Marvel Will Release A ‘Civil War II’ Comic Ahead Of ‘Captain America: Civil War’

Just in time for the release of Captain America: Civil War in theaters next May, Marvel will have a comic book tie-in hitting store shelves.

The comic book publisher confirmed to they will be releasing Civil War II tentatively in April 2016, but it will look a lot different from the movie, as Captain America will be played by Sam Wilson AKA Falcon, as he is the current Captain America in the comics. Civil War II will see a different writing team this time out, with Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez replacing the original team of Mark Millar and Steven McNiven.

The original Civil War series, of which the new Captain America film is loosely based on, pitted Captain American and Iron Man against each other over the Superhero Registration Act. It’s unclear what will split the two allies apart this time out, but it is sure to be quite different than whatever happens in the movie. Still, with the original Civil War being such a popular event for Marvel, releasing a follow-up so close to the release of a new movie is some pretty savvy merchandising.



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