We've taken it upon ourselves to read some stuff into the "We Are The X-Men" teasers which Marvel have been releasing recently, and so far things all seem to be progressing nicely. After finding out that all the Spider-Man titles were going to be cancelled in July to integrate Spidey into the X-Men team, now comes the news that Lyra - the current She-Hulk - will also be joining the team. Given that Lyra was created by none other than Fred Van Lente, who is also a member of "the web-heads" Spider-Man writing team, it thusly makes perfect sense to assume that Van Lente will be taking over X-Force after Second Coming. The series, which is currently written by Craig Kyle and Chris Yost, is set to gain a new creative team after the event, but up till now nobody had been willing to say anything. But now, with the reveal of these two characters, we can say with absolute confidence that Van Lente is imminent.
Nobody else would want to write about Lyra instead of Jennifer Walters (the REAL She-Hulk), especially in a storyline which falls outside of the 'Fall of the Hulks' whatever-event. And nobody else would want Spider-Man in the X-Men (apart from Marc Guggenheim - it could be his return to the series). And hey - who wroteX-Men: Noir, which heavily featured Magneto? Oh that's right, Fred Van Lente. All in all, there is no chance whatsoever that we're wrong about this.
So who else may join the team? Well obviously Amadeus Cho will be introduced, and then fought over between X-23, Armor, Pixie and Mercury. Then maybe one of The Winter Guard. And Thor. Those three seem like likely additions to this team of not-X-Men. Look out for Ursa Major and Wolfsbane to share a teaser image tomorrow.