While Avengers: The Kang Dynasty is losing its screenwriter , the sequel Avengers: Secret Wars doesn’t even have a director, despite rumors of Ryan Coogler in recent months .


Well, now the new episode of The Hot Mic will take care of updating us on this issue.

Jeff Sneider argues that Marvel Studios actually wants to turn to a filmmaker they’ve worked with before, and who boasts experience in the Marvel Cinematic Universe : they are therefore back to the man who started the entire MCU , namely Jon Favreau , but the Iron Man director is too busy with his Star Wars projects . Sneider argues that among the candidates there are Coogler himself (the two Black Panthers ), Sam Raimi (the second Doctor Strange ) and Jon Watts (the three Spider-Man), even if the latter had already given up on Fantastic Four to devote himself to something else.

It also seems that Destin Daniel Cretton ( Shang-Chi and the legend of the Ten Rings ) has proposed to direct the colossal, given that he will also The Kang Dynasty , but Kevin Feige would have declined the offer. He evidently prefers to entrust the two films to different filmmakers, perhaps also in view of any overlaps between the two productions. We’ll see.

Meanwhile, I remind you that Avengers: Secret Wars will be the final film of the Multiverse Saga , and will be released on May 1, 2026 .

Direction and screenplay

Avengers: Secret Wars will be written by Michael Waldron , the same as Loki and Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness . There has been talk of Ryan Coogler to direct, but there is no confirmation in this regard.

The previous film, Avengers: The Kang Dynasty , will instead be directed by Destin Daniel Cretton ( Shang-Chi and the legend of the Ten Rings ). The screenplay had been entrusted to Jeff Loveness ( Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania ), who, however, left the film. The release is expected on May 2, 2025 .

The previous Avengers

The Infinity Saga featured four Avengers films in the span of eleven years. Joss Whedon directed the first two, The Avengers and Age of Ultron , while Anthony and Joe Russo directed Infinity War and Endgame