Marvel Teases ‘Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies’ & ‘Years of Future Past’

Earlier this week Marvel Comics teased the return of Civil War, an event that divided the heroes of the Marvel universe after the U.S. government passed the Superhero Registration Act – an act which required heroes to work under government regulation, rather than as vigilantes. But Civil War isn’t the only event Marvel will be bringing back. The company has now teased Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies and Years of Future Past.

Age_of_Ultron_vs_Marvel_Zombies_2015Age of Ultron was a multi-title Marvel crossover event from 2013 which imagined a world where the villain known as Ultron had taken over the world leaving superheroes struggling to survive. The event is not to be confused with the upcoming film from Marvel Studios, Avengers: Age of Ultron, which intends to show the origins of Ultron and the inevitable battle between him and the Avengers. Marvel Zombies was originally a limited series which ran from 2005 to 2006 and was meant as an else-worlds story. As the title implies, the story sees our favorite Marvel heroes turn into zombies. Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies (pictured right) will most likely pit these two universes against each other in what can be a fun battle between robots and zombies.

Years of Future Past on the other hand may serve as a sequel to the classic Uncanny X-Men storyline from 1981, Days of Future Past, written by Chris Claremont. The story is what inspired the seventh film in 20th Century Fox’s X-Men movie franchise, X-Men: Days of Future Past, which is now available on blu-ray and DVD.

Years_of_Future_Past_2015The teaser poster for Years of Future Past (pictured left) shows a young Kitty Pryde, a.k.a Shadowcat, surrounded by different incarnations of the X-Men and their villains in the background. The original story, Days of Future Past, focused on a future version of Kitty Pryde as she makes her way to the present to prevent her horrible future, in which Sentinels rule over humans and mutants, from ever coming to be. The movie version turned the focus on Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine. Judging from Marvel’s Years of Future Past teaser poster, Kitty Pryde will again be the story’s primary focus.

While no specific release dates have been set for these upcoming events they will all premiere in the Summer of 2015. With Civil War, Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies, and Years of Future Past all launching next year it seems that the Summer of 2015 will be a major one at Marvel Comics. Do these events peak your interest or do you just see them as the typical cash-grab? Feel free to let us know in the comments. In the meantime, keep looking out for more teases from Marvel Comics.