Avengers: Secret Wars has found its writer in Michael Waldron, the writer behind two recent Marvel Studios projects.
Earlier this year, Marvel Studios hired Rick and Morty scribe Jeff Loveness to write the screenplay for Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. Now, Deadline has revealed the writer of The Kang Dynasty‘s follow-up Secret Wars, as Michael Waldron, another Rick and Morty veteran, has been brought on board to write the project for Marvel Studios.
Michael Waldron officially joined the Marvel Studios family in 2019 when he was appointed as the head writer of the Disney Plus series Loki. Following the critical and commercial success of Loki, Waldron wrote the screenplay of Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which grossed $955.8 million at the worldwide box office.
Avengers: Secret Wars was one of the biggest Marvel Studios projects announced during San Diego Comic-Con in July 2022. The project is currently scheduled to hit theaters in 2025, the same year as The Kang Dynasty, but the projects have two different creative teams that will be working in sync. Destin Daniel Cretton is directing The Kang Dynasty but Secret Wars does not yet have a director.
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“In Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,’ Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba), fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda.”
Directed by Ryan Coogler from a script he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever stars Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Tenoch Huerta, Martin Freeman, and Angela Bassett.
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