Jeff Sneider, generally knowledgeable on these matters, claims that screenwriter Jeff Loveness left Avengers: The Kang Dynasty , and that that split happened before the writers’ strike even .
We do not know the reasons for this decision, assuming that the rumor is true. Loveness had written Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania , received coldly – when not with open hostility – by audiences and critics: who knows, maybe the lackluster success of the film prompted Marvel Studios to look for another screenwriter.
As far as we know, Loveness hadn’t yet completed a draft of the script, but it’s likely that he at least had an idea of the story. We’ll see if her abandonment will be officially confirmed, and – if so – who will be hired by the House of Ideas to complete or restart the work. With the strike underway, however, it will be necessary to wait some time for this to happen.
The Kang Dynasty will be released on May 2, 2025 in the United States, while Secret Wars – the final film of the Multiverse Saga – will arrive on May 1, 2026 . We will keep you posted.
RUMOR: Hearing that screenwriter Jeff Loveness is off AVENGERS: KANG DYNASTY… and that he fell off prior to the strike.
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) May 19, 2023
Direction and screenplay
The script for Avengers: The Kang Dynasty was initially assigned to Jeff Loveness ( Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania ). The film will be directed by Destin Daniel Cretton ( Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings ).
Avengers: Secret Wars will instead 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 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