What will the Marvel comics line look like after Secret Wars? For the X-Men, it'll be a whole new world - literally.
Marvel Editor-In-Chief Axel Alonso told CBR that the company is building "an entire new world for the characters" after Secret Wars.
"The X-Men office is taking the opportunity of Secret Wars to build an entire new world for the characters - to create a shared universe within the X-books that's set off by a huge event/incident/surprise," says Alonso. "At that point, they're going to introduce a new team that feels unlike anything you've seen before. It'll be... 'extraordinary.'"
It's possible that Alonso is being metaphorical, but taking his words at face value it would seem Marvel is planning on splitting the X-Men titles into their own universe, separate from the primary Marvel universe. Although it might sound odd, Marvel did something similiar in 1996 wherein the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man and The Hulk were removed from the primary universe and into a seperate universe and seperate line.