Is Marvel Building to Avengers vs. X-Men?

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Could an Avengers vs. X-Men rematch be heading for the pages of Marvel Comics? We certainly can’t rule it out based on some recent comments from writer Jason Aaron. Recently, Marvel has been revamping the mutants with writer Jonathan Hickman spearheading a new batch of X-Men books that have wide-ranging effects on the Marvel Universe. Aaron, meanwhile, writes the Avengers title currently. 


In a recent interview with Newsarama, Aaron suggested that those two groups could be getting ready to duke it out once again. Marvel previously published a successful crossover event, Avengers vs. X-Men, in 2012. 


“Jonathan’s plans are continuing to unfold, and as we all know Jonathan’s plans tend to stretch forward in terms of years, not just a few issues, years worth of storyline,” Aaron said. “We’ve seen such a profound shift and change in terms of the X-Men’s place in the Marvel Universe, I think you have to know that change is gonna be reflected not just across all the X-books as we’ve seen, but it’s gonna bleed out into every corner of the Marvel Universe at some point or another.”


“As long as I don’t have to be in the same room as Jonathan Hickman unless it’s absolutely necessary [laughs],” Aaron said. “I am down for the X-Men continuing to be a big part of the Marvel Universe.”


That is quite vague, but that is also understandable. If Marvel has plans for an Avengers vs. X-Men crossover, Aaron certainly wouldn’t be able to say anything concrete about it now. And if such plans haven’t been firmed up yet, Aaron wouldn’t want to get anyone’s hopes up prematurely. Still, having two of the best writers in the business mapping out an epic brawl such as this is potentially exciting. 


Here’s the synopsis for the previous Avengers vs. X-Men event. 


“The Avengers and the X-Men – the two most popular super-hero teams in history – go to war! This landmark event brings together Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Cyclops, Storm, Magneto and more in the story that changes them forever! It’s Marvel’s biggest event ever – but will the Avengers or the X-Men emerge triumphant? And why has the Phoenix appeared?”


For a long time, Marvel Comics wasn’t doing much with the mutants. Much of that had to do with the fact that Fox controlled the movie rights to the characters. That all officially changed last year when Disney purchased most of Fox in a massive $71.3 billion deal. That put the X-Men back in the hands of Marvel and, ultimately, led to Hickman’s current ambitious storylines. 


So what do you think? Are you excited about the prospected of another round of Avengers vs. X-Men? Do you think this is something Marvel should puruse? Or should they leave well enough alone? Join in on the conversation over on Facebook or Twitter

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