(Warning — the following contains possible GIANT, HULKING SPOILERS for future issues of certain Marvel comic books, including the forthcoming Civil War II. Proceed with whatever level of caution that suggests is prudent...)
Now, while Captain America: Civil War may be getting the lion's share of the headlines, it isn't actually the only internecine-y superhero battle we're set to see this year. Marvel Comics, y'see, is set to hold its very own superhero smackdown event, Civil War II — and from the sounds of it, things are going to get messy.
What's more, from the sounds of this recently emerged rumor...
We Might Well Be Set to See Two Classic Avengers Die
In fact, if the rumor — delivered to the world by intrepid NeoGaf-er Boogie Woogie — is true, it'll actually be the deaths of the two Avengers in question that'll directly lead to the conflict (itself set to be a face-off between Captain Marvel and Iron Man over the former's use of a character with the power to see into the future).
In Boogie Woogie's own words:
"The guy who can see everything in the future? He's an Inhuman named Homer. I shit you not. No code name, no Inhuman moniker, just Homer.
"Homer helps the heroes beat some big bad and Captain Marvel takes the opportunity to start using Homer to solve future crimes.
"OFF PANEL, both War Machine and She Hulk die fighting Thanos as Carol learned he was landing on Earth to try to get the Cosmic Cube again thanks to Homer.
"Tony swears revenge on Carol for getting Rhodey killed, while Jennifer lies dying on a table, her last words urging Danvers to keep using Homer to look into the future, even though she's, you know, dying."
Yup, that's right...
If That Rumor Is True, She-Hulk and War Machine Are Going to Die
Which, on the one hand, makes a whole lot of sense — and seems to fit into those plot elements that have already been teased by Marvel. After all, with War Machine having a close personal history with both Captain Marvel and Iron Man, and both he and She-Hulk having sided with both Iron Man and Captain Marvel in the original Civil War, there'd be plenty of emotional resonance to go around.
On the other hand, it's typically worth taking any rumor of that sort with a massive handful of salt — especially when it features the death of a major character currently appearing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In other words? Your guess is as good as mine.
Speaking of which...
What do you think?