MCU Phase 4: 10 Reasons Secret Wars Is A Genius Idea For Next Avengers Movie

And how does it link to Secret Invasion?

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With Avengers: Endgame set up to be nothing short of a three-hour, action-packed, tear-inducing masterpiece, it's little wonder fans have questioned what comes next. Although nothing has been confirmed, the stage appears to have been set for one specific follow-up - that of the Marvel classic known as Secret Wars.

Secret Wars revolves around the Avengers, Fantastic Four, and X-Men - as well as some classic extras - being brought into a distant galaxy to fight to the death for the amusement of The Beyonder, a malicious cosmic entity. The original eighties classic ends with Beyonder's defeat, but the comic also has a 2015 reimagining, wherein Doctor Doom takes the cosmic being's powers for himself and wreaks havoc on the multiverse, which could also find its way into a potential film.

Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus - the writers behind Infinity War and Endgame - stated in an interview they were interested in producing a screenplay adaptation of Secret Wars. With the Russo brothers having already mentioned their desire to transform the series into a film, the likelihood of this happening seems to only increase as time goes on.

So, should fans be anxious, or excited? It must surely be the latter, because the storylines possesses so much onscreen potential - especially with Markus, McFeely and the Russos at the helm.

10. It's A HUGE Crossover Event

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With Infinity War being such a large scale crossover, a good chunk of potential other comic source material suddenly seems a little lacklustre. While Marvel can't continually create bigger films forever, it seems only fitting that the next major MCU films attempts to at least get close to matching the expansive size of its predecessor.

This is one thing that Secret Wars accomplishes handily, with more or less every major Marvel character featuring in the series at some point or another. Watching all factions of superheroes come together to try and work out a way to survive the strange and hostile planet they are trapped on makes for some endlessly engaging viewing - as do the parts where we see how the villains, too, are faring.

Importantly, the scale also means Beyonder is the most epic villain the MCU has seen. Given he canonically swats Galactus away 'like a fly' it's safe to say the cosmic being will provide a similarly extraordinary opponent.


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