Wednesday, March 22, 2017

X-Position: X-Men Blues Cullen Bunn Teases Magneto’s Machinations

CBR: This week in X-POSITION, “Uncanny X-Men” and “X-Men Blue” writer Cullen Bunn returns and answers all of your questions about Psylocke, Monet, Magneto and more.

Despite putting a fight, I got the feeling that Magneto had somewhat of a death wish during his fight with Psylocke. It felt like he was okay and at peace with his life coming to an end there. Will this fight with Betsy affect him during your run on “X-Men Blue”?

I think Magneto having a death wish is pretty close to the truth. Did it feel to you like he might have been holding back a little? Like he might have been planning to die? Elixir was right there, ready to bring him back, wasn’t he? The fight will continue to have long-lasting ramifications for Magneto, both internally and externally.

First and foremost, Psylocke went and blabbed to everyone that she killed Magneto. Now everybody thinks he’s dead.

Why did you decide to end “Uncanny” with a conflict between Psylocke and Magneto? I know they have their differences, but Psylocke knew from the beginning what kind of person Magneto was.

Psylocke did know what kind of person Magneto was, but she warned him time and time again that if he cut out of line she would take him down with extreme prejudice. My decision to end the series with that moment boils down to me feeling that this put a nice bow on the series and tied everything together. From the beginning, it was about Magneto and Psylocke.

8 comments:

Eduardo said...

Isn't X-Men Blue already running?
Does the Blue team know about what occurred? If yes, why they teamed up with Magneto??
Does the Gold team knows of what happened with Magneto and Elizabeth? Do they agree that the originals from the future paired with Magneto or have any position about it??
I hope Betsy meets Magneto and that it does not take too long.
Sorry if I am asking too obvious stuff. I speak from Brazil, here we are still reaching Uncanny X-Men right after the changes, so I just got as far as the new Uncanny team had been formed.

Eduardo said...

I understood the comment about Elixir being right there to bring Magneto back and the stuff about Magneto maybe had planned to die. But Elizabeth is a telepath.......wouldn't she have detected his ressurection???

PoetryInMotion said...

@Eduardo Exodus must have ensured Psylocke moved out of range or he was telepathically shrouding their presence.

But Bunn's answers with regard to Psylocke don't sit well with me;he set the whole squabble up just so he could give an explosive end to his book,with no interest in staying true to good characterisation?

Finn said...

We all know Betsy is more than capable to kill Magneto , but that doesnt mean she would do it. It feels so out of character , specialy because she had a bond with Magneto ... Altough she did warned him and all, it still feels forced.

Brian said...

I'm disappointed that he isn't actually dead.

Unknown said...

I don't think it's in character for Psylocke to "blab to everyone" that she's killed.

Finn said...

Totally out of character... U.u

Finn said...

Totally out of character... U.u