Spinning out of Laura Hudson’s interview with Brian Wood for Wired about the upcoming X-Men, Wood shares the full back-and-forth with Hudson on his Tumblr, including this great exchange:
What’s the rationale behind forming the all-female team within the context of the plot? How do the male X-Men feel about it?
Who cares! Haha. I hope I never have to write that scene, because even the suggestion that anyone would see a problem with these particular X-Men together on a team is enough to suggest there’s something wrong with the idea, when of course there isn’t. As far as the rationale, well, its sort of wrapped up in the first issue’s story, and this far out I don’t want to tell too much of it. But in broad strokes they rally around one of their own in a time of personal crisis, and that crisis has bigger implications than anyone thought, and the next thing they know villains old and new are showing up at the Jean Grey School and there we go. But at the core of it is they’re friends, they care about each other and so of course they’ll all help. They’re family.
I am finding myself increasingly excited about this book.