And then the real deal after the jump!
So, on one hand: I can’t believe I completely missed this entire announcement. On the other hand though: an amazing looking sequel to one of my favorite games of 2014? Hell yes.
Gimmicky as all hell. Most likely pandering to the hardest of the hardcore basement dwellers. You know what? Good for you,
Marvel Fox & Ryan Reynolds for going for it. This is like 50% going to be a giant turd but if you can make me laugh at the tail end of a :60 spot that’s a pre-promotion for 11 more days of further pre-promotion…I’m giving you the benefit of the doubt.
After the jump, the (or, more likely, one of) posters of the movie.
Marvel, never one to leave well enough alone while also subscribing to H.L. Mencken’s maxim of “Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public” has announced a sequel to its fairly decent mega-crossover from ’06-’07, Civil War, which had “fundamentally shaken the bedrock of the Marvel Universe in new and completely unforeseen ways”(i.e. no it hadn’t).
Creatively titled “Civil War 2: Even More Civil”, bald B. Brian Blair non-impersonator Brian Michael Bendis sez, “The original CIVIL WAR is one of the most important Marvel comics ever, and we are all very excited to have come up with what we hope is a story worthy of the title,” echoes Bendis. “If you are scared of earth shattering Marvel events where no one is safe…be afraid, be very afraid.”
I think they should have gone with their original idea, CYBILL WAR, in which actress Cybill Shepard acquires the Infinity Gauntlet and proceeds to re-write history by placing herself in every award winning film and stage production since the dawn of mankind and the heroes of the Marvel Universe have to unite one more time to stop her cosmic menace.
Meanwhile, issue #9 of the greatest Marvel crossover of all-time, SECRET WARS, has been tentatively schedule to hit shelves 1 month before the inevitable heat death of the universe.
Jubilee! Psylocke! Archangel! A size changing Apocalypse! I didn’t like First Class, Days of Future Past was pretty solid but man…this looks sweet. I can’t wait to watch this in 5 years when it hits Netflix and my kids are somehow taking a nap at the same time.