Marvel Editor-in-Chief on 'Civil War II': We Wanted to Force Readers to Take Sides

Axel Alonso explains the controversial themes behind the series with ABC News' Michael Rothman and Walter Hickey.
2:40 | 01/05/17

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Just elaborate we wanted the marvel universe you want an event. That with structured around a tough issue a complex issue a challenging issue that would force readers to take sides. And then Caroline and Tony the front two characters of incredible resolve and intellect who would who would. Find root in one of those positions. And I think Carroll is so much we're adjusting because as Brian says. She she stuck with it she just a military background she showed the resolve and determination. To see just through most of what to make the tough decisions she made a grown up decision. You know it's for her to rest where their own conscience when the story's over you'll understand. But that's what we US adults I think that's one of the interesting things in part of the legacy of of the civil war two that is its impact on the young characters is. They watched the adults now they have to ask themselves. Is this what we want to be. Com and that sought to cap the whole of the adults that it's an understanding that adults have to make adult decisions and what is my past conduct piecing the champion spoken any number over the books were watching after an. And adding on to that affect C I'm glad you spoke first. In a piggy backing on what everybody else that you mentioned earlier that the consensus in this book in the middle with that we have to stop this. And that's a really resonated with me right or wrong and I can't help but feel like it solves the a microcosm of society today was that. Right or wrong whatever side you're bond. Is the escalation is the problem becomes a problem at some point it becomes net becomes this this thing that's. This is the problem I don't know what this is what this this thing is. And it's not the sides we need to work together figured out comic down and that really just like stuck with me looking over and over again and it kind of you know connects to everything that everyone said here and it does. I don't Elliott yeah. Part by the candidates but the real war metaphor of the core of what we're doing here at what point. That's profiling become wrong. If there point two Jacobs wanted as justify the means you know that was certainly one of the things among many others she threw touching upon in this in this story. Yeah I mean any trips usually when that wind axle had our first conversations about the story. We thought. This would resonate to the although the opinion by I think the walls eight were surprised. I'll months. Yet it was did not we cannot be. This divided as that the that that people will die there's. Down into the I had to fight their fight it's as both sides have. This is nice to reflect that. It thought that through heroic.

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