Monday, February 20, 2012

Avengers Vs X-Men: Team Loyalties


"Avengers Vs. X-Men" is also a conflict that will divide families. Brian Braddock AKA Captain Britain recently joined the Secret Avengers and his sister, Elizabeth is better known as the X-Men member Psylocke. How do these two siblings feel about being on opposing teams in this conflict?
Lowe: Since the Secret Avengers are secret, Psylocke doesn't know that he's with them, but that doesn't mean she wants to run at Captain America with a sword.
Brevoort: And fortunately for Brian, at least at the outset, he'll be among the Avengers who head out into space to meet the Phoenix head on and who'll attempt to halt or divert it -- so he's going to have much more immediate questions of survival to deal with apart from his relationships with the X-Men and his sister. But the fact that there's that familial connection that potentially crosses team lines is definitely something that we'll see dealt with in the story. Brian was a long-time teammate of a bunch of the core X-Men, so he's got strong ties to them.

1 comment:

FSaker said...

Psylocke SHOULD want to run at Captain America with a sword!!

As for the other Captain, I don't think there will be much space in AvX to explore how Betsy and Brian feel about being in opposite sides of a war. If anything, they will probably appear fighting in a couple of panels and saying to each other how they don't want to fight but they have to, then one of them (hopefully Betsy) will knock the other one out.

I was expecting that they would interact more in the Secret Avengers and Uncanny X-Force tie-in issues, but now Remender revealed that UXF will have no tie-ins in AvX, and the Secret Avengers ones seem to focus on cosmic battles and kree Avengers vs. other Avengers, so...