Although Avengers: Endgame concluded the Infinity Saga, it obviously isn’t the last time we’ll see our beloved Avengers. In fact, we’ll be seeing a lot more of them sooner in the Marvel Cinematic Universe rather than later. According to a new rumor, not only is Marvel in the midst of planning their next Avengers film, but they intend to have the movie set up an entire trilogy of Avengers sequels. Specifically, it appears they plan on adapting the Secret Wars storyline.
This rumor comes via scooper Moth Culture on Twitter. As such, we should still take the news with a grain of salt. But considering that Secret Wars is a fan-favorite storyline from the comics, it’s more than likely that Marvel would have to adapt it at some point. Especially with the Infinity Saga out of the way.
Here’s what Moth Culture specifically stated:
“(Avengers: Secret Wars) decisions are heating up, with early drafts having the story coming as a trilogy. Ideas are massive, with Marvel planing the three parts to be filmed back-to-back.”
It’s worth noting that previous Marvel Cinematic Directors Anthony and Joe Russo, who directed some films as Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame, could also return for this new trilogy. While they have currently left working within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there’s always a possibility that the promise of Secret Wars could bring them back into the fold. In fact, Joe Russo has stated previously that the storyline is one of his favorite comic stories from his childhood. As such, the two are no doubt eager to work with such an adaptation.
Ultimately, we’ll have to wait and see what happens. But it’s worth noting that Secret Wars would certainly be the biggest Avengers film yet in terms of characters and scope. The original storyline featured a wide variety of both superheroes and villains, including entire teams like the X-Men. A newer take was released in 2015 which saw superheroes from separate universes coming together in battle. With films like Spider-Man: No Way Home, this take is looking increasingly likely.