Avengers: The Kang Dynasty has secured Michael Waldron as its screenwriter. Waldron is best known as the showrunner and creator behind season one of Loki and the screenwriter behind Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
According to Deadline, Waldron is replacing Jeff Loveness, previously associated with the project, and will now pen both Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and its sequel, Avengers: Secret Wars. This development follows the conclusion of season 2 of Loki and aligns with Marvel’s trust in Waldron’s creative vision.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige will produce Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, which is part of a duo of upcoming Avengers movies. The shift to Waldron comes amid significant changes in the project’s development.
Destin Daniel Cretton, initially set to direct the film, stepped down to focus on other Marvel projects. Furthermore, the film’s direction is reportedly pivoting from Jonathan Majors’ Kang to possibly introducing Doctor Doom, reflecting ongoing adjustments in Marvel’s Phase 6.
The change in writers reportedly follows Loveness’ departure, said to be tied to his initial approach to the character of Kang in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Jonathan Majors’ legal issues have led Disney to reconsider its plans, raising questions about the future of Kang’s storyline in the MCU. Recasting Majors or modifying the plot to adapt to these circumstances are potential options.
Currently, not much is known about the plot of Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. With Phase 6 being delayed, it leaves ample time for development, which includes introducing potential new characters like Pedro Pascal’s Reed Richards in the Fantastic Four reboot.
Avengers: The Kang Dynasty is scheduled to premiere on 1 May 2026. Its sequel, Avengers: Secret Wars, is set to follow on 7 May 2027.