Fans ask questions about the future of Marvel under Norman Osborn’s Dark Reign. Emma Frost is mentioned a few times:
“Things get ugly real quick,” Fraction said of “Utopia,” the Dark Avengers/X-Men crossover. “This story takes Norman [Osborn] and the X-Men to places they haven’t been before.”
“We were the first one done and we can’t talk about it,” Fraction said of the Uncanny List. “It’s an epilogue to Exodus, the last part of Dark Avengers/X-Men.”
Who didn’t make the cut for villains-turned-heroes in Dark Reign? “There was a huge list of villains we wanted to use as analogues for the heroes,” Quesada said. “There were 4 or 5 we knew had to be there.” Daken was one of these choices, though Quesada said Brian Michael Bendis was not familiar with the character at the beginning of the planning process.
“For the Cabal, Brian wanted Magneto, but we couldn’t because of the X-plans,” Fraction said. “But somebody lit onto Emma, and it opened a half year’s worth of stuff.”
Are Scott and Emma broken up? “Emma likes to play games, and Scott seems to be playing her game,” the fan said. “Are they playing a game together, or are they playing a game with you?” Fraction said slyly. Answers to be found in “Dark X-Men: Exodus.”
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Were there any villains they wanted to use in Dark Reign that they couldn’t?
Fraction: Originally Bendis wanted to put Magneto in the Cabal, but when he was unavailable somebody suggested replacing him with Emma Frost and everything clicked into place.
Are Scott and Emma breaking up, or are they playing games with each other?
Answer: The conclusion to Utopia will answer a lot of those questions.
Request for a DARK X-MEN ongoing. Joe offered the writing gig to Christian.
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