When the deal between Disney and 20th Century Fox was publicly announced, fans started having a field day speculating about the endless possibilities of bringing most of the Marvel properties back together. For better or for worse, the speculation was a glimpse into the possible future of Marvel Studios that was incredibly hard to ignore. With the way they were able to pull off Captain America: Civil War, with all of those heroes on screen together and the way Avengers: Infinity War is being rolled out, what could they do with even more?
It isn’t just fans who are excited about what the future could possibly hold for not only Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but for Marvel Studios in general. Joe and Anthony Russo, directors of Infinity War, recently added fuel to the speculation fire by discussing Secret Wars.
For those not in the loop in terms of Secret Wars, here’s a quick breakdown. Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars is a twelve-issue limited series published from May 1984 to April 1985 by Marvel Comics, written by Jim Shooter. In the series, a cosmic entity called the Beyonder becomes fascinated with the superpowered heroes and villains on Earth. He chooses a group of them, both hero and villain, and transports them against their will to a planet he’s created called “Battleworld.” On this planet, the Beyonder proclaims, “I am from beyond! Slay your enemies and all that you desire shall be yours! Nothing you dream of is impossible for me to accomplish!” That’s when the battles ensue.