You’ve read artist Steve McNiven’s statement on the Civil War delay, and you have probably searched out other comments on the one month hold up of Marvel’s biggest event. Now Editor Tom Breevort weighs in, making a statement of his own. Comicbook Resources has a full interview with Breevort at their site.
The reason for the delay is to ensure that we’ll be able to finish this project with the same creative team that we began with, and at the same quality level we’ve maintained so far.
And not that anybody will believe me when I say this, but these delays aren’t at all because we’re changing the story “Armageddon 2001”-style. There are some elements that are shifting around-hence the new 11th issue of “Front Line,” but that’s simply an issue of us having more elements on the canvas than we have space for in the remaining pages. But the ending that you will read will be the same ending we spent two days coming up with at our editorial retreat back towards the end of ’05, the one that Joss Whedon visited briefly. Sorry, conspiracy theorists!
via Comicbook Resources (link)