Multiple news outlets are reporting that Marvel is planning a successor to Brian Michael Bendis and Steve McNiven’s Civil War storyline from 2006. A product of the company’s semi annual editorial retreat where storylines are planned out for years to come, Civil War 2 will apparently pit Iron Man against Captain Marvel and feature the death of a hero, as so many of these comic events now do.
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,” according to the synopsis. “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.
Civil War 2 kicks off in May. Not so coincidentally, Marvel’s feature film, Captain America: Civil War, will be coming to theaters that same month.