MCU fans are divided over Michael Waldron’s move to write Avengers: Secret Wars after the mixed response to Doctor Strange 2.
Marvel Cinematic Universe fans are divided over the screenwriter’s choice for Avengers: Secret Wars. While no director has been announced at the moment, it was recently revealed that Michael Waldron will be writing the screenplay for the highly anticipated crossover event, which will be the sixth installment in the Avengers series. Avengers: Secret Wars will be set after the events of The Kang Dynastywhich will be directed by Shang-Chi‘s Destin Daniel Cretton with a screenplay by Jeff Loveness.
Waldron has already established himself as a major force in the MCU after developing the Disney+ series loki. That show featured the introduction of Jonathan Majors as He Who Remains, a variation of the MCU’s next great villain, Kang the Conqueror. Loki‘s final episode continued the events of The Multiverse Saga moving. Waldron also wrote the screenplay for this year Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness after Sam Raimi boarded the project. He also writes Kevin Feige’s upcoming Star Wars project, after impressing the Marvel executives Loki was massively acclaimed by critics and fans alike.
However, it doesn’t look like fans are completely happy with Waldron boarding Avengers: Secret Wars. While some believe he is the right choice because of his previous MCU work, others have stopped writing after that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of madness. See what they say about this below.
Why MCU Fans Are Mixed Up About Michael Waldron
While Loki was well received by critics and fans, some viewers expressed disappointment with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Many were disappointed in the handling of Wanda Maximoff’s bow, when she went in from a misunderstood hero WandaVision to the main antagonist of the film. Others were frustrated with how Waldron dealt with the Illuminati, especially how they were quickly murdered by Wanda in one of the Doctor Strange 2‘s main action scenes. Considered a messier MCU movie, it seems Multiverse of madness could be proof that Waldron can’t quite handle a bigger MCU project. On the other hand, Loki showed his skill at working on a character-driven story alongside the shifting pieces of the multiverse.
Regardless of what fans think of Waldron’s dealings with many characters in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of madness, he has now been given free rein to create the MCU’s most ambitious crossover event yet. Nobody knows what Avengers: Secret Wars will be, but it will certainly be interesting to see what Waldron does with the material once The Multiverse Saga’s overarching story becomes clearer. Maybe he’ll prove all naysayers wrong in the end.
Next: Fantastic Four become the MCU’s greatest heroes (thanks to secret wars)
Source: Miscellaneous (see above)