Earlier this month Marvel announced a new event for 2015, Secret Wars. Fueling huge speculation on the internet, Secret Wars quickly became the next theory for what Phase 3 of the cinematic universe would be, going as far as saying that it would even include Spider-Man. And what better way to bring two universes together? Secret Wars was an event in the 80s where the Beyonder hand picked a handful out of Marvel’s pantheon of heroes and pitted them against a hand picked crew of villains set outside of Earth’s timetable. Winner takes all.
Seems like a fun movie, right? And who knows, this may even still involve Thanos. Maybe he gathers all the Infinity Gems and sets up the Secret Wars himself? The Beyonder hasn’t been used in a long time, so this would make more sense. But Marvel throws a wrench in that plan by throwing a few more events into the 2015 mix: Civil War, Age Of Ultron Vs. Marvel Zombies, and Years of Future Past, all revisiting previous Marvel events. These were all announced at New York Comic Con last week, but that wasn’t the last tease Marvel gave us. Earlier this week Marvel released an image of possible a cover for Planet Hulk, the event that happened several years ago when the Illuminati (Charles Xavier, Doctor Strange, Namor, Captain America, Tony Stark, Reed Richards, Black Panther, and Black Bolt have all been Illuminati) launch Hulk into space, and he gets stranded on another planet.
This cover however, features many Hulks, and… Captain America with an axe?
This has me stumped. But since Secret Wars was announced to take place across the entirety of Marvel’s Multiverse, perhaps these are all just minor events taking place in the bigger event. And also, since Marvel may be bringing the current universe to a close and starting over with a New 52 styled reboot, this could be the event that tears all of Marvel’s universes apart and starts a new one! There’s really no way to know just yet, but it’s fun to speculate. I can’t wait to see what this brings!