X-POSITION: Duane Swierczynski
by George A. Tramountanas, Staff Writer
Hope is coming to the X-Men – figuratively and literally – in the pages of the upcoming “X-Men: Second Coming.” As a refresher, Hope was the first mutant baby born since the events of “House of M,” in which Scarlet Witch magically made it so “no more mutants” could be born (in addition to drastically reducing the number of Homo Superior worldwide).
1) Why do you think Cable didn’t tell Hope about the X-Men or about being a mutant sooner?
Thanks, Grey. I’m sorry to see the series end, too. But our plan all along was to tell this specific story, then bring Hope back to the present. Why didn’t Cable say anything earlier? From the beginning, Cable’s been determined to let Hope choose her own path. His mission wasn’t to nudge her one way or the other. It was to keep her alive until she was able to make her own choice. And now, she has.