EXCLUSIVE: Following the success of Loki and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Michael Waldron looks to be within line for another high-profile Marvel property as sources tell Deadline day he is set to write Avengers: Secret Wars for Marvel Studios .
Timeline recently broke that Jeff Loveness was on board to write Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, following the particular news Destin Daniel Cretton would direct Kang Dynasty for Wonder Studios, and now both films have locked up their writers. Insiders add that Key Wars will possess its own director, though it’s assumed all parties will be in touch while the films are in development. Marvel Galleries president Kevin Feige will be producing.
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Marvel Companies had no comment on the particular Waldron news.
Like The Kang Dynasty, plot details are usually being kept under wraps. Avengers: Secret Wars has been part of the massive unveiling of the future phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe at this summer’s San Diego Comic-Con, including its November 8, 2025, release date.
Insiders say meetings for the job took place last month, and while a number of authors met, many believed Waldron was the particular front-runner given how much trust the studio has in the writer. Waldron has been on a roll with the studio room during the past year, starting along with last year’s hit Loki series for Disney+. Waldron served as exec producer plus showrunner on the collection, which had been so popular it became one of few Marvel series to receive a second-season renewal . Production upon Season 2 is underway.
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Upon the film side, Waldron wrote one of Marvel’s bigger movies in post-pandemic times with Physician Strange in the Multiverse associated with Madness. The particular film bowed in May and has grossed more than $950 million at worldwide box office. Waldron also is developing and writing Feige’s secret Star Wars movie for Lucasfilm.
He is repped by CAA and LBI Entertainment.