Marvel’s upcoming event story Civil War II promises the rise of a new Inhuman, though it comes at the cost of some familiar heroes. Helming the project are Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez and Justin Ponsor.
Civil War II pits Iron Man and Captain Marvel against one another following the discovery of an Inhuman who can predict the future. They can either choose to change the future or let the events unfold naturally as the Marvel universe goes to war against one another.
This news comes at a convenient time as Captain America: Civil War hits theaters two weeks from Friday. The story of Civil War II revolves around an Inhuman. A movie that is also part of Marvel Studio’s Phase Three, which is said to be delayed. Could this event be shaping both the team and story of the upcoming film?
Another interesting detail to take note of is the cover. The characters featured are Iron Man, Falcon/Captain America, Star Lord, Captain Marvel, Spider-Man and She-Hulk. Three of these characters are established in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and Spider-Man is making his MCU debut in Captain America: Civil War. We also know that Captain Marvel is another Phase Three title tentatively scheduled for 2019. Last but not least, is Jennifer Walters aka She-Hulk. Although there are no plans at this time for a She-Hulk movie, it doesn’t mean that Marvel won’t include her in Phase Four. Substituting the character for another superhero or heroine is an option, but seeing as Marvel has received constant criticism for their lack of female lead characters, I wouldn’t count her out just yet.
Marvel’s Civil War II will be available at comic book retailers and digital devices in July. Also be sure to check out the Civil War II Prelude aka Civil War II #0, which is part of Free Comic Book Day (May 7).
Check out the trailer for Civil War II below
The drums of war beat for the Marvel Universe this June, as the Earth-shattering CIVIL WAR II #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices with a jam-packed double-size issue! Blockbuster creators Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez and Justin Ponsor bring you a tale of hero against hero – and a Marvel Universe divided. A new power has emerged, one that can predict the future – for good or for ill. Standing on opposite sides, will the heroes use this new power to prevent danger before it happens? Or will they fight to allow tomorrow to unfold unaltered. Battle lines will be drawn. Lives will be changed. Heroes will fall. Do you stand with Captain Marvel? Or will you side with Iron Man? Choose your side!
Don’t miss CIVIL WAR II #1 – coming to comic shops and digital devices everywhere this June!
The writer of this piece is: Laurence Almalvez
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