Check Out the New X-Men Teams and Leaders

Well, well!

We have news on who will be in the new X-Men comic reboot. Coming in Spring ’17, we will see the ‘Ressurxion’ of the ’90s style: X-Men Gold and X-Men Blue teams.

Below are the members, for X-Men Gold: Storm, Nightcrawler, Old Man Logan, Colossus, Rachel Grey under the new codename, Prestige. Kitty Pryde is the team leader!

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X-Men Blue: Beast, Cyclops, Angel, Iceman, and Jean Grey. Jean will lead the group, with Magneto as a mentor.

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Here’s more from IGN


X-Men: Gold will be written by Marc Guggenheim with art by Ardian Syaf. The phase-shifting Kitty Pryde at long-last will become an X-Men team leader, whose squad includes Storm, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Old Man Logan, and Rachel Grey.

“Kitty is the right person to bring the X-Men into the future, to herald in the next era of the X-Men,” Guggenheim told us in a phone interview. “We are post the war with the Inhumans. The X-Men are sort of at a crossroads. They’re at a point where they are trying to decide, is there a future for the X-Men? And Kitty is very much of the mindset that there is a future for the X-Men and it’s a bright future. That there’s more work that the X-Men still have to do. Not just for mutants, but really for humanity. What Kitty’s leadership does from a storytelling perspective is that it really positions the book for its mission statement, which is we really want to tell stories that get back to the idea of just the X-Men as superheroes. Not all of the stories that we’re doing are based on mutants or the problems of mutants or the conflict with the Inhumans. It’s very much a team superhero book.”

Storm is the current leader of the main X-Men team in Extraordinary X-Men, and while this may seem like a demotion of sorts, it turns out that it’s actually her idea for Kitty to be the new leader. Inhumans vs. X-Men will have some big shake-ups that set up Gold and Blue, and that’s where we’ll be looking to find out Storm’s reasoning for passing the baton to Kitty.

Guggenheim is best known as co-showrunner and writer on The CW’s Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow and previously worked on the adjectiveless X-Men book in 2014 featuring an all-female cast of characters. Syaf worked for years as a DC-exclusive artist, launching The New 52 Batgirl series with writer Gail Simone, drawing an arc of Green Lantern Corps, and doing work on various other DC comics. He has dabbled in the X-Men once before when he drew X-Men: Manifest Destiny – Nightcrawler #1.

While details on the book’s story are minimal, we know that Kitty will be returning from her adventures with the Guardians of the Galaxy to help the X-Men rebound after their war with the Inhumans. The first big threat they will face will be a new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants with members that Guggenheim says ought to surprise readers.

I’m excited for this, especially since Rachel is back on the team!

6 Queer Characters of Color we should see in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Marvel has a huge cinematic and TV universe. From film to Netflix, they got it covered with amazing tales and incredible characters. However, we think it’s time to see more queer characters on the scene, especially more queer characters of color.

So check out this list of some folks we should see soon.

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America Chavez (Miss America)

America has an interesting background that mixes space, different dimensions and time. We could see her in the Infinity War, GOTG or in Captain Marvel, considering America’s back story. Also, she could pop up in Agents of SHIELD as they start exploring other dimensions.

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Xi’an Coy Manh (Karma)

With this talk of a New Mutants film, they better include “Shan”. Her power to possess people is absolutely amazing and her back story… It’s rough, but it could provide an excellent tale of inner strength and resilience. Shan has always been a wise member of any team, so seeing her on screen would be phenomenal!

 

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Miguel Santos (Living Lightning)

Miguel is one of those characters we don’t hear a lot about in the Marvel universe. He’s very powerful though, flying sub-light speeds, invulnerability in his energy form and can manipulate bursts of electricity and electrical fields of varying intensities. Miguel would be an asset to any team, in fact, he’s been an Avenger.

 

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Ren Kimura

The Inhumans are beginning to flourish in the MCU. With new ones appearing regularly, why not add Ren to the mix. Her powers are kind of cool; Ren’s skin on her hands and forearms can transform into to metallic razors. It would neat to see her powers at work.

 

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Timothy Cababa

Tim doesn’t have superpowers, but he works for Tony Stark as a scientist. It would be interesting learn more about Tony’s business through the characters running departments and projects in his name. Tim could be that character. He could be someone useful for the Agents or The Defenders.

 

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Xavin

If The Runaways series gets picked up, Xavin should on the team. Xavin is a Skrull who’s in an interesting situation. Xavin came to earth to marry Karolina Dean, but Karolina is a lesbian. No biggie for a Skrull, since they are shape shifters. So, Xavin shifts into a Black woman. If done right, Xavin will be a fascinating character to watch. The complexities of being a lesbian/POC/male/female could give us a character so multi-layered and beyond anything we expecting.

This Supercut X-Men vs Avengers Trailer is Really Good

The rumors about a X-Men vs Avengers film got some folks excited for the possibilities. So much so, that Screen Rant posted this awesome supercut trailer of the MCU and X-Men films.

Even Deadpool makes an appearance in this ultra-trailer.

Personally, I’m not sold on a X-Men/Avengers film… Unless, Marvel made a deal to recast the X-Men. Then, I’m in!

See the Storm you’re Supposed to See in RAIN

If you haven’t heardRAIN_Poster_FINAL_RGB_Web about RAIN, then you’re soooo late!

Actress/Creator Maya Glick brought us the Storm we’ve wanted to see on the big screen. RAIN is clearly a labor of love. Inspired by the Mohawk Storm years, Glick created this powerful film about the weather goddess.

If you haven’t seen it, please take the time to check it out!

Watch now: https://youtu.be/D_W-PBfO57o