In a bold move, Marvel Studios has trademarked a number of titles for potential future movies. The plans cover the possibility of phase three and phase four of Marvel movies. Each of the phases will end with an Avengers feature film. The current phase will end with the Avengers Age of Ultron. While plans for these future movies are still unclear, there is some excitement building among Marvel Fans.
One of the new titles is Strikeforce Morituri. The comic series was subtitled: We who are about to die. The series was set in the distance future when earth is attacked by an alien race call the Horde. The Horde did not seek to conquer earth but rather to plunder its resources. The earth governments came up with a plan to create a defensive force that could repel the oncoming advances of the Horde.
The strategy surrounded the controversial Morituri Process. The process altered the cellular structure of recipient at the genetic level. The person would gain superhuman abilities when the process was completed. The drawback is that the Morituri Process was always fatal. Those who underwent the process were given 1000 days or less to live before the process destroyed their genetic structure and killed them.
The search for volunteers to join the newly formed strike force led to genetic testing for compatible recipients. Less than 5% of the human population were able to survive the process and gain the super human abilities.
The original experimental strikeforce members were killed in a raid against the Horde and created the need for a second generation team to take their place. The first generation became successful at slowing the advance of the Horde forces. The team was composed of six members and would likely be the basis for a Morituri movie.
Vyking: Vyking had the ability to absorb energy and redirect it at enemies.
Marathon: Marathon was given superhuman strength and endurance.
Snapdragon: Snapdragon had the ability to project bolts of plasma from her body.
Radian: Radian had the ability to project various levels of radiation into blasts.
Blackthorn: Blackthorn had the ability to cause chemical bonds to breakdown and cause elements to melt.
Adept: Adept had the ability to generate chemical substances at will and could produce various toxins and poisons as needed to attack the enemy.
These first generation heroes set the stage for the future of earth and their sacrifice paved the way for new strike force members to defend earth against the ongoing raids of the Horde.