Maybe Marvel Doesn't Hate the X-Men as Much as We Thought

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 - 8:34PM
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Tuesday, 29 November 2016 - 8:34PM
Maybe Marvel Doesn't Hate the X-Men as Much as We Thought
For a while now, we've been under the assumption that Marvel kind of hates the X-Men. Due to Fox owning the rights to make X-Men movies, a deal that is notoriously not a big moneymaker for Marvel, the House of Ideas has seemingly been pushing mutants out of their comic book kingdom for some time now, to the point where there were almost no X-Men comics left in publication. But for some strange and glorious reason, the X-Men seem to be back in Marvel's good graces.

Beginning in the spring, Marvel is bringing back the popular '90s X-Men Blue and Gold Teams in two new books, both of which are made up of classic lineups. There's no Beak or Stepford Cuckoos or any of those other characters that no one cares about. Instead, the new Blue Team is made up of the time-displaced original five: Cyclops, Beast, Iceman, Angel, and Jean Grey, who will be led by Magneto; while the Gold Team consists of the crew that popularized the books in the '80s: Wolverine (well, Old Man Logan), Colossus, Storm, Nightcrawler, Rachel Summers, and leader Kitty Pryde.

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As if that weren't enough to convince you that the X-Men are indeed back in a big way in the Marvel Universe, new additional upcoming titles Generation X, Weapon X, Cable, Iceman, and Jean Grey have also been announced, meaning there are loads of new X-based books heading to newsstands. Does this mean that Marvel and Fox are working out some kind of cooperative deal on the movie end as well? There's no evidence of that, but Marvel's sudden change of heart regarding mutants certainly does raise some interesting questions. 

Via: Nerdist.
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