A new age is coming in the Marvel Universe, with the entire X-Men universe being rebooted. But instead of erasing current continuity and starting over, Marvel is looking to do the impossible. First, change everything fans know about the X-Men... and then march forward into a future fans have yet to see.
With Marvel promising that Jonathan Hickman's new story will "change the way people think about Marvel's mutants forever," hopes and expectations are high. Even higher, now that Marvel is promoting the coming House of X and Powers of X miniseries alongside the most acclaimed and iconic X-Men stories. The details are still being kept close to the chest--aside from teasing the most important scene in Marvel history--but the publisher has released a new teaser video to hold over fan appetites.
The secrecy is to be expected, even if Marvel is having a harder time than usual containing their excitement. Perhaps a part of that is due to the recent stagnation, or false starts, reboots, and fracturing of the X-Men comics over the past decade. Movie audiences still need to wait several years to know what the X-Men's future in the MCU will hold, but if Hickman's coming game-changer is as universe-altering as Marvel claims, the movies may end up taking more than a few cues for their own reboot.
Check out the trailer below:
So far these excited sentiments echo the official solicitation and plot synopses for both House of X #1 and Powers of X #1. That means fans won't have to wait too long to see just what Hickman's original pitch was based on. But with the early tagline warning fans to "fear the future," and the tease of Charles Xavier's role (or absence), all we know for sure is that there's no going back. See for yourself in the official descriptions below:
Since the release of Uncanny X-Men #1, there have been four seminal moments in the history of the X-Men. Giant-Sized X-Men. X-Men. Age of Apocalypse. New X-Men. Four iconic series that introduced a new era for Marvel’s mutants and revolutionized the X-Men. In HOUSE OF X, Charles Xavier reveals his master plan for mutantkind…one that will bring mutants out of the shadow of mankind and into the light once more.
Intertwining with HOUSE OF X, POWERS OF X reveals the secret past, present and future of mutantkind, changing the way you look at every X-Men story before and after. You do not want to miss the next seminal moment in the history of the X-Men!
Fans looking to get in on this new age of Marvel mutants can start by picking up House of X #1 on July 24th from your local comic book store or direct from Marvel Comics, with Powers of X #1 arriving one week later, July 31st.