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ARE MARVEL PLANNING SECRET WARS MOVIE?

ARE MARVEL PLANNING SECRET WARS MOVIE?

Are Marvel Studios working towards a Secret Wars movie?

Jim Shooter seems to think so. At last week's Megacon, Orlando, the former Marvel Comics editor-in-chief and scripter answered a fan's question about the MCU with a tale of recent Marvel's approaches. Watch the video from Geekosity Mag, below.

In the video, Shooter says he received a retroactive work-for-hire contract and chatted with Marvel’s David Bogart in regard to him writing a Secret Wars novelisation. "This means you’re making a movie, right?" asked Shooter, to which Bogart replied, "Well, I’m not allowed to tell you that". "I think you just did," replied Shooter. 

1984-85's Secret Wars saw all of Marvel's major heroes and villains swept away from their regular adventures to a showdown on a remote planet under the control of an omnipotent enity known as the Beyonder. The record-breaking 12-issue mega-series, ostensibly set-up to sell a range of Secret Wars toys, saw many major events, such as the introduction of Spider-Man's symbiote black costume, Titania, a new Spider-Woman and She-Hulk replacing the Thing in the Fantastic Four.

If Marvel Studios were to attempt a movie version, the cast would very likely be different from the comic book's roster of the X-Men, Fantastic Four, the Avengers, Spider-Man, Doctor Doom, Galactus, Molecule Man and co, many of whom have not yet been taken on by Disney after they bought Fox, or have perished in the current timeline.

It remains to be seen as to whether or not Marvel Studios will take the plot beyond development but, contractually, they seem prepared.