• Sam Raimi’s iconic Spider-Man trilogy makes him a strong candidate to direct Avengers: Secret Wars.
  • Avengers: Secret Wars will close out the Multiverse Saga, likely including several cameos from across the Marvel multiverse.
  • Raimi’s prior MCU experience in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness makes him a fitting choice for the multiversal Avengers movie.



Tobey Maguire Spider-Man franchise director Sam Raimi would be an excellent choice to direct Avengers: Secret Wars for a couple of key reasons that could help the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie succeed. Marvel’s Avengers movies have all ranked from good to downright amazing, with 2019’s Avengers: Endgame — the most recent entry in the team’s franchise — serving as the finale of the Infinity Saga, with Spider-Man: Far From Home as the saga’s epilogue. While there will be another film for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes — Avengers: The Kang Dynasty — before Secret Wars, all eyes are turned to the 2027 Avengers movie.

Like Endgame before it, Avengers: Secret Wars will be responsible for ending a major chapter of the MCU, with the movie closing out the Multiverse Saga. The MCU’s last couple of years have had some controversial releases, so it is imperative that Marvel’s upcoming movies and series are as great as they can be, putting the franchise back in the fans’ good graces before Avengers: Secret Wars comes around. The movie does not currently have a director attached to it, and Sam Raimi, who helmed Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man trilogy, has emerged as the perfect man for the job.


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Sam Raimi Wants To Direct Avengers: Secret Wars

The Director Has The Experience For The Role

Tobey Maguire in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man and an Avengers: Endgame poster

Not only is Raimi experienced in superhero movies, having directed Maguire’s iconic Spider-Man trilogy and recently joined the MCU with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but Raimi would love to be Avengers: Secret Wars‘ director. Raimi has been rumored to be the top candidate for the role for some time now, and the director has now directly addressed the rumors; however, Raimi did not provide the answer some fans were expecting. According to the Spider-Man franchise director, Marvel has not approached him to direct Avengers: Secret Wars.

That does not necessarily mean that the studio will not talk to Raimi about the position, which is currently vacant. Raimi would be excited about the opportunity to return to the MCU in such an anticipated project, saying, “They haven’t asked me yet. I hope they do.” Given how Avengers: Endgame was the MCU’s biggest success, even becoming the highest-grossing film in history for some time, Avengers: Secret Wars will have to meet or exceed extremely high expectations. Based on the historical status of Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy and how his only MCU movie almost crossed the $1 billion mark, Raimi would be a great fit for the daunting task.

Sam Raimi Could Bring In Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man To Help Save The Multiverse

If Raimi were to come on board as the director of Avengers: Secret Wars, then one of the most popular requests for the movie would be a near-guarantee of happening, which is Maguire returning one more time as his Peter Parker from the original Spider-Man movie franchise. The prospect of seeing Maguire and Raimi reunite to work on their version of the Spider-Man franchise within the MCU is amazing to imagine. Based on Maguire’s positive response to returning as Spider-Man, with the actor saying, “It would be a ‘yes!’,” his return in Avengers: Secret Wars is looking likely.

Avengers: Secret Wars is rumored to include several cameos from all over the live-action Marvel multiverse. The film can serve as both a goodbye to the MCU as it stands — thanks to reports that Avengers: Secret Wars will reboot the MCU — as well as all the Marvel live-action offerings that exist outside the franchise. As one of the most important actors in Marvel’s live-action history, Maguire’s Spider-Man return would be crucial. With Raimi on board, that would be secured, allowing fans to see exciting crossovers, such as Maguire’s Spider-Man and Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine teaming up, finally happen.


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Sam Raimi Has Experience With A Key Element Of Avengers: Secret Wars

Raimi Has Already Joined The MCU In A Multiverse Movie

Raimi is already part of the MCU. The director was responsible for 2022’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which is the biggest exploration of the multiverse — as it showed characters traversing different universes and touched on the concept of “incursions” — among the MCU’s movies so far. Given how Avengers: Secret Wars is all about the multiverse, Raimi is a strong candidate to direct the movie. As incursions are vital to the Avengers movie’s story, Raimi becomes an even stronger fit for the project.

Besides just the multiverse itself, Raimi’s handling of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness‘ cameos is also something that helps his case to direct Avengers: Secret Wars. While brief, the multiversal team known as the Illuminati played a key role in the movie. The cameos, which included John Krasinski as Reed Richards, Patrick Stewart as a variant of Charles Xavier, and more, were the most talked about aspect of the movie, and as Avengers: Secret Wars should feature the most characters an MCU movie has ever had, Raimi’s prior MCU experience would prove invaluable.

Avengers: Secret Wars

Avengers: Secret Wars is the sixth Avengers film and takes place during phase six of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. The film will see several heroes from the prior phases return and battle against a cosmic threat to rival Thanos, and borrows elements of the Marvel Comics event of the same name.

Release Date
May 7, 2027

Marvel Studios

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