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Kevin Feige and Ryan Coogler Address Secret Wars Rumors

Rumors have run rampant that Ryan Coogler is the frontrunner to helm the highly anticipated Avengers: Secret Wars but now Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige and the director himself have addressed it.

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Speaking to Variety, Feige spoke about his love of working with Coogler, whose next film is Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Feige went on to note that the pair have had “conversations” about a third Black Panther movie. However, when asked about Secret Wars, Feige said that while he would want Coogler to do anything, he hasn’t spoken to him about it.

“Well, I would want Ryan to do anything at any time because he’s a singular talent and a great person to spend years with,” Feige said. “But no, in all honesty, there’ve been no conversations. We’ve not spoken to him about Secret Wars.”

Additionally, Coogler also directly commented on the Secret Wars speculation by saying, “That’s crazy.”

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Secret Wars is the sixth installment to the blockbuster Avengers films. It is expected to conclude Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 6 and The Multiverse Saga. Fans have long been awaiting news of a potential live-action adaptation of the iconic comic book series, which sees various Marvel heroes and villains being taken by a cosmic entity known as The Beyonder, where they then fight it out on a planet called Battleworld.

Unlike Avengers: The Kang DynastySecret Wars currently has no director attached to it yet. Following The Kang Dynasty‘s theatrical debut on May 2, 2025, it will shortly be followed by Avengers: Secret Wars on May 1, 2026.

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