When they hear the words “Secret Wars” with relation to Marvel Comics, most fans’ minds go back to the 1984 superhero crossover story that’s perhaps best-remembered for being the event during which Spider-Man acquired the black symbiote suit and brought it back to Earth with him.
There was a follow-up to the event, titled Secret Wars II, but this focused primarily on the Beyonder, the being that arranged the original Secret Wars, and is obviously not as well-recognized. A third crossover, simply titled “Secret War” (without the “S”) exists as well.
Marvel recently filed a trademark for “Secret Wars” in relation to videogame products. The trademark covers everything from software to game media like cartridges to specialized hardware to sunglasses.
Naturally, the first things our minds went to was the possibility of a Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3. Following this train of thought, we looked up the trademark for the original Ultimate Alliance, and that was filed by Marvel (not Activision, who published the game), too.
Of course, this doesn’t necessarily mean Secret Wars will be a Marvel Ultimate Alliance game. There’s also the fact that the Secret Wars chronologically took place well before events like Civil War (the crossover used for Ultimate Alliance 2’s story), which means it would require some major shaking up unless MUA3 is to be a prequel.
What else do you suppose it could be?