After confirming the creative team of Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez earlier today, Marvel has published new comments on the upcoming “Civil War II” on its company website. Though details are still vague, the consensus at this point from the publisher is that while it’ll have similar overarching themes and goals as 2006’s original “Civil War,” the conflict itself will be separate than what originally drove Iron Man and Captain America against each other nearly a decade ago.
“The fun thing about ‘Civil War’ [was] that the issues involved not only divided the heroes, they also divided the fans, to say nothing of the creative people,” Tom Brevoort told Marvel.com. “The attempt was to craft the conflict so that each side held a valid and defensible position, so that a reader could fundamentally agree with either one side or the other, with neither being painted as absolutely right or absolutely wrong. While the issues involved are different, we’ll be taking the same approach to ‘Civil War II.'”
Bendis — who has a history with high-stakes Marvel events after writing “House of M,” “Secret Invasion” and “Age of Ultron” — said that “no one is safe” in “Civil War II,” along with praising the original story by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven.
“The original ‘Civil War’ is one of the most important Marvel comics ever, and we are all very excited to have come up with what we hope is a story worthy of the title,” Bendis said. “If you are scared of earth shattering Marvel events where no one is safe… be afraid, be very afraid.”
Though a release date hasn’t yet been made public, the Diamond Retailer Calendar mailed to comic shops this week suggested a May 2016 start date for “Civil War II,” the same month Marvel Studios’ “Captain America: Civil War” — inspired by the original comics story — arrives in theaters.
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