Avengers: Secret Wars is a movie project that will close phase 6 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and also the end of the multiverse storyline lasting from 2021 to 2026, called “Avengers: Secret Wars”. Multiverse Saga. However, it is possible that this 6th Avengers blockbuster will also be the final journey of the Avengers in the MCU, as they confront the evil Kang the Conqueror in an effort to protect their realities.
Will the Avengers team take a temporary break after the Secret Wars event ends? – Photo: Marvel Studios.
Along with The Kang Dynasty, the 5th Avengers movie, Secret Wars is considered Marvel Studios’ greatest ambition to break the records that Avengers: Endgame has made in 2019. To do that, the project closes. The Multiverse Saga will have to bring about the biggest-scale wars, with the most “huge” superheroes coming from across realities in the Marvel multiverse.
There have been rumors that Secret Wars will bring a lot of characters who have “quit” back to the big screen, including Tony Stark, Natasha Romanoff, or superheroes that used to be outside the MCU like the X-Men team. of 20th Century Fox or the Spider-Man variants that appeared in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
However, if Secret Wars can overcome the huge shadow of Endgame, this movie may also bring the most heroic ending for the Avengers, a climactic and worthy ending for the most famous team. Marvel’s second.
Secret Wars may be the end of the Avengers epic
Avengers will return at the end of MCU phase 6, with two blockbusters The Kang Dynasty and Secret Wars – Photo: Marvel Studios.
In essence, Secret Wars is a multiverse war and will bring together all the Avengers, both past and present and possibly future in many different realities. However, with such a large number of superheroes, Marvel will have to find a way to reduce the “number” according to the evolution of the war to avoid diluting the script of this blockbuster. Limited time has always been one of the biggest problems that filmmakers face. And if there are too many main characters in a project, each person will have very little “acting ground” to reveal their personality and abilities.
Secret Wars is also seen as an opportunity for Marvel Studios to say goodbye to many superheroes that have been with the MCU for many years, such as War Machine, Hawkeye, Hulk or Thor. The sacrifices of these characters will also match the future vision Tony Stark saw in the opening sequence of Avengers: Age of Ultron. That would also close the Avengers’ cycle of success, with the surviving members likely to leave the team temporarily in search of new adventures of their own.
In addition, if Kang really becomes the “last boss” of Secret Wars instead of Beyonder as in the original, it is likely that he will consider the Avengers as the agents that have caused a series of invasive phenomena in the MCU. Upcoming projects like Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania partly show that the villain already knows about the revenge squad. And they themselves have dragged his variants to the reality of Earth-616, putting the fates of all creatures in their universe in jeopardy.
This may bring up the issue mentioned in Captain America: Civil War: Is the Avengers a threat if not controlled by other authorities or organizations? If true, the temporary disbanding of this squad is completely grounded and possible, because the consequences of the multiverse war will be much more serious than what Thanos ever caused. .
The MCU has prepared a lot of potential alternatives to the Avengers
Marvel Studios is building a lot of new superhero squads for the MCU – Photo: Marvel Studios.
Phase 4 of the MCU has suffered a lot of “brick” because of the lack of connection between the odd movies. Projects like Moon Knight or Eternals currently have very little connection to the general plot of this cinematic universe. And that may stem from the fact that Marvel Studios is quietly building a series of other superhero squads that can replace the role of Avengers in the future.
Marvel Studios has confirmed the 5th phase will close with the blockbuster Thunderbolts – the team can be considered the opposite version of the Avengers, including members who are anti-heroes, former villains in the MCU. Under the leadership of the Winter Soldier, this squad will be completed and put into operation before the Secret Wars event breaks out.
In addition, there are two other small teams on their way to the MCU, including Fantastic Four (scheduled to release on February 14, 2025) and The Marvels (released on July 28 of this year). Each of these squads will have a certain role leading to the cosmic war in the 6th Avengers movie, although at the moment, those roles are still quite vague and not clearly depicted.
Thunderbolts will be a blockbuster that closes phase 5 of the MCU instead of an Avengers project – Photo: Marvel Studios.
In addition, although not yet confirmed, Marvel Studios is also quietly building a Young Avengers squad, with members like Kate Bishop, Riri Williams, Cassie Lang, Kid Loki or Kamala Khan. That’s not to mention other superhero groups like Midnight Sons, Defenders or West Coast Avengers, where characters like Moon Knight, Blade, Jack Russell or Elsa Bloodstone can fully develop their talents and roles.
Finally, it’s impossible not to mention the X-Men mutants, who will soon join the MCU after Disney acquired 20th Century Fox in 2019. Currently, Marvel Studios has brought a number of mutants into Earth-616. , along with the presence of Deadpool and Wolverine from a different timeline. It wouldn’t be surprising if, after the Multiverse Saga closes with the Secret Wars event, the X-Men will become the new central characters of the MCU and gradually replace the Avengers.
The appearance of a series of new squads will contribute to reducing the importance of the Avengers and even making them redundant in the MCU. After all, the ultimate goal of the Avengers is to protect the Earth, protect humanity. When so many superhero groups are formed with the same purpose, the existence of the Avengers will no longer be so necessary.
The Avengers movies are no longer a priority for the MCU
Multiverse Saga will only have 2 Avengers movies – Photo: Marvel Studios.
In the first three phases (Infinity Saga), the Avengers play an important role in the overall plot of the MCU. That’s why each of these phases has yielded at least one Avengers blockbuster, with The Avengers closing the first phase in 2012; Avengers: Age of Ultron released in 2015, late phase 2; and phase 3 offers a 2-part story with Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
However, this formula changed completely when the MCU entered the Multiverse Saga, when the Avengers were completely absent in phases 4 and 5 and only returned at the end of phase 6, with Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars. That shows that Marvel Studios is trying to reduce the extent of the MCU’s dependence on the Avengers movies.
Avengers blockbusters often get a lot of attention from audiences thanks to crossover events – when unrelated superheroes come together to fight a common enemy. However, phases 4, 5, and 6 are proving that the MCU doesn’t need the Avengers to do that, as such crossovers have become more frequent, through projects like Spider-Man: No Way Home or The Marvels.
The future of Avengers after Secret Wars
Avengers will still return in the future of the MCU, but with a lower frequency than the first 3 phases – Photo: Marvel Studios.
Currently, Marvel Studios is still quite tight-lipped about the projects in phase 6, and also the next phases of the MCU after the Multiverse Saga closes. However, if the Avengers go on a hiatus after the Secret Wars event, they can still return in the future, but with less frequency than the first 3 phases.
With the arrival of so many other squads, it wouldn’t be surprising if Marvel Studios decided to let the Avengers take a break from upcoming projects. After all, they also need time to invest in superhero groups like the Thunderbolts, Fantastic Four, X-Men or Young Avengers. That will help the MCU have more depth, variety and not be overloaded when the number of characters is becoming richer.
After having built a solid foundation for many different squads, Marvel Studios will have more options to develop the MCU. And when it comes to creating blockbusters like Endgame, or the upcoming Secret Wars, they can completely combine these squads together to bring the most exciting and epic battles. It is also the right time for the Avengers to return and continue to conquer the hearts of the audience as they have done for more than a decade.
Source: Marvel Studios, ScreenRant