When the news broke that Jeff Loveness would write Avengers: The Kang Dynasty for Marvel Studios, it made all the sense in the world. Despite never having written a movie that big before, he was well-versed in the Multiverse thanks to Rick and Morty and had already penned Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania.
That threequel was being teed up as a huge part of this latest Saga by introducing Kang the Conqueror and, based on early trailers, Loveness had definitely delivered. Then, the movie came out and was met with a tepid response.
As for Michael Waldron, Marvel Studios' choice to write Avengers: Secret Wars, he too came from Rick and Morty but had already cut his teeth on WandaVision and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
While that Disney+ TV series was deservedly met with positive reviews, the Doctor Strange sequel didn't quite live up to expectations. While by no means bad, it wasn't as mad as the title suggested and left fans wondering whether Waldron has what it takes to pull off a movie as huge as Secret Wars.
There have already been rumblings that Loveness is off The Kang Dynasty, but a reliable scooper now claims both Avengers movies have found themselves without writers.
It's honestly not surprising to see Marvel Studios change course as hiring the relatively inexperienced Loveness and Waldron for this two-part finale to the Multiverse Saga always seemed like a questionable move on Kevin Feige's part. Ultimately, there's simply no way either of these movies can be allowed to fail.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings director Destin Daniel Cretton remains attached to The Kang Dynasty, while Black Panther: Wakanda Forever helmer Ryan Coogler is still the rumoured frontrunner for Secret Wars.
As of now, both movies are scheduled for May 1, 2026 and May 7, 2027 respectively.
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