The Multiverse Saga hasn't been quite as consistent as the Infinity Saga, and it's still not clear where Marvel Studios is taking us with this era of storytelling.
We've been introduced to the concept of alternate realities, Variants, and even the TVA, but rumours continue to swirl about Kevin Feige's endgame. Piecing together the many rumours, it sounds like Kang the Conqueror will be Avengers: The Kang Dynasty's big bad (no sh*t, we know) with The Beyonder - likely another Kang Variant - taking centre stage in Avengers: Secret Wars.
It's previously been said that the latter movie will reboot the MCU, with Earth-616 replaced by a new Sacred Timeline we'd assume will include the X-Men. That's got to be easier than suddenly throwing mutants into the X-Men-less world we've been spending time in since 2008's Iron Man, anyway!
Now, a couple of reliable social media scoopers have chimed in to reiterate that Avengers: Secret Wars is expected to be a star-studded blockbuster which not only bids farewell to the MCU but every Marvel movie that's come before it.
The result will be an All-New, All-Different MCU, presumably with different actors playing Captain America and Iron Man. Then again, it's possible we'll get a combination of new and returning faces.
As of now, Avengers: The Kang Dynasty is still set to be directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. Seeing as the Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings filmmaker was working on Wonder Man for Marvel Studios prior to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, he clearly still has a good relationship with them.
Whether the same can be said for writer Jeff Loveness (Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania) is another matter. Rumour has it he's been dropped from the movie, while there are even claims Michael Waldron (Loki) is no longer penning Avengers: Secret Wars.
Sam Raimi, Alfonso Cuarón, and Shawn Levy are said to be in the mix to direct that movie but nothing has been confirmed. Avengers: The Kang Dynasty was recently pushed back to May 1, 2026, with Avengers: Secret Wars set to follow on May 7, 2027.