The next Avengers film has found its writer. Marvel has tapped Jeff Loveness to pen Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Marvel boss Kevin Feige announced Kang Dynasty during the studio’s San Diego Comic-Con presentation in July, with THR revealing days later that it will be helmed by Destin Daniel Cretton, the filmmaker behind Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Loveness is well acquainted with Kang, the time-hopping villain played by Jonathan Majors who is central to Marvel’s Multiverse Saga. Loveness is the screenwriter behind Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which counts Kang as its villain and is due out Feb. 17. A version of the character first appeared in the finale of Loki season one, where he went by the name He Who Remains.
Loveness rose to prominence as a writer on Rick & Morty, the popular Adult Swim animated series that has become a training ground for Marvel. Its alums include Jessica Gao, head writer of She-Hulk, and Michael Waldron, the scribe behind Loki and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Loveness shared an Emmy with the writing staff of Ricky & Morty in 2020
Avengers: The Kang Dynasty has a release date of May 2, 2025, and will be followed months later by Avengers: Secret Wars, slated for Nov. 7, 2025. No writer or filmmaker is known for that feature.
Loveness is repped by UTA, LBI Entertainment and Hansen, Jacobson.
Deadline first reported the news.