Marvel Comics Teases A Wild New Status Quo For The X-Men That May Tie Into Marvel Studios’ Plans

Marvel Comics will end the X-Men’s Krakoa era in 2024, and there’s been a great deal of speculation about what that means for these characters. Well, thanks to today’s Timeless #1, we have a glimpse into the team’s future on the page. 

Our friends over at Bleeding Cool have shared a panel from the issue revealing that Magneto will be using Professor X’s floating wheelchair and leading a team that’s comprised of Cyclops and a few other unknown mutants. 

What’s interesting about this is that Marvel Studios’ X-Men ’97 will also make Magneto the leader of the X-Men. We’ve seen the studio embrace those ’90s-style visuals in live-action during Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness‘ Professor X cameo and it now seems the comics will follow suit.

With Kevin Feige overseeing all forms of Marvel content, we can’t help but wonder whether he’s pushed for this change as it’s indicative of what we’ll be seeing in the MCU moving forward. After all, this wouldn’t be the first time that’s happened. 

Other teases in the issue include the Green Goblin’s return, Blade fighting The Hulk, The Punisher vs. the new Punisher, Captain America vs. Iron Man, Doctor Strange and Clea having a child, and some sort of Doctor Strange/Doctor Doom hybrid. 

It’s probably going to be a couple of months before we learn more about Marvel Comics’ X-Men plans, but we’re intrigued to see where the team is heading and what it will mean for the Master of Magnetism to lead the heroes into battle. Perhaps Charles Xavier is about to die all over again?

Timeless #1 is now available in comic book stores. 

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