After years of teasing, Valiant has announced specific details around it’s major crossover event “Harbinger Wars 2,” which starts in May of 2018, though will feature some build up in the months leading up to May. Helmed by writers Matt Kindt (“X-O Manowar,” “Mind MGMT”) and Eric Heisserer (“Secret Weapons,” screenwriter of Arrival) with art handled by artists Tomas Giorello (“X-O Manowar”) and Raul Allen (“Secret Weapons,” “Wrath of the Eternal Warrior”) “Harbinger Wars 2” will be used to reshape the landscape of the entire Valiant Universe in 2018, much like its predecessor “Harbinger Wars” did in 2013.
“Harbinger Wars 2” will serve as a direct follow-up to the publisher’s upcoming “Secret Weapons” event, which is set be released on June 28, 2017, and is also written by Heisserer with art by Allen. As per the latest teased images, “Harbinger Wars 2” will feature match-ups between some of Valiant’s most recognizable characters such as Livewire vs. Bloodshot and X-O Manowar vs. Harbinger’s Peter Stanchek. Livewire, the lead character in “Secret Weapons,” appears set to play a large part in “Harbinger Wars 2.” In addition, per the teaser, it appears that X-O Manowar will also be making his return to Earth after sometime spent off world, as in Kindt’s “X-O Manowar” series that began earlier this year.
“Harbinger Wars 2” should arrive a few months prior to the release of Valiant’s first feature film Bloodshot,which also will be written by Heisserer with first time direction provided by Dave Wilson for Sony Pictures. Sony’s five-film timeline of Valiant films, which includes both Bloodshot and Harbinger, is set to eventually culminate in an adaptation of Valiant’s original Harbinger Wars event that will crossover both franchises on the big screen.