Even though it’s still over 3 years away from hitting theaters, there’s no shortage of rumors out there about the plot of Avengers: Secret Wars. With the script still under construction by Michael Waldron and no director officially on board at present, it’s best to consider any and every one of those rumors as nothing more than fun discussion points for the time being, including a new one from Heavy Spoilers that establishes an interesting parallel to the events of Avengers: Endgame.
According to the YouTuber (via Twitter), Avengers: Secret Wars will put its own spin on the time heist that was central to the plot of Avengers: Endgame. The rumor alleges that rather than traveling to “key points” in the timeline of the MCU, as in Endgame, Secret Wars will see the heroes “traveling to key universes” within the Multiverse. Should this end up being accurate, it would seem to indicate that the 2026 saga-ender will be heavily inspired by Jonathan Hickman‘s 2015 comic book event of the same name.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness gave MCU fans a taste of a few alternate Earths, including Earth-838 which introduced John Krasinski‘s Reed Richards, Anson Mount‘s Black Bolt and Patrick Stewart‘s Charles Xavier as members of the Illuminati alongside Variants of Haley Atwell‘s Peggy Carter, Chiwetel Ejiofor‘s Mordo and Lahsana Lynch‘s Maria Rambeau. Dream walking Scarlet Witch made sure there wasn’t much there to go back to, so if the rumor pans out, it’s likely Waldron is busy populating some new Earths with some interesting new characters for 2026!
Of course, the Endgame time heist was all about collecting the Infinity Stones necessary to defeat Thanos, so could bopping around the Multiverse be about putting together the Multiversal Avengers that are rumored to be a key factor in Secret Wars? If so, who could be leading the Multiversal excursion!? Again, we’re in rumor territory here, which makes for some fun speculation as we wait for some sort of official word from Marvel Studios.