‘Avengers: The Kang Dynasty’ has its screenwriter set: Jeff Loveness (‘Rick and Morty’ ‘Miracle Workers’) who just wrote ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’.
This makes sense given the main supervillain in the new film — and Marvel’s Multiverse Saga generally — is Kang the Conqueror, the role Jonathan Majors (of HBO’s “Lovecraft Country”) introduced in “Loki.”
Since Loveness is already familiar with the character and what havoc he wreaks in “Quantumania,” it makes sense that he should write the next chapter in the story.
Loveness got his start writing for IFC’s “The Onion News Network” and for “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in 2011, per IMDb. He contributed to the Emmy Awards broadcasts in 2012 and 2016, as well as the Oscars in 2017 — all three of which were hosted by Kimmel.
After writing for Season 1 of the TBS series “Miracle Workers,” Loveness wrote several episodes of “Rick and Morty,” starting in Season 4. Other Marvel scribes, like Jessica Gao of “She-Hulk” and Michael Waldron of “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” also came from the animated series, per The Hollywood Reporter.
Loveness will be working on “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty” with “Shang-Chi” director Destin Daniel Cretton, who was announced shortly after Comic-Con ended.