Following the revelation of Avengers: Kang Dynasty at San Diego Comic-Con (alongside a bunch of other Marvel Studios content), little treats on the fifth avengers the film began to flow.
It started with the announcement of Destin Daniel Cretton joining the project as director and was quickly followed by Jeff Loveness writing the film. While fans know Cretton from his recent work on Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten RingsLoveness will be an unknown name to most MCU fans.
His first superpowered adventure with the franchise will be released next year with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumaniaand he has a resume that includes credits like Jimmy Kimmel Live! and rick and morty.
But what could hiring Loveness really mean for Kang Dynasty?
A funnier Avengers movie?
The tapping of rick and morty writer Jeff Loveness to face Avengers: Kang Dynasty for Marvel Studios, many believe this might indicate a funnier avengers film.
The screenwriter has only ever worked in the world of pure comedy with six episodes of rick and morty under her belt and 238 writing credits for the late night cornerstone Jimmy Kimmel Live!
This is unlike any other editorial team that has worked on a avengers film. avengers writer/director Joss Whedon and Infinite Way/Endgame Scribes Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely all had previous projects before coming to the MCU that had comedic elements, but all were genre-focused, with comedy being secondary to the overall experience.
Will the Kang Dynasty make you laugh?
It should be noted that while Jeff Loveness’ TV work has been in the comedic realm, he actually has Marvel experience, but not in the MCU. The writer has helmed a number of comic book projects with Marvel, but all of them have proudly displayed their funny bones as well.
So does that mean The Kang Dynasty will actually be funnier than any of the others avengers movies so far? In the past, these massive Marvel teams have had some fun times, but have actually been some of the most serious projects within the MCU (i.e. Thanos committed genocide against half the universe).
And that comedic bent makes sense for a movie like Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (the third movie centered on one of the MCU’s funniest heroes), but some may be skeptical that it could translate to a full movie avengers epic.
However, Kang Dynasty can be the perfect place to add humor. Just because the movie is funny doesn’t mean it won’t have high stakes and won’t deal with serious matters. And the arrogant conqueror of the multiverse at the center of this story may be the perfect villain to deliver some punchlines. With this effort, Kang might look funny but in an intimidating and scary way.
It’s worth remembering that the last time Marvel hired in the world of TV comedy, they struck gold with the Russo Brothers. Loveness is therefore in good company as he is introduced to the world of Marvel Studios.
Avengers: Kang Dynasty hits theaters May 2, 2025.