Aug 10, 2009

CCC09: X-Men Panel

Marvel's X-Men panel at Chicago Comic-Con interviewed Jim McCann, Chris Yost and Craig Kyle of "X-Force," and Jason Aaron, writer of "Wolverine: Weapon X". This is interesting, guys! X-Force is addressed very often, and so is the future of X-23 and also her sexual life =) With Daken! Also New X-Men characters are mentioned.

"There's a character from the New X-Men days called Wither. Seline seduced him, cuz she likes the youngin's, Other resurrected characters share a trait with him. "There's a lot of death, which might be surprising coming from us," Yost joked. "This is one of two big stories that X-Force is telling. [...] Kyle said that "Necrosha" would "reward the fan and what they want to read," saying that one could just read "X-Force" but will "get a richer story" by buying the crossover books.What's up with Hope? "Elixir knows," Kyle said, and that answer will be revealed. "A little sooner than you might think," Yost added.

"Coming out of Messiah Complex, the team was X-23, Wolverine, Warpath, and Wolfsbane," Yost said of the X-Force's composition and acknowledging there were criticisms of the blade-focused debut group. "We knew we wanted Archangel, and we needed a van, something to carry them around. So we got Vanisher." He noted that the team continues to evolve, with Kyle adding that Domino was added to lighten the mood. "We didn't want this to just be the most violent, depressing book you've ever read--we also want you to laugh," he said. Kyle concluded, "Deadpool is coming. He's on his way." [...] As to the fact that X-Force's mission to the future nearly led to Boom-Boom's death, Yost said that some of this would be addressed in this week's issue. "Wolverine and Cyclops are going to have their little face-to-face, and Wolverine will explain very simply that he didn't like it." Cyclops will stress that he's fighting for the future of the entire race, Yost said. [...] New characters in "X-Force?" "There will be a big roster shift after Necrosha," Kyle said, "not all tragic." In addition to Deadpool, "over the next 15 issues or so you'll see a lot of new characters." [...] Prodigy in Necrosha? "He's still alive. For now," Kyle said. The writer added that, though "we love those kids," he and Yost felt it was time to step away from the characters.

Asked whether Deadpool mentioning X-29 in "Messiah War" was a joke, Kyle smiled thoughtfully before answering. "Here's the thing. Chris and I probably have less issues ahead of us with X-23 than we do behind us," Kyle said. He saw his and Yost's role as "going from the guys who effed her up to the guys who protected her." "We're going to do every story we fear is in her future now" to prevent bad stories in future. "We want to establish her so that when someone effs her up, you'll scream about it." He said X-29 was a joke by Deadpool, but may also be true. [...] Daken and X-23 will not have an incestuous sexual relationship, Kyle said, though a fan quipped that the writer just said he trying to tell all the potential bad X-23 stories. "That might be the one I don't tell."

"There are very very strong ramifications for the mutant community as a result of Dark Reign," McCann said, citing the current "Utopia" storyline. [...] There are no plans for a continuous story between the various X-books, McCann said.

"There's a team coming up with Doctor Nemesis and X-23," Yost said. "They're both very happy people," Kyle added.

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