Here we go again. I have been saying for a while that Marvel will reboot. Marvel claims that it is not a reboot. Secret Wars will end and an all new Marvel universe will begin. But will readers care at this point. Big changes ahead. Well, Axel Alonso has come out and said it will be a reboot.
LOS ANGELES — Marvel Comics is planning a massive, publishing line-wide reboot this fall that will see all of its comic books revert back to No. 1s, introduce all-new superheroes and significantly alter others, including a new Spider-Man, a new Hulk and new team-ups never before imagined at the House of Ideas.
Dubbed “All-New, All-Different Marvel,” the reset takes place after “Secret Wars,” the ongoing summer event that will conclude an ambitious arc loosely going back to 2012 with the introduction of the highly popular “Avengers vs. X-Men” series.
He goes on to say:
“We’ve been planning it for years,” Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso told Mashable. “We realized that [‘Secret Wars’] would be a game-changing moment that would allow us to create a big white canvas. It’s an unprecedented chance for us to tell new stories across all titles with new No. 1s.”
But if that is the case, why have they been denying the reboot for all this time?
We have seen Nick Fury Jr take over as Nick Fury. Captain America age and be replaced by Falcon. Jane Foster become Thor. Fantastic Four is ending. X-Men are going to another planet.
But that is not enough. Here are the changes on tap for Hulk and Wolverine:
“The all-new Hulk … this character is certain to cause debate,” he said. “The same people who went crazy with female Thor will have a field day with this one.”
“An all-new Hulk unlike any Hulk you’ve seen before. It’s so much fun and it makes so much story sense that this Hulk will exist. It will raise questions for long-term fans about Bruce Banner (the Green Giant’s alter ego).”
And as for Wolverine:
“Wolverine is going to return to the Marvel Universe — sort of. I fully expect that people’s blood will be boiling and excited in equal measure. Whether that’s a resurrected Logan or someone new…when people see the silhouette of the character, they’re going to freak out.”
Let’s not forget there will be two Spider-Men:
There’s also an entirely new Spider-Man. Alonso wouldn’t say much more, but hinted that there may be more than one (and the image above would certainly confirm that).