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Avengers: Secret Wars Reportedly Will Not Have Shang-Chi’s Director Attached, Sparks Rumors of Russo Brothers Returning

Avengers: Secret Wars has been a pet vision of the Russo Brothers for a while now and they have not refrained from making that publicly known. The film will serve as the closing half of the duology that will make up the Kang Dynasty Saga. For now, the film does not yet have a director secured by Marvel Studios but the former half, The Kang Dynasty is already confirmed to have Shang-Chi director, Destin Daniel Cretton at the helm.

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Avengers: Secret Wars will reportedly be bigger than Endgame

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Kevin Feige’s vision board for Phases 5 and 6 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe reaches beyond the planet or even the galaxy and into the outer peripheries of imagination and the realm of possibilities. What the audience has grown accustomed to with the first three phases of MCU was simply the beginning of an infinitely larger saga that is at play within the universe.

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The Complicated Saga of Marvel’s Avengers: Secret Wars

The Avengers: Secret Wars was a compilation of Marvel-issued comic series that originally ran from May 1984 to April 1985. It is a twelve-issue crossover series written by Jim Shooter that was gloriously infused with all major characters from the superhero roster, including the Avengers, the X-Men, Fantastic Four, Ultron, Enchantress, Kang, Galactus, and many more.

Marvel's Super Heroes Secret Wars
Marvel’s Super Heroes: Secret Wars comic series

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The plot of Secret Wars follows a cosmic entity called the Beyonder who watches the Marvel Universe as it happens and taken with the superhero presence on Earth and their potential, the Beyonder transports the greatest of the superheroes and supervillains to a planet in a distant galaxy created by him known as Battleworld that is equipped with all forms of modern weapons and alien technology. There, they are pitted against each other as the Beyonder declares, “I am from beyond. Slay your enemies and all that you desire shall be yours. Nothing you dream of is impossible for me to accomplish.”

Over the years, several Secret Wars stories and narratives were developed that explored sagas on different planets and across the galaxies with different superhero groups or individuals at the forefront. Marvel’s Secret Wars had been declared the best comic narrative to have ever existed second only to DC’s Crisis on Infinite Earths. 

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2015 issue of Marvel’s Secret Wars includes multiversal superheroes

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Who is Expected to Direct MCU’s Avengers: Secret Wars?

With Destin Daniel Cretton already at the helm of major projects such as the Shang-Chi sequel, The Kang Dynasty, and Wonder Man, there is no news of who will direct the sequel movie, Avengers; Secret Wars. Kevin Feige had made it clear at the San Diego Comic-Con that the Russo Brothers are not associated with the film in any capacity though Marvel is infamous for subverting and keeping things closely under wraps until the final chimes of the midnight hour.

Kang and the inevitable Secret Wars
Kang and the inevitable Avengers: Secret Wars

The Kang Dynasty is expected to help bring Phase 6 to a close with a 2025 slated release followed by a sequel Avengers film in November of the same year. Kang the Conqueror who will play the major and quite possibly, the primary antagonist of Phase 5 was first introduced in the Disney+ series, Loki. Jonathan Majors who will return in his role as Kang in Quantumania has confirmed that the one in the film is a different multiversal Kang than the one appearing in the series. The extent of his powers and reach and what motives drive him leading to a climactic war with the Avengers remain to be disclosed.

The Kang Dynasty will premiere on 2 May 2025.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Written by Diya Majumdar

At 25, Diya Majumdar is inching closer to getting to the bottom of every film and television's history in existence. Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, DU, her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema, with almost 500 published articles on Fandomwire. She is a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh and boasts of being an avid painter of all their troubled works. If she’s not writing or painting, Diya can often be found in tattoo parlors across Delhi or on rooftops at 3 am listening to music.