Last month, Marvel Entertainment announced that their expansive comic book universe will all come to an end with the Secret Wars series, set to debut this May. The eight-issue Secret Wars will bring the entire Marvel universe together in a new realm known as BattleWorld, and it will also spawn a number of "side series" and "mini series," one of which was announced today, entitled A-Force, the first all-female version of The Avengers. Take a look at the official details in Marvel's official press release below, then read on to see how this may affect the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
This May, beginning in Marvel's Secret Wars, the Avengers are no more! Within the Warzones! of Secret Wars, a brand new team will lead the way. A-Force Assemble! Marvel Comics reimagines the Marvel Universe in one of the largest shake-ups to the Avengers mythos. So who are the Marvel powerhouses taking center stage? Here's what series co-creator G. Willow Wilson had to say in a statement, announcing the A-Force lineup.
"She-Hulk, Dazzler, Medusa, Nico Minoru and other fan favorites, will take charge. We've purposefully assembled a team composed of different characters from disparate parts of the Marvel U, with very different power sets, identities and ideologies."
And there came a day, a day unlike any other, when Earth's mightiest heroines found themselves united against a common threat. On that day, A-Force was born-to fight the foes no single Super Hero could withstand! Their glory will never been denied! Heed the call, A-Force Assemble!
Since the Marvel Cinematic Universe is already mapped out through Phase Three, the A-Force announcement shouldn't affect the MCU immediately, but there is still much we don't know about Phase Four. Since the contracts for all the current Avengers (Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo) are essentially winding down, it's possible that this Avengers team may give way to the A-Force, after the two-part adventure Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Avengers: Infinity War Part 2, which closes out Phase Three.
Naturally, this is all speculation at this point, but it has already been rumored that the Avengers lineup will change drastically after Avengers: Age of Ultron, but they will all likely come back for the two-part Infinity War adventure. After that, it's anybody's guess. Would you like to see A-Force in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Let us know what you think, and take a look at the first artwork from this upcoming comic book below, including the first issue cover and a better look at the brand new hero known as Singularity.