Marvel has, at long last, begun announcing details (however limited they may be) regarding what X-Men fans can expect from the series following Schism. The principle fallout comes under the banner “X-Men: ReGenesis”. Beginning in October, ReGenesis will see the launch of two titles, each showcasing a different team. The first, launching in October, will be Wolverine And The X-Men #1. The series will be written by Jason Aaron and penciled by Chris Bachalo, and will (obviously) follow the mutants under Wolverine’s leadership. The other, coming in November, will be the relaunch of Uncanny X-Men (complete with a new #1). Uncanny will continue to be written by Kieron Gillen, along with Greg Land and Carlos Pacheco on pencils. Though not explicitly stated, Uncanny will almost certainly follow Cyclops’ team.
More than simply dividing the X-Men into two teams, Marvel also seeks to use ReGenesis to establish an actual ideological divide. As such, they are promoting the new direction in a manner reminiscent of Civil War, with the tagline “Who will you follow?” Editor in Chief Axel Alonso also took a moment during the course of the announcement to tease a major conflict the fans can expect next year, saying “This is just the start of what we have planned for the X-Men. Next summer all eyes will be on mutantkind – we guarantee it!”
See the press release for more details.
After Schism Comes X-MEN: REGENESIS!
New York—June 16, 2011—Marvel is pleased to announce X-Men: ReGenesis, a bold new direction redefining the X-Men franchise! X-Men: ReGenesis kicks off this fall in Uncanny X-Men #1 & Wolverine and the X-Men #1 and its ramifications will send shockwaves throughout every X-Book and the Marvel Universe! Prepare for the X-Men’s new dawn as former allies head off in different directions, taking with them your favorite X-Men characters. Following the unforgettable outcome in X-Men: Schism, mutantkind will be asking one another “Who will you follow?” and their answers may surprise you! Never before have there been TWO teams calling themselves the X-Men and never has anyone had to choose a side. Guided by their different ideologies, each leader has their own mission for saving their species, but is only one of them right?
This October, Marvel Architect Jason Aaron and superstar artist Chris Bachalo launch Wolverine And The X-Men #1, assembling a team led by Logan himself with a line-up that nobody will see coming. Then, in November, history is made with Uncanny X-Men #1. From the superstar writer Kieron Gillen and artists Carlos Pacheco & Greg Land, new leadership rises with a renewed, refocused, and re-imagined group of Uncanny mutants.
“Years of X-Men history have been leading to this. X-Men: ReGenesis will affect our entire line leading up to a major conflict coming up in 2012!” said Marvel Editor in Chief, Axel Alonso. “This is just the start of what we have planned for the X-Men. Next summer all eyes will be on mutantkind – we guarantee it!”
Two new teams lead mutantkind into an all new era and will have everyone asking “Who will you follow?” – only in Wolverine & The X-Men #1 and Uncanny X-Men #1!
To find out more about X-Men: Regenesis, head over to Marvel.com!