It has been revealed that Marvel will kill off a major character in the summer event Civil War II. Not only will this character die, but it will be at the hands of another hero which will spark the sequel of this event.
The premise is as follows:
“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.”
The question is, of course, who does it but more to the point who will be the one to die?
Obviously, it’s not going to be Steve Rogers as Marvel will not strike lightning twice by killing him off again after just bringing him back in 2010. It won’t be Spider-man for almost the same reason and Iron Man and Captain Marvel look safe as they will both be on opposite sides in this event if you go by the proposed cover.
So, who could it be? Here are some possibilities.
Or more like Jane Foster as Thor. She has been dying from cancer for some time and who is to say that the story line won’t be written to a point that she suffers so much she asks someone to mercifully let her die by way of euthanasia, which could create its own set of moral dilemmas for heroes? I wouldn’t exactly rule out her committing suicide either but, it’s so not in character for most Marvel heroes to do nor (if you base it on what was said above) would the character who dies do so at the hands of another hero. My only thought is that this death wouldn’t create shockwaves or news headlines, but then nobody stays dead either.
Amadeus Cho is now the Hulk, so Bruce Banner isn’t doing too much nowadays. And with most of the world still distrustful of him (or more likely Doc Green), I wouldn’t put it past Marvel to find a character that still has an ax to grind with Banner and put him down once and for all…or at least until the next Hulk movie.
This is dependent on a few things: 1. the outcome of the ending of Secret Wars (which drops this week and is very, very late) and 2. what is going on in his book. If anyone has been reading it, the realm of magic has been under attack for a while, Stephen Strange has been caught in the middle, and there are indications that those close to him may be responsible. Could this lead to his death in Civil War II?
What better way to tie one Civil War event to another than by killing yet another Captain America? If you want to look at it from a purely statistical point of view, Captain America Sam Wilson hasn’t had great numbers. The series debuted at number 31 (and 52 since both one and two came out the same month) in September and has fallen to 89 in December. So, I wouldn’t be too surprised if the Powers That Be decide that this is the time to take Sam off the board for this event…and Steve Rogers is the one that does it.
This one may be a HUGE long shot especially since T’Challa will be in the upcoming Civil War movie as well as getting his own film in 2018. But since death is never permanent, he can die now and return by the new movie. What’s the possibility that, because of his stance in the last Civil War event, T’Challa (who also hasn’t had a solo series in a long while) becomes the target and is killed? Something else that makes this a long shot is the fact that a Black Panther series is set to begin this year… unless Panther is the one who pulls the trigger. I mean come one, he did try to kill Namor last year!
Let’s face the facts that Marvel hasn’t been too keen on doing anything with the Fantastic Four comics since 20th Century Fox more or less butchered the last films that they have done. While I am not certain that Marvel would want to have another FF member featuring in another comic event so soon after Secret Wars, let’s consider that Reed Richards and the Illuminati did a lot of “God play” leading up to Secret Wars. Again, who is to say that Steve Rogers may be the one responsible for this?
Yes, this may be in direct contradiction of what I said above, but the more I think about it, the less I trust the cover. First off, when the rumor came about, one of the first images we got was this:
Now that we are learning more about the event, we have this:
So, if Sam isn’t safe, Carol isn’t either. Plus, as you can see, Sam Wilson APPEARS to be on the same side as Iron Man!
There are some many other possibilities that Marvel may have in mind so if you have any, we would like to hear your theories as well.