December 7, 2023

Earlier this yr, Marvel delayed its Avengers: Secret Wars launch date to Might seventh, 2027. That was after the writers went on strike however earlier than the actors’ strike began. Marvel was nonetheless engaged on some productions earlier than the actors introduced their strike. Deadpool 3 is one instance. Neither strike is resolved, which is able to certainly result in a number of MCU delays for Phases 5 and 6. Which means Secret Wars will virtually definitely miss that Might 2027 premiere date.

However we do have a doubtlessly thrilling improvement for the MCU’s subsequent Endgame-like film that may wrap up the Multiverse Saga. Apparently, Marvel desires Sam Raimi to direct Avengers 6, which is an fascinating selection, to say the least.

Earlier than I inform you extra, you must know that some spoilers would possibly observe under.

Lengthy earlier than Marvel confirmed that the MCU was heading to a Secret Wars finale, brothers Anthony and Joe Russo appeared in a number of rumors linked to Avengers 6. On condition that they have been chargeable for the back-to-back Infinity Warfare and Endgame successes, they appeared like the apparent option to direct Secret Wars.

The Russos repeatedly denied their involvement, however that was nicely earlier than the latest developments within the trade. With The Kang Dynasty and Secret Wars probably seeing delays, Marvel would possibly be capable of select whichever administrators it desires for these large tasks.

There’s no indication that the Russos would possibly return to the MCU for brand new Avengers films. Simply that the strikes will influence everybody’s schedules. The following delays might at all times let Marvel work with the Russos once more. Not that the success of future Avengers films hinges on the involvement of the Russos. No MCU venture must be caught with a director or author. If something, a extra numerous crew behind the digicam might enhance the MCU going ahead.

It’s not nearly Spider-Man variants showing in Secret Wars

There’s no denying that superhero film followers will likely be thrilled to listen to that Sam Raimi would possibly return to the MCU after directing Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity. That’s what Marvel insider MyTimeToShineHello mentioned on Twitter/X.

It’s unclear who the leaker’s sources are. However they reportedly confirmed that Sam Raimi is Marvel’s best choice to direct Secret Wars.

When you’re acquainted with Secret Wars rumors, that the film would possibly function practically each Marvel character who has appeared in a Marvel superhero film, whatever the studio that made it. Which means the X-Males might present up in Secret Wars, with a Deadpool 3 rumor claiming Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is perhaps one in all them. Even Spider-Verse characters would possibly seem in Avengers 6.

Extra fascinating are the non-MCU Spider-Man variants. They already popped up within the MCU through No Approach Dwelling. However Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield displaying up in Secret Wars might imply that Sam Raimi would get an opportunity to work with Maguire once more after his Spider-Man trilogy.

Nonetheless, there’s no indication that Sam Raimi and Marvel have inked a brand new deal. And it’ll be fairly some time till Marvel has to make any Secret Wars bulletins.

Additionally, let’s not neglect that Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity wasn’t nearly as good because it might have been. And this has nothing to do with Raimi’s directing. Marvel should be certain that Secret Wars has an important screenplay earlier than it duties any director with delivering the image. Possibly a script that doesn’t contain months of reshoots, which is one thing Raimi confirmed for Physician Unusual 2.

I’ll additionally be aware that delays from the strikes might give Raimi extra time to get higher acquainted with the MCU earlier than having all of the MCU heroes pop up in a single image he’d be directing.

Lastly, I ponder whether Sam Raimi would direct only one Avengers film or two. I’m not counting The Kang Dynasty right here. Rumors say that Secret Wars is so large that Marvel might want to break up it into two components. However that Avengers 7 title is but to turn into official.