"Ultimate Spider-Man" writer Brian Michael Bendis and its sequel "Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man" penciller David Marquez are all set to bring "Civil War II" to the Marvel Universe in May next year.
Bendis talked about the "Civil War" sequel and his and Marquez's other title, "Invincible Iron Man", in an interview with CBR News.
"I was always part of the 'Civil War' DNA, as it were, and when [Marvel Comics] started thinking seriously about doing 'Civil War II', they called me right after they called Mark [Millar]," he said, "We started talking about it. I did say, 'Please let Mark and Steve [McNiven] know, because it's their book'. Steve and Mark were happy to not do it again. So we felt more inclined to take the reins."
When asked what exactly "Civil War II" would be about, Bendis didn't reveal much. "I'm not going to talk too much about who the players are," he said, "We are not announcing that yet. There's one image out of two people hitting each other, but that doesn't mean they're the main players of the book, by any stretch of the imagination."
After green-signaling Bendis and Marquez for the "Civil War II" project, Marvel posted new updates on the upcoming series on its website.
Though not many details have been disclosed, the publisher, Tom Brevoort, has confirmed that while the theme will be somewhat similar to 2006's "Civil War," the storyline that will lead to the events of "Civil War II" will be entirely different.
He said the conflict between Iron Man and Captain America will be due to different reasons that in the original, which released almost a decade ago.
"The fun thing about 'Civil War' [was] that the issues involved not only divided the heroes, they also divided the fans, to say nothing of the creative people," Brevoort told Marvel.com.
"The attempt was to craft the conflict so that each side held a valid and defensible position, so a reader could fundamentally agree with either one side or the other, with neither being painted as absolutely right or absolutely wrong. While the issues involved are different, we'll be taking the same approach to 'Civil War II.'"
"Civil War II" will arrive in May 2016, the same month "Captain America: Civil War" releases in theatres worldwide.