Avengers: Kang Dynasty’ Enlists ‘Loki’ Creator Michael Waldron as Screenwriter

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Michael Waldron, the creative mind behind “Loki,” has been tapped to craft the screenplay for “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.” Already committed to writing the sequel, “Avengers: Secret Wars,” Waldron’s involvement underscores the continuation of the Multiverse Saga within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). These films are anticipated to follow a connected narrative, akin to the format seen in the two-part story of “Infinity War” (2018) and “Endgame” (2019).

“Avengers: The Kang Dynasty” is slated for release in theaters on May 1, 2026, followed by “Avengers: Secret Wars” on May 7, 2027. However, both films are currently without directors. Destin Daniel Cretton exited “Kang Dynasty,” leaving the studio yet to name a director for “Secret Wars.”

While the directorial roles remain unassigned, speculation swirls around the status of these films. Notably, Jonathan Majors has portrayed various iterations of the supervillain Kang in the Disney+ series “Loki” and the upcoming “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.” However, the actor’s future with Marvel hangs in the balance due to ongoing domestic abuse charges he’s facing.

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Michael Waldron has a substantial history with Marvel, having served as the showrunner for the first season of “Loki” and contributing to the screenplay of “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” which grossed an impressive $955 million globally.

Disney’s slate of MCU films is expected to slow down significantly in 2024, with “Deadpool 3,” starring Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman, being the sole MCU film scheduled for the following year.

Recent MCU releases like “The Marvels” have experienced lower box office numbers, possibly indicating viewer fatigue amidst numerous spinoffs, sequels, and TV series. However, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” performed well this summer, garnering $845 million worldwide.

The news of Michael Waldron’s hiring was first reported by Deadline, solidifying his prominent role in shaping the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.