Oh, Axel Alonso, you big tease… From his Axel-in-Charge column on CBR:
I can’t recall anyone coming to us with an interest in those UK characters. That said, I am interested in some of those characters – Death’s Head, for instance. Be cool to see what Warren Ellis or Garth Ennis would do with him. I’m also intrigued by the 2099 Universe – thought at this point, maybe it needs to be 3099. In the current market, either would be a challenge, but given the amazing sales of “Avengers Vs. X-Men,” and the fact that we’re entering into another daring period for publishing, who knows what we might attempt?
Not only is the idea of a “another daring period for publishing” at Marvel an interesting tease in and of itself – Does this mean that Alonso would consider the current period conservative? – but specifically mentioning Death’s Head and 2099 by name is either a great red herring (Personally, I think 2099 is kind of burnt out these days unless it’s a massive reworking; wasn’t Timestorm a relative failure fairly recently…?) or a surprise hint of things to come.