Following the success of Loki and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Michael Waldron looks to be in line for another high-profile Marvel property. This time he has been brought on board to write the upcoming Marvel film Avengers: Secret Wars for Marvel Studios.

Secret Wars will have its own director and Marvel Studios' president Kevin Feige as its acting producer. Avengers: Secret Wars was part of the massive unveiling of the future phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe at this summer’s San Diego Comic-Con, including its release date 5 November 2025.

It is reported that meetings for the writer job for the film took place last month, and while a number of writers met, many believed Waldron was the frontrunner given how much trust the studio has in the writer. Waldron has been on a roll with the studio during the past year, starting with last year’s hit Loki series for Disney Plus. Waldron served as the executive  producer and showrunner on the series, which was so popular it became one of few Marvel series to receive a second-season renewal. Production on Season 2 is underway.

On the film side, Waldron wrote one of Marvel’s bigger movies in post-pandemic times with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The film bowed in May and has grossed more than $950 million at worldwide box office. Waldron also is developing and writing Feige’s secret Star Wars film for Lucasfilm.