Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has revealed his thoughts about whether the Marvel comics storyline “Secret Wars” — which pitted plenty of superheroes against each other — will come to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
What is the ‘Secret Wars’ comic book storyline?
Per Digital Spy, the “Secret Wars” storyline ran from 1984 to 1985. It put all of Marvel’s superheroes and villains on a planet called Battleworld, where they were forced to fight as the entity The Beyonder watched over them. It’s one of the most historic storylines in Marvel comic book history.
Did Kevin Feige confirm ‘Secret Wars’ in the MCU?
Feige recently told ComicBook.com that he isn’t sure why people are talking about the storyline, but it’s a possible one to explore down the road.
- “I’ve seen those rumors as well. Why is everyone talking about that now? That’s what I want to know,” he told ComicBook.com. “I think one person writes about it, and then another person writes about it, and then everybody’s writing about it, and then it’s happening.”
- “‘Secret Wars’ is a great, giant crossover. There are a lot of great, giant crossovers that we could (adapt) — it’s the ongoing embarrassment of riches of Marvel Comics,” he said.
Would the Russo Brothers return for ‘Secret Wars’ story?
Joe and Anthony Russo — who directed “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame” — said in 2019 that they wouldn’t return to superhero films unless they got to make movies based on the “Secret Wars” storyline, according to ComicBook.com.
- “I feel like the mission of the Marvel Universe is to keep expanding and surprising people. Surprise them with casting choices, surprise them with story choices,” one of the brothers told ComicBook.com. “If we’re moving into this world of crossover events, certainly that affords opportunity for other large-scale stories from the books like Secret Wars — which was another favorite comic of mine as a kid.”