Written By Admiral Duke For DisFanReview.com
Since New York Comic Con a lot of speculation has been bandied about in regards to MARVEL Comics SECRET WARS event due out this summer. Many had speculated that this would bring about the end of MARVEL's Ultimate universe. Many others speculated that SECRET WARS would have such far reaching implications as to even have a major effect on the MARVEL Cinematic Universe. All of which seems like a distinct possibility.
What was absolutely solidified in todays press conference was that SECRET WARS will be a reboot of sorts. Bringing to an end nearly 15 years of Ultimate Universe Continuity and over 50 years of classic MARVEL Universe continuity. What will we end up with? Well, it's hard to say, but if the internet rumors are to be believed the result will torpedo any possibility of MARVEL comics having any correlation with MARVEL character films NOT made by MARVEL Studios. In short, MUTANTS will be no more.
With all of these factors being present, there is the distinct likelihood that the MARVEL Comic Book Universe that emerges from the SECRET WARS event will either strongly resemble or actually be the MARVEL Cinematic Universe. If indeed that were the case, it would mean that all MARVEL Comic Book stories would be cannon in a shared universe with the films. Much in the same way that MARVEL and Disney have recently aligned the STAR WARS comics and film universes as one cohesive whole. We of course will begin to see what will happen when SECRET WARS begins this May.