 11:46 AM
@MosquitoFarmer - They always wanted to do Secret Wars. But I don't think they anticipated Marvel to announce Secret Wars this quickly!
AvalonX
AvalonX - 5/25/2023, 11:24 PM
Get the Russo's back. This isnt rocket science. Favreau and Coogler both had duds in the MCU (IM2/BP2). They cant get this movie wrong and the Russo's have shown they can juggle mutliple characters a bunch of times now. Get the writers too for that matter.

Get the band back together, Steve, Tony, Thor and then recast the OG Avengers.
TheShellyMan
TheShellyMan - 5/26/2023, 11:41 AM
@AvalonX - Well, Iron Man 2 was a dud because of studio interfere hence why Favreau left.
AvalonX
AvalonX - 5/26/2023, 2:06 PM
@TheShellyMan - That is a fair point. Still, Im going with the Russo's and the writers if I can.
TheShellyMan
TheShellyMan - 5/26/2023, 2:09 PM
@AvalonX - Same here.
WeaponXCII
WeaponXCII - 5/25/2023, 11:28 PM
And while they’re at it, how about (arguably the bigger issue) tried-and-tested writers, too?
incredibleTalk
incredibleTalk - 5/25/2023, 11:32 PM
There definitely are a lot of available directors out there...

abd00bie
abd00bie - 5/26/2023, 12:51 AM
@incredibleTalk - Clint Eastwood isn't that decrepit lol
LeonNova
LeonNova - 5/25/2023, 11:34 PM
The Russos Brother directed 4 of the best well-received films in the MCU. Three of them being ensemble films, one of them being the second-highest grossing film of all time. They've been saying for years how much they'd love to come back and direct Secret Wars. It just seems wild to me that now that film is finally on the way, and they're supposedly not even the ones that are gonna direct it. I get they're probably busy, but it just seems to me that whoever hoops are needed to jump through to get them, those hoops just need to be jumped. If it's just no possible for them to do it, however, I think Favreau or Coogler are the safest bets to knock it out of the park.
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