Ever since the conclusion of Avengers: Endgame, there has been tons of internet chatter about where the Marvel Cinematic Universe will go from here. From Norman Osborn and Doctor Doom to Kang the Conqueror and Galactus, fans have been desperately digging for any sort of clue about how the next MCU “big bad” will be.
With the MCU being as wide open as it’s been since its inception, the possibilities are quite literally endless for Marvel Studios, as they now have the benefit of having iconic characters such as the X-Men and the Fantastic Four under their umbrella.
And according to a recent rumor, Marvel Studios may flex on us all by taking their newly wide-open cinematic universe to a place it’s never been before: Battleworld.
“Our intel says that Marvel is in the early stages of developing a Secret Wars movie, based on one of the most famous comic book arcs in the company’s back catalog. All we know so far is that it will definitely be happening, but not until at least Phase Six or possibly even later. There are also whispers of the studio wanting the Russo brothers to direct given their previous success, and while they seem to be done with the MCU for now, they have admitted that Secret Wars could bring them back into the fold.” [via We Got This Covered]
Secret Wars, originally released in the 1980s, sees dozens of the heroes and villains in the Marvel universe transported to a distant planet called Battleworld that is stocked with alien technology and weapons and are forced to fight.
While a cosmic entity called the Beyonder is the one responsible in the iconic comic arc, We Got This Covered‘s sources say that in the MCU version, Doctor Doom — who has been rumored to be a major player going forward — will be the mastermind.
Wherever the MCU ultimately goes from here, it will have massive shoes to fill, as Avengers: Endgame not only lived up to its decade-long hype, but it went on to become the highest-grossing movie of all time.
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