CBR: This week, "Inferno" and "House of M" writer Dennis Hopeless makes his triumphant return to X-Position and answers your questions about everything from Domilossus to the intricacies of the Maximoff family tree.
When you were first approached to do "Inferno," why did you chose to focus on your "Cable & X-Force" cast of characters -- some of whom like Domino and Boom Boom who were never part of the original 'Inferno' -- instead of classic 'Inferno' characters like Storm, Psylocke, Dazzler, etc?
Hopeless: Ben! Boom Boom was absolutely a part of the original Inferno. She starred in Louise Simonson and Jon Bogdanove's "X-Terminators" series, which told a big chunk of that story. I chose to use Domino because I'm telling a Colossus story and I like the two of them as a couple. To answer your broader question, I pitched what I wanted to write with characters I like writing and it got approved. Simple as that.
With armored Psylocke shown in the series' pages and covers, will she actually be in it and do anything? I think it'd be awesome to show a non-ninja Psylocke being badass.
Hopeless: Tazirai! Psylocke shows up throughout the series but sadly isn't a major player in "Inferno." I love pre-ninja Betsy and would happily write her being a badass -- or just sipping tea on a sofa and saying British things -- any day of the week. This just isn't her story.