Years Of Future Past Finally Confirmed For Secret Wars In June

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Well we all knew it was coming. And now it has… but possible not by who we thought.

Marguerite Bennett and Mike Norton are writing Years Of Future Past for Secret Wars, in a world where Kate Pryde was never able to travel back in time to her youthful Kitty self. And had to fight with the rest of the mutants…

CBR gets the exclusive from Marvel PR, talking to Marguerite ,

We are set in the dystopian New York City that was once projected for 2013. Robert Kelly is President, and that has not remotely changed the state of affairs for the mutants of this dystopia. Without the constant Cold War escalation, the need for an industry of us-vs.-them patriotism to control the populace relies on turning citizens against their own — in this case, mutants, "abnormals," political prisoners and the like. We get to explore the ways in which this world has been orchestrated.

The two major new players are the big change. The first actually came from something that troubled me all the way back when I was a teenager — it's almost a throwaway line Kate makes to Colossus, where she references having been a mother, and something terrible having happened. In this future dystopia, Kitty is not an optimistic young girl with nothing left to lose — she is a mother and wife with more to lose than ever before. No single battle rests on her — her entire people is dwindled down to near extinction. All survival hinges on her choices.

 

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