Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania writer Jeff Loveness will also write Avengers: The Kang Dynasty

Ant-Man 3 Writer to Pen Avengers: The Kang Dynasty

Ant-Man 3 writer Jeff Loveness will also write Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.
According to Deadline, the 33-year-old screenwriter will pen the upcoming Avengers sequel which will focus on Kang the Conqueror – a Marvel villain that’s about to be re-introduced in Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania. Kang made an appearance in a slightly different form in the recent Loki series.
The film was unveiled during Marvel’s recent San Diego Comic-Con panel and will bring an end to Phase 6 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe on May 2, 2025, alongside Avengers: Secret Wars which will debut a few months later on November 7, 2025.
Destin Daniel Cretton will direct The Kang Dynasty with Marvel boss Kevin Feige as executive producer.
Although plot details remain firmly under wraps, it seems like a good idea to get Loveness on board.
After all, with Loveness writing the upcoming Ant-Man sequel, he’s going to get a pretty good handle on Kang the Conqueror… and that’s sure going to pay off when it comes to writing The Kang Dynasty. The Kang in Ant-Man 3 is also much more menacing as seen in a new trailer that premiered exclusively to folks who attended D23.
Loveness is perhaps best known for his work on the hit animated sci-fi show, Rick and Morty, and has written a number of hit episodes, including The Vat of Acid Episode as well as the Season 5 premiere, Mort Dinner Rick Andre as well as the season finale, Rickmurai Jack.
Who Will Be the New Avengers in the MCU?Marvel won't release another Avengers movie until the end of Phase 6 in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. Who will join Earth's Mightiest Heroes at that point? Let's break down the most likely candidates.<b>Wong</b>
In the absence of Tony Stark and Steve Rogers, it’s fallen on Benedict Wong’s character Wong to become the glue that holds the MCU together in Phase 4. Wong has appeared in many Phase 4 projects so far, from Spider-Man: No Way Home to Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings to, of course, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
It makes sense that we’ve entered Phase Wong of the MCU, since he’s inherited the mantle of Sorcerer Supreme from Doctor Strange. It’s his job to proactively defend the world from these new, emerging threats. And when the time comes for the Avengers to assemble once again, you can bet Wong will be right there bringing everyone together again.
Simu Liu’s Shang-Chi is practically guaranteed to join the Avengers in Phase 6. For one thing, we already saw him summoned by Wong at the end of 2021’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. For another, Avengers: The Kang Dynasty is also directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. We doubt that’s just a coincidence.
Shang-Chi is certainly an asset to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, now that he controls the mystical Ten Rings. The mid-credits scene in The Legend of the Ten Rings hints at a deeper mystery surrounding these artifacts, one that could very well come into play in The Kang Dynasty. 
<b>Doctor Strange</b>
Wong may be Sorcerer Supreme now, but that doesn’t mean Stephen Strange won’t continue to play an important role in whatever version of the Avengers exists in Phase 6. He’s a superhero veteran now, and the Avengers need his expertise in both magic and the multiverse.
It’s worth remembering that Doctor Strange is currently in another universe, helping Charlize Theron’s Clea deal with the Incursion problem. It’s unclear if we’re going to get another Doctor Strange sequel before The Kang Dynasty but, either way, that tease in Multiverse of Madness is sure to pay off when the Avengers assemble to battle Kang.  
<b>Captain America</b>
Is any Avengers roster really complete without a Captain America? Fortunately, even though Steve Rogers retired to finally have his dance with Peggy Carter in the past, Sam Wilson has now taken up the shield as the new Cap. 2021’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier showed Sam reluctantly accepting that burden, and 2024’s Captain America: New World Order will chronicle the next step in his superhero evolution.
Can Sam be the inspirational team leader and figurehead Steve was? That’s a question we suspect The Kang Dynasty and Secret Wars will answer. We may even see Sam try to reform the Avengers in New World Order. But given that Marvel’s very next movie after Cap 4 is Thunderbolts, it seems the MCU won’t entirely be ready for an Avengers reunion.  
<b>War Machine</b>
After playing a supporting role in the Iron Man and Avengers movies, Don Cheadle’s War Machine looks to be coming into his own as a solo hero in Phase 5. Cheadle will star in the Armor Wars series, a show that will likely deal with Rhodey trying to prevent Tony Stark’s tech from falling into the wrong hands.
From there, it seems only natural that War Machine will be one of the characters to fill that Iron Man-shaped hole in the Avengers. He’s an experienced soldier who brings a lot of firepower to the table. He may not be the brilliant inventor Tony was, but that’s where our next Avenger comes in.
Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania will effectively kick off Phase 5 of the MCU, which concludes with the release of The Thunderbolts in July 2024.
Of course, this means Kang the Conqueror will be around for some time yet – at least until the penultimate film of MCU Phase 6. And that’s a few years away. Think of Kang as the new Thanos, with Jonathan Majors returning to reprise his role from Loki.
Want to read more about Avengers: The Kang Dynasty? Check out everything Marvel Studios announced at San Diego Comic Con and find out who Marvel’s New Avengers will be.

Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.
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