Kieron Gillen Returns to X-Men Comics in 2022?

Yesterday, Wolverine and X-Force writer Benjamin Percy tweeted out the following;  "Three-day, nine-hour, top-secret X-Men summit this week. #MarvelComics" with this screencap image, the identity of two people attending the summit kept secret. By covering them up with smiley faces.

Kieron Gillen Returns to X-Men From Marvel Comics in 2022
X-Men Summit screencap

Let's take a look at that blue smiley face on the middle left, shall we? Let us zoom in and take another look.

Kieron Gillen Returns to X-Men From Marvel Comics in 2022
X-Men Summit screencap

How about we compare it to this great little career interview Kieron Gillen gave to the ICN award-winning YouTube channel, Daniel Fee33 just the other day (which you should totally watch in general) and he talks about having written X-Men ten years ago, and not writing Avengers Vs X-Men per se and just responding to it.

And if we were to take a screencap from that, courtesy of Wes…

Kieron Gillen Returns to X-Men From Marvel Comics in 2022
DanielFee33 screencap

That's a very recognisable door, Kieron. Trust us, we gave form, we've recognised doors before… Kieron Gillen previously wrote the Uncanny X-Men relaunch alongside Jason Aaron's Wolverine & The X-Men. He joined Marvel Comics to co-write the Quarantine X-Men arc with Matt Fraction, and then took over writing the title book through Schism and the Regenesis relaunch into Avengers Vs X-Men and his AvX: Consequences series. And that was that, Bendis took over, Gillen went on to other stuff. But now it looks like Gillen is back on the X-Books, after recently returning to Marvel for the Eternals comic book series. He joins a couple of drinking buddies of his on the Xbooks as a whole, Al Ewing and Si Spurrier, both seen in that Summit screencap. Looks like it could be a very fun Thought Bubble in Harrogate in less than two months. So… anyone want to do the same thing for the green smiley face? Maybe it's Chris Claremont!

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