With Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever concluding Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the superhero franchise is now fully focused on the initiation of the fifth phase.
And while the next phase will include films like The Marvels (2023) and Thunderbolts (2024), tons of new projects are already lined up beyond 2023-24 that will ultimately fall under Phase Six of the MCU, one of which is the highly-awaited, Avengers: Secret Wars.
Recently, a new theory pertaining to Secret Wars has come forward, according to which, an ancient artifact from the comics that was presented in the 2022 Disney+ series, Ms. Marvel, is apparently going to be of the utmost importance in the final movie of Phase Six.
Ms. Marvel’s Nega Bands Are Rumored to Play A Major Role in Secret Wars
Avengers: Secret Wars is not only going to conclude Phase Six in the MCU but it will also mark the end of the Multiverse Saga. So, even though it is three long years away from its official release, it has certainly not deterred the Marvel fandom from concocting various possibilities and fan theories about how the film will play out and what all superhero characters will it be featuring.
One of the most prevalent fan theories with regard to Secret Wars is that the movie will be reportedly bringing back all of the MCU’s major characters from agents of SHIELD to the revival of Robert Downey Jr.‘s Iron Man to unite them all in what is anticipated to be an Avengers: Endgame-portal-like scene. And a new potential theory about how that will be recreated has come forward.
A famous YouTube channel named Heavy Spoilers has suggested that the Nega Bands seen in Ms. Marvel will play a pivotal role in Secret Wars, “with them being able to pull things across from other dimensions.”
Nega Bands are bracelets that lend a monumental amount of power to their users and were designed by the Kree Empire. And as per this new theory, they’re going to “pull across characters and resources” which will ultimately lead to “bigger things.”
Will Nega Bands Help to Create the Portal Scene in Secret Wars?
The prospect of Avengers: Secret Wars recreating the epic portal scene from the Russo brother’s Avengers: Endgame wherein all the famous MCU superheroes, friend and foe alike, formed an alliance to beat the intergalactic warlord, Thanos, is one of the most widespread theories being tossed around amongst the Marvel fandom. And as Nega Bands are said to transpose characters across different universes, they could very well help to set up the portal scene in Secret Wars.
The veracity of these theories, however, can neither be confirmed nor denied at the present moment, given there’s still a long way to go for Secret Wars.
On the other hand, the president of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, has hinted that he’s planning on surpassing the iconic “Avengers, Assemble” scene from 2019’s Endgame by creating various plot twists and the most epic storyline in Secret Wars. So, if we are to go by his word, then anything is possible.
Avengers: Secret Wars is scheduled to premiere on May 1, 2026.