EXCLUSIVE: Marvel Announces Civil War II Creative Team

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In October, Marvel Comics sent out a postcard that seemed to be teasing Marvel Civil War II. The postcard showed Iron Man swinging back for a punch while trying to pull away Captain America's shield.

Now, Marvel Comics has confirmed to ComicBook.com that the series is coming, and the creative team is Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez, who are currently the creative team on Invincible Iron Man since the series' post-Secret Wars relaunch. The announcement was made in a calendar sent to retailers as a promotional item.

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Despite the fact that it appears on the "April 2016" page, the comic might not be launching then. They're not announcing the start of the series at this time, but it would be fairly shocking for it to not at least start in May, when that little movie Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6, 2016. If you look carefully, there's a small "May 2016" in the bottom right corner of the image we've received from a retailer, but that appears to just be the next month in small form, common for calendars.


Regardless, we now know for a fact that Civil War II is coming, and Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez are taking the reins. While it's a successor to the original Civil War series, which saw Iron Man and Captain America falling on opposite sides of a political issue, whether superheroes should be forced to reveal their identities and register, there is at least one major change: Captain America is no longer a title held by Steve Rogers, with Sam Wilson now in the role. They're likely to be fighting over something different, as well - as they will be in the film.