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 having never worked on a project of that size before, he was well-versed in the Multiverse thanks to Rick and Morty and had already penned Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania.
As for Avengers: Secret Wars, Michael Waldron, another Rick and Morty scribe, had delivered two hits for Marvel Studios with Loki and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness before being hired.
While there have been rumblings Loveness is off The Kang Dynasty, it was recently reported that Waldron is also no longer attached to his Avengers movie. It seems Marvel Studios has gone back to the drawing board, though a new leak suggests the plots of both future blockbusters have remained largely the same.
According to one reliable (or perhaps semi-reliable) scooper, the current idea is for The Kang Dynasty to feature the "616 Avengers team fight the Council of Kangs and lose" in what sounds like a somewhat similar premise to Avengers: Infinity War.
However, Secret Wars sounds like exactly the movie we know many of you have been hoping for. "The TVA send a team of Multiversal Avengers they have secretly recruited led by Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man, Hugh Jackman's Wolverine and Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool to save the 616 Avengers and defeat the Kangs once and for all."
Those certainly aren't the leads we expected to take centre stage in this conclusion to the Multiverse Saga, though it lines up with what we've heard about Secret Wars featuring a whole host of characters from the past who assemble in an effort to stop Kang and create a new Sacred Timeline.
When that happens, we'll likely meet the MCU's X-Men and perhaps even see the return of some familiar characters, albeit with new actors playing them (after all, we can't imagine Marvel Studios really wants to leave Iron Man on the shelf for too much longer given the Armoured Avenger's continue popularity).
Avengers: The Kang Dynasty was recently pushed back to May 1, 2026, with Avengers: Secret Wars set to follow on May 7, 2027.