Tuesday, February 26, 2013

X-Position: The "All-New" Brian Bendis

CBR: This week, Brian Michael Bendis continues his responses to fan questions about his other X-Book, "All-New X-Men," which features the original five X-Men transported through time to the present and trained by Kitty Pryde as they adjust to the shocking events of the last fifty years of continuity.

I saw in an interview that you eventually plan on having Psylocke come face-to-face with Teen Angel. It was said a few times during Rick Remender's "Uncanny X-Force" run that Betsy and Warren at least discussed the possibility of leaving the X-Men and starting a family together. I'm interested in how you see Psylocke's mental state pushing and pulling her when she has to bargain this new, hardened demeanor she's had in Sam Humphries' "Uncanny X-Force" and the obvious emotional toll it would take to see a young version of one's deceased true love. Will this be an exchange that quickly comes and goes, or something that bears down on them both for a while?

Brian Michael Bendis: I will only say that there are some big surprises coming for Warren Worthington III. You've laid out a whole scenario there. This is a great question, but you've already written your own answer that's fantastic and well thought-out. I'm going to show you something and see what you think of it.


Ballista Fan said...

I remember when Bendis actually wrote good stories, before he became a hater of the characters he wrote about. He writes Cyclops, Emma Frost, and Magneto with all the psychological understanding of an idiot on an F-grade fanfic board. Here's hoping he doesn't touch Betsy.

FSaker said...

Don't worry: judging from his answer, I'd say Bendis isn't planning to show Betsy at all. It feels like he said he will show her just because someone said he would really like to see her interacting with Teen Warren.

That said, I don't think Bendis is doing that bad with the X-Men. In fact, both ANXM and UXM are much better than his work with the Avengers after Civil War (although I still preferred Gillen writing UXM - but at least Bendis's high profile may make the X-Men more relevant than they have been in the last years...).