The Coming War – Who’s With Who in Marvel’s Civil War II

While Kevin Feige and the Russo Brothers prepare everyone for Captain America: Civil War this May, comic fans will witness the beginning of another war in the pages of Civil War II. Marvel recently released two new teaser images, illustrated by Jim Cheung, of the summer event inspired by the Civil War series of 2006.

 

The teams in the images are as follows:

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Team Captain Marvel includes Spectrum, She-Hulk, Ant-Man (Scott Lang), Winter Soldier, Hawkeye, Blue Marvel, Medusa, Captain America (Steve Rogers), Vision, War Machine and Spider-Man (Peter Parker).

 

 

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Team Iron Man is backed up by Black Widow, Deadpool, Captain America (Sam Wilson), Hulk (Amadeus Cho), Hercules, Black Panther, Luke Cage, Thor, Miss America, Star-Lord and Daredevil.

 

The two factions are split after discovering an inhuman who can predict with near certainty the outcome of events. The choice to use his abilities to stop crime before it happens or not condemn those who have yet to commit a crime is what causes the splits between the heroes with Captain Marvel’s team on the side of “Change the Future” and Iron Man and friends on the side of “Protect the Future”. This time around, I find myself on Iron Man’s side of the fence due to the way our justice system works, innocent until proven guilty. I understand why preventing crimes can save many lives but the decision of one to commit a crime can change and they should not be held accountable for the likelihood of the action committed. Arriving on the scene of a crime before it happens as means to prevent harm or discovering evidence of a premeditated crime are not the focal points here. It is convicting a person of a crime that they did not commit. This is why I stand with those fighting to protect the future.

Now the teams listed above will more than likely evolve as the series progresses, just as the original event did the same; with heroes pushing boundaries that their teammates are not willing to follow. Other heroes like Spider-man (Miles Morales) and Ms Marvel (Kamala Khan), are not show above but will also play a role in the event as revealed in the various teasers already shown.

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Those may be aware of the lack of X-men on the roster. Marvel has announced their involvement in the event although it is not clear if the Homo-Superiors will be restricted to their own event series, Civil War II: X-men.

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Civil War II will kick off on May 7th, Free Comic Book Day. I for one am excited to see what Marvel has in store for its heroes.

 

Will you choose to protect the future or change the future?

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Matthew is a fan of numerous things; Disney being up there among his favorites. His love of Disney extends to his current collection obsession, Disney Infinity and the relating figures. Also an avid comic fan [Hypno Comics!] he enjoys catching up with his favorite writers and artists when able.

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