Report Claims Avengers: Secret Wars Is Too Big for One Film and Will Be Split Into Two

Marvel is believed to be looking into the possibility of splitting Avengers: Secret Wars into two films. One of them will be released in the yet-tobe-announced phase 7.

Avengers’ Secret Wars might be delayed for Marvel fans. Marvel Studios is reportedly in talks about splitting the superhero epic that is set to release in two films. This would delay the second half until the seventh phase.

According to Inside the Magic credible insiders have stated that Marvel Studios is reconsidering how best to release Secret Wars. One plan is to split the next Marvel Cinematic Universe movie into two films. If this is the route Marvel chooses, Secret Wars Part II as well as the conclusion of the Multiverse Saga would be delayed by “a couple of years.” In February 2023 there were rumors that Marvel Studios might make the forthcoming blockbuster film into two parts. These rumors have been floating online since February 2023. Disney and Marvel Studios have yet to respond to the rumors. Avengers: Secret Wars is currently scheduled to hit the big screen on May 1, 2026.

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Avengers: Secret Wars was announced at 2022’s San Diego Comic-Con and are likely to be a direct sequel to Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. While plot details for the upcoming Avengers sequels are under wraps, Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange is believed to have an antagonistic role in The Kang Dynasty. Strange is now a major player in The Multiverse Saga, with the character’s recent film, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, seemingly setting up the Secret Wars storyline. The film’s closing credits scene in 2022 spoke of an imminent “incursion,” a term pulled from the 2015 Secret Wars comic book storyline that is used to describe two worlds that are about to collide. Michael Waldron is the screenwriter for Avengers. Secret Wars.

Marvel Is Focusing on Quality Over Quantity

The first three seasons of the MCU — referred to collectively as The Infinity Saga — was generally well-received by both reviewers and fans alike However, the exact opposite couldn’t be said for the recently concluded Phase 4, which received mixed reviews. Marvel Studios has reportedly been reviewing its slate, with a greater concentration on quality, and less quantity following “internal criticism” regarding Phase 4. Although it isn’t confirmed, this new commitment to delivering the highest quality product is likely to be the reason Marvel is considering breaking up Avengers: Secret Wars into two separate films and also extending The Multiverse Saga through an additional phase. This decision has already affected Echo and Ironheart as well as Agatha and the Coven of Chaos.

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Who will be the one to oversee secret conflicts?

At the moment there is no director involved in Avengers: Secret WarsShang-Chi director Destin Daniel Cretton is currently slated to helm The Kang Dynasty but is not expected to be the director of Secret Wars. Anthony and Joe Russo, who directed Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, are also not in the running to direct the sixth Avengers movie. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Its Ryan Coogler was rumored in late 2022 to have been employed, but he swiftly denied the rumors and called the rumors “crazy.” Marvel is yet to reveal the name of the director who will be in charge of Secret Wars.

Avengers: Secret Wars is scheduled to hit theaters on May 1, 2026.

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