While Marvel movie fans are preparing to see their favorite superheros duke it out on the big screen for the sake of privacy, Marvel comic book fans are getting ready to see another Marvel Civil War unfold.
With the nearing release date of Captain America: Civil War, more details on the very anticipated sequel to the story arc that tore the Marvel Universe in half have surfaced. The premise of Civil War II is as follows:
A mysterious new Marvel character comes to the attention of the world, one who has the power to calculate the outcome of future events with a high degree of accuracy. This predictive power divides the Marvel heroes on how best to capitalize on this aggregated information, with Captain Marvel leading the charge to profile future crimes and attacks before they occur, and Iron Man adopting the position that the punishment cannot come before the crime.
In this Civil War sequel we will see Iron-Man and his team fight against Captain Marvel and her team. The cover of the comic gives us a rather odd mix of teams.
On the left we see Iron-Man, Star Lord, and Captain America, and on the right we see Captain Marvel, She-Hulk, and Spider-Man. In between the two teams we can see the silhouette of the new figure behind this universe-splitting debate.
The teams will no doubt be a lot bigger than what we see now (a comic book cover can only show so much), but as to who is going on whose side is anyone’s guess. Is Star Lord’s crew coming with him to join Iron-Man, or are they also gonna see a big divide? Are Hulk and She-Hulk both on the same side? If they are, then that is one team I sure as hell will make I’m in. There’s no way I’m ending up on the bad side of those two.
The biggest question, of course, is: who’s gonna die?
The two top candidates, according to the writers, are Spider-Man and Human Torch, along with a much more likely mystery hero.
Who knows if this new Civil War storyline will ever make it to the big screen. However, if it does, I think it will be somewhere around the MCU’s 4th of 5th phase which means that half of the characters on that cover will be long gone.
More info on the Civil War II comic will come along as we get closer and closer to the release of Captain America: Civil War.