If you have no idea why is everyone suddenly hyped up about this weird thing called 'Secret Wars' after 'Multiverse of Madness', we got you covered.
With fans being more confident than ever that Marvel is setting up the ground for 'Secret Wars', now would be the perfect time for those who have not read the comics to jump in and learn more about it.
'Secret Wars' is a 12-issue miniseries published in the mid-1980s that gathered a whole bunch of beloved superheroes under its umbrella. The whole thing about 'Secret Wars' is that it audaciously grabs the Avengers, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, and even solo heroes like Spider-Man and puts them in one setting – the so-called Battleworld.
This dimension is created by someone known as the Beyonder – a cosmic being that kidnaps superheroes and villains, making them fight against each other and declaring that the winners will get whatever they desire.
The main villain of the story is Doctor Doom, who ends up stealing the Beyonder's energy to become omnipotent.
In 'Secret Wars', there are about 40 characters that actively participate in the story, and the majority of them have already appeared in the MCU in a certain capacity. Up to this point, Marvel was yet to introduce the Fantastic Four and the X-Men into the MCU, but the events of 'Multiverse of Madness' clearly change the scenery, leading fans to believe that over the course of the years to follow we might actually get a 'Secret Wars' movie.
'Secret Wars' writer, Jim Shooter, signed off the rights to Marvel and said he believed that the studio was developing his comic series' adaptation. With the new hints in 'Multiverse of Madness', it is indeed likely that Marvel is eyeing yet another massive superhero crossover, although it is not yet clear whether it will be a part of Phase 5 or even Phase 6 of the MCU.