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We’ve been wondering what post-Secret Wars would be like for the X-Men and now we have a better idea.
Awhile ago Marvel’s Editor-In-Chief, Axel Alonso, commented on the future of the X-Men and it caused wild speculation.
The X-Men office is taking the opportunity of “Secret Wars” to build an entire new world for the characters — to create a shared universe within the X-books that’s set off by a huge event/incident/surprise. At that point, they’re going to introduce a new team that feels unlike anything you’ve seen before. It’ll be… “extraordinary.”
This led to many (myself included) thinking that the X-Titles might be spun off into their own universe. I would be okay with that idea. To me, the X-Titles have always been their own thing anyways. The X-Titles and MU Proper existing in separate corners and barely interacting.
But according to Bleeding Cool, it’s not a separate universe but a separate planet the X-Men will soon be inhabiting.
I’m still on board with separating the mutants from the rest of the MU, with the Inhumans getting more of a push then it makes the mutants redundant. But I’m not on board with this idea of a planet.
There’s a couple issues with it.
So they take all the current mutants (convienantly after making the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver into not-mutants so they can remain behind) to this planet, what about future mutants? There won’t be anymore born on Earth? They’re leaving all those future babies behind?
It also leaves Marvel an easy way to bring the mutants back to Earth after they get the rights back to the X-Men from Fox.
Obviously this is just early speculation as there are no hard facts revealed yet. But I’m not looking forward to it if this is the upcoming direction. The creative teams will really have to be stellar for me to get on board (like Jonathan Hickman for example).
But I have a feeling the new X-writer will be Rick Remender.