Marvel Studios has been quite strategic in hiring writers from Rick and Morty‘s writer’s room that has quite a bit of experience in the realm of science-fiction and multiversal storytelling. With the current new direction, it makes sense to get those writers that have talent in it. We had Michael Waldron tackle Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Jeff Loveness, who is currently promoting his film Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the writer shared just how different his experience was, especially in the fact that he was able to work on this film on his own. While he does point out that Marvel has “a lot of cooks” and even praises Paul Rudd’s additions through his improv skills, but highlights that he got to write this film on his own.
[…] I come from the TV world where sometimes there’s just too many voices in the room. Some things kind of get lost at the table or everyone wants to get out that day. So it’s actually really rare and really exciting to be the only main writer on this, because I got to drive some weird ideas in there. And obviously, with Marvel, there’s a lot of cooks in there, and every actor and every person is going to have their own thoughts. But once again, I secretly got to write a huge weird movie all by myself, and that doesn’t happen a lot with these types of movies. Jeff Loveness
Marvel Studios has actually been taking a new direction with most of their current films being from a singular writer, as most of their past projects were involved with a variety of projects. They commonly had multiple rewrites for their scripts and ongoing changes during production, but Loveness got a chance to tell a multiverse storyline that was very much his own.
It seems that just the fact he got to write the base script for Quantumania on his own. Even as critical reception was surprisingly harsh, his work did persuade Marvel Studios to have him tackle the script for their first big Avengers film in quite some time.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter