It seems like we’ve all become huge Superhero nerds over the last decade with the likes of The Avengers, Spider-Man and X-Men dominating the cinematic box-office in this time. But hush-hush, something terrible has happened in the comic-books.
Avengers vs X-Men #11 has been on newsstands and attracting good reviews but now people are having to come to terms with a huge death in the family. If you don’t want to know about it, STOP READING NOW.
So here goes. Professor Charles Xavier, the man who founded the X-Men around 50 years ago has been murdered by his former student, Cyclops in huge battle. Shock horror. Cyclops has been taken over by the Dark Phoenix so holds no qualms in killing his former mentor.
The writer of the issue Brian Michael Bendis has been discussing scribing the edition, “He was this thing that as just floating around the X-books, with not the same amount of gravitas that he once had. I did point out that he would matter more in death.”
Professor X has been the mainstay of the franchise, and it seems rather unlikely that he will return with Marvel executive editor Tom Brevoort revealing, “This is about as serious and lasting a death as you’re apt to get in one of these.”
Hugh Jackman is currently hard at work on a follow-up to X-Men Origins’ The Wolverine, filming in Australia, but fans of the X-Men Last Stand will already remember that a version of these events took place in Brett Ratner’s 2006 action extraordinaire.