Avengers: Secret Wars has reportedly found its screenwriter in Michael Waldron, reports Deadline. The writer, best known for his works on Loki, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and Rick and Morty, was the front-runner among the group of writers who were part of an insider meeting last month. There is currently no director for the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 6 film, which serves as the final story in The Multiverse Saga. Avengers: Secret Wars is slated for a November 7, 2025 release date.
Plot details are scarce, but if we were to refer to the 1984 12-part comic series, Avengers: Secret Wars could introduce a new villain named The Beyonder. Fascinated by the presence of superheroes on Earth, the entity selects a group of heroes and supervillains and teleports them to a new planet called Battleworld. Filled with alien weapons and technology, the realm serves as a field for select characters to battle each other simply for the entertainment of The Beyonders. Killing enemies will give the winners everything they want. Of course, the MCU is in a very different place, and Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors) is more likely to be the villain.
Canonically, the group of heroes would include the Avengers, members of the Fantastic Four, and solo heroes Spider-Man and Spider-Woman. Fantastic four will be released about a year earlier in November 2024 – the first entry into MCU Phase 6 – and will be directed by Matt Shakman (WandaVision).
According to Deadline , Avengers: Secret Wars will “have its own director” instead of piggybacking on Destin Daniel Cretton to direct the sequel. The Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings filmmaker was recently hired to direct Avengers: The Kang Dynasty , due out in May 2025. It even found a writer last month in Jeff Loveness, who just finished work on Ant- Man and the Wasp : Quantum Mania.
Avengers: Secret Wars will hit theaters on November 7, 2025 and close out the MCU’s Phase 6, the final section of The Multiverse Saga.