Tom Brevoort a écrit:“Steve has been kind of lining his dominoes up around the Marvel Universe to be able to make his move and bring about a Hydra revolution, a takeover. At the point of ‘Secret Empire,’ they are ready to go. That’s the moment we hit as we go in.”
Aboutissement des intrigues développées par Nick Spencer dans ses séries Captain America : Steve Rogers et Captain America : Sam Wilson (voir la revue Panini All-New Iron Man & Avengers pour en savoir plus), l'événement Secret Empire débutera aux U.S.A. en avril 2017 par un #0, qui sera suivi à partir de mai par une mini-série en 9 épisodes.
Les dessinateurs Steve McNiven, Andrea Sorrentino, Leinil Francis Yu et Daniel Acuña se relaieront sur la partie graphique.
Ci-dessous, une page de Secret Empire #1 par Andrea Sorrentino :
Tom Brevoort a écrit:We are done with the covert portion, the buildup portion of the program, ‘Secret Empire’ if the pyrotechnics, the big Michael Bay blockbuster, huge colossal struggles and battles across the Marvel Universe, with all of our key characters and players taking on a big role.”
“Where not one, not two, but three separate events break out all at once. Cap, as head of S.H.I.E.L.D., is able to mobilize forces to all three of those situations. And those three situations represent Hydra’s first move. It comes off the blocks explosively right from the get-go,”
“If you are going into this story not knowing how it’s going to go, yeah you should have some misgiving about [a happy ending], because it’s a really ridiculously awful situation he is in. It might not all be fine.”
“We’ll definitely see an impact on our new, younger generation of heroes, a huge turn for them, a Watergate moment for them,”
“They will have to grapple with what this means and reset their heroism… You don’t want it to be bleak and miserable, you always want to have hope and be uplifting, and that’s the aspect of this story where the other characters in the Marvel Universe have to kind of come together for.
Axel Alonso a écrit:We’ve just come off of ‘Civil War 2’ and ‘Inhumans vs. X-Men,’ two big, dark events that had heroes fighting against heroes, over somewhat defensible positions. This is very much more an old school story. You will know who the good guys are and who the bad guys are. This is not heroes fighting heroes, this is heroes fighting a bad guy,”
“We saw this moment as our chance to rally the entire Marvel Universe, which has been fragmented of late.”
“We saw this as the rallying cry, where we could have everyone — Avengers, Guardians, Defenders, X-Men, Spider-Man, Deadpool — all rally against this thing and unify the universe into the future,”
“When we made the decision to have Cap’s memory rewired, thus that he would be come a Hydra agent. You would have the most trusted superhero in the Marvel Universe become a super villain. You don’t do something like that without considering what a huge story it is. You understand you’re teeing up a huge story and that’s what this is.”
par Le Doc