Avengers: Secret Wars is still years away, and the main plot is likely still subject to change depending on how things progress in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the interim. One thing we do know for certain, though, is that this is going to be a massive MCU event featuring a lot of characters.
While Secret Wars will likely perform a bit of juggling act to ensure everyone gets a share of the spotlight, we will likely see a handful of heroes take prominent positions on the main team. However, one particular character has now been named as the lead: Tom Holland's Peter Parker/Spider-Man.
Holland's involvement was always a given, of course, but his take on the Wall-Crawler emerging as the main focus would be somewhat surprising - although taking the spectacular success of No Way Home into account, perhaps not?
Marvel Studios has yet to announce a director for what could well be shaping up to be the biggest MCU movie of all time, but a previous report indicated that the studio may have been looking at tried and tested filmmakers behind some of the most popular and successful movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to ensure the hugely ambitious project is in safe hands, including Jon Favreau (Iron Man) and Ryan Coogler (Black Panther).
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings director Destin Daniel Cretton - who is set to helm Avengers: The Kang Dynasty - is also said to have pitched them on him staying on to handle the follow-up, and we've heard that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness helmer Sam Raimi is a "top Choice."
The Doctor Strange sequel's writer 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, and a recent rumor indicated that he'd actually parted ways with the project. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania's Jeff Loveness is also said to have stepped away (or asked to step away) from with The Kang Dynasty, so, if accurate, it sounds like the studio may be going back to the drawing board on both massively-scaled Avengers movies.
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