Jim Shooter who wrote Marvel’s original event Secret Wars says that Marvel Studios has plans at making a live-action movie of the same event.
The creator was at the Megacon convention recently. He was asked about the possibility of Secret Wars becoming a part of MCU. Jim Shooter shared an anecdote about how a ‘money clown’ called him and offered him $10,000 to novelize the story. He also revealed that Marvel Studios tried to secure the rights of Secret Wars.
Shooter shared how a ‘money clown’ gave him a call. He added that he wasn’t an editor instead he was an executive of a property management company. This alarmed Jim Shooter and he realized that this might just be a fraudulent call. He declined the retroactive work-for-hire contract sent to him. David Bogart called him later and apologized for the previous call.
Jim Shooter said that he got a new retroactive work-for-hire contract with a sum of $10,000 but Shooter declined this offer. Jim Shooter added that Marvel Studios doesn’t have any documentation stating the ownership of the characters such as Titania, Beyonder, Spider-Woman, Spider-Man’s black symbiote costume, or any other character from Secret Wars. He went further and added that there was no need for Marvel Studios to pay him retroactively to use the characters. However, Bogart asked him to ‘keep the money dummy’ which he sure did.
Jim Shooter asked Bogart about making a live-action movie of Secret Wars. Bogart refused to share any information on that. This was certainly an indication that Marvel Studios is working on something related to Secret Wars.
Being one of the most rumored MCU projects, Secret Wars will be a treat to the Marvel fans. Especially after the ‘Infinity Saga’ ended with Avengers: Endgame. The movies spread across 23 movies and three phases. Infinity Saga introduced Infinity stones and Thanos along with becoming the final theatrical appearance of Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man and Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, who die in Endgame.
Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings is the upcoming offering from MCU later this year. Adapted several times in different forms, Secret Wars was last adopted in 2015. The epic event covered Multiverse which is how Loki concluded on Disney+. Spider-Man: No Way Home and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will also be a part of this Multiverse Mayhem.