Marvel's final Next Big Thing for this week. Today focused on X-Force's next "mega" arc, "Final Execution".by Remender and McKone.http://marvel.com/news/story/18103/next_big_thing_liveblogs
We are discussing "Final Execution," the next big arc in Uncanny X-Force, which will be written by Rick and drawn by Mike
"This is not just the next arc of Uncanny X-Force, it's the next MEGA arc." -Senior Editor Nick Lowe, also on the call
"It's ridiculous. We were going to just call the arc 'It's Ridiculous.'" -Rick Remender
"We changed one big element of the Dark Angel Saga, and this story grows out of that. So it's actually kind of a double mega arc, because this is an extension of the Dark Angel Saga in some ways. It's nine issues and a continuation of what we've been doing in some ways." -Rick Remender
"This is the toughest Brotherhood of Evil Mutants ever. When you see who's in it, you'll see just what the stakes are for X-Force." -Rick Remender
"I tried to envision something I thought Mike could really excel at here. Issue #25 introduces a new take on a classic X-Men villain and I can't wait to see Mike draw them. They're the Omega Clan, three new characters built from the remains of Omega Red." -Rick Remender
The Omega Clan consists of Omega White, Omega Red and Omega Black. All of them have reasons to want to kill X-Force.
Rick has created a new concept called White Skies, which is "where corporations can shop for super villains."
"Any place that manufactures humans into weapons is going to piss off a couple members of X-Force. I always want a personal reason for why these characters take on these missions." -Rick Remender on White Skies
Dang I gotta go... Here's an image they posted:
Uncanny X-Force #25 cover art by Jerome Opena
Will check on the blog later to see if there is any more news...
"The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants has a huge plan that stems from the earlier issues of Uncanny X-Force. Archangel's fall was really the smaller consequence from killing the child Apocalypse. This is the big consequence." -Rick Remender
As Ru mentioned:
"Final Execution is Wolverine's spotlight arc. He goes through a crazy thing here. I think the fear with him is that he's in so many books that his growth can become stagnant. He ends this story in a very different place." -Rick Remender
"By the end of this arc, Wolverine and Betsy will never be the same...until some other writer comes in." -Rick Remender
"Some members of the Brotherhood you have seen in X-Force. The others are all big characters, and they belong here naturally. We spent a lot of time figuring out what each character is doing on the team. You're going to see a lot of X-Men villains who have cooled off for awhile, and many re-imagined." -Rick Remender
"Who's leading the Brotherhood? We won't find out for awhile, but it will change everything." -Rick Remender
"The Omega Clan has similar powers to Omega Red. Their powers are uniquely suited to X-Force. I don't want to give away the whys. I don't want to give away where their brains come from, because it's a big fun reveal in issue #25." -Rick Remender
"There are big plans for Genesis. You don't put a piece like that on the board without having an idea where it's going." -Rick Remender
The art chores for Final Execution will be set up ala Dark Angel Saga where there will be multiple artists and a lot of double shipping.