Captain America: Civil War is not the only Civil War happening in the Marvel Universe this summer with the comic books set to revisit the famous story arc.
The premise this time, rather than a Superhero Registration Act, is that a new superbeing has come into the light that can predict the outcome of the future. Our favourite Marvel heroes have come to differing opinions on how this power should be used. Iron Man is once again at the forefront but a different Captain opposes him, Captain Marvel. Captain Marvel aka Carol Danvers wants to use this power Minority Report style in order to stop future crimes while Tony Stark does not believe that people should be put away before they have even committed any crime. Strange to see Mr. Stark on the more liberal side of the argument, huh?
Either way, not only will Iron Man & Captain Marvel face off, but each has their very own team of heroes with differing opinions that break down as follows:
- Black Widow
- Totally Awesome Hulk (Amadeus Cho)
- Thor (Jane Foster)
- Captain America (Sam Wilson)
- Miss America
- Luke Cage
- Black Panther
- War Machine
- Winter Soldier
- Captain America (Steve Rodgers)
- Monica Rambeau
- The Vision
- Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
- Blue Marvel
Written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by David Marquez; Civil War II is set to put comic book fans on opposing sides yet again. With two very varied teams Pro-Predictive Justice and Anti-Predictive Justice, it will be a very interesting read to see who is on which side and why. Remember, much like the first Civil War, there will be plenty of twists, turns, team switches and moral conundrums that will face more than just the heroes mentioned above. Normally you have Iron Man pioneering this technological advance, while Captain America opposes it in the name of civil liberties but not so this time. She-Hulk who is a defence attorney by day clearly wants to ease her work load and Spider-Man has had enough worries in his life to know how useful foresight would be. IT WON’T BRING GWEN BACK PETER!
The villains too who would be greatly affected by this. Even the anti-heroes! Imagine how difficult it would be for Deadpool, the Punisher & Venom to operate under a system that can predict when you were going to give someone a colonoscopy with a katana? Even if it’s for the right reasons.
Civil War II will debut in May 2016, just in time to piggy back off the popularity of Captain America: Civil War! The question is, Who’s side are you on this time?