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Secret Wars Theory Perfectly Explains How Kang Brings Back Deceased Former Avengers Via Time Travel to Fight the Current Avengers

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Avengers: Secret Wars is a story that had been a saga of a multiversal battle of epic proportions. Written by Jim Shooter, the comic book series is a 12-issue compilation that came out between May 1984 and April 1985 and featured a crossover event unprecedented in the history of Marvel comics.

MCU Secret Wars
MCU Secret Wars

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As the Marvel Cinematic Universe dives headlong into the multiverse and time travel, it becomes not only important to revisit the central theme of what Secret Wars entails but crucial, too. It could mean the return of some of the fallen for an epic showdown against Kang the Conqueror, who is definitively being set up as the primary antagonist of the Multiversal Saga.

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Secret Wars and a Journey Into the Past of Marvel Comics

During a renaissance in the comic book world, Jim Shooter had been weighted with the extraordinary responsibility of bringing together a story that would make Marvel hip again. So Shooter proposed “one big story with all the heroes and all the villains in it” (as requested by the fandom’s kids). When the limited comic book series had been published by Marvel Comics, it immediately skyrocketed to the levels accorded to divinity because of its vision and scale.

Kang The Conqueror
Kang The Conqueror — the primary antagonist of the Multiverse Saga

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However, the 12-issue series of the mid-80s only incorporated the Beyonder and his Battleworld with heroes and villains from the mainstream Marvel universe. The 2019 revival issue of Secret Wars was the only one that began etching the story into the multiverse. With Marvel Cinematic Universe doing the same, it is now only a matter of time before the looming threat of battle becomes a tangible reality and the heroes will need all the help they can get. And here is where time travel and Marvel’s Legion of the Unliving come into play.

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How Legion of the Unliving Sets Up the Return of Tony Stark

In the original comics, a misfit and dysfunctional team of villains had been crafted by Kang under the advice of his future self, Immortus. They were to lead the team into battle with the Avengers in their timeline and destroy them, enabling the big bad to cease control of all time and become all-powerful. However, the plan consisted of using variants of the deceased Avengers such as Iron Man, Black Widow, and Quicksilver by pulling them out from the timeline moments before their death and bringing them into the future to fight their contemporaries — and thus becoming Legion of the Unliving.

Marvel's Legion of the Unliving
Marvel’s Legion of the Unliving

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Although the group achieves some form of success with their mission, it is not enough to hold them under the control of Kang as they eventually turn against him and help the Avengers instead. The primary focus of the entire plot is the return of the beloved heroes who are now gone and Secret Wars and the Multiversal Saga provides a perfect opportunity for the return of RDJ’s Iron Man aka Tony Stark along with Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow.

Avengers: The Kang Dynasty will premiere on 2 May 2025 followed closely by Avengers: Secret Wars on 7 November 2025.

Source: The Direct

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 more than 900 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.