Everything old is radical again. That's the unofficial mission statement behind Marvel's upcoming relaunch of their X-Men line, an initiative titled ResurrXion. The line-wide revamp comes hot on the heels of "Death of X" and "IvX," two back-to-back events that tied up the mutants' longstanding feud with the Inhumans. With colorful costumes, familiar titles and distinct lineups, the upcoming ResurrXion relaunch seems to owe a lot to the team's '90s era.
Those similarities are made perfectly clear in a new official ResurrXion trailer released by Marvel. The 90-second clip features art from the initiative's 10 titles all set to a very familiar song: the theme from Fox's '90s "X-Men" animated series. The titles included in the trailer are "X-Men Gold, "X-Men Blue," "All-New Wolverine," "Old Man Logan," "Weapon X," "Cable," "Generation X," "Jean Grey," "Iceman" and "Astonishing X-Men."
CBR has learned that a version of this trailer will be cut for use on TV. This comes after the announcement that Marvel will start advertising their comics on TV and before movies.
The use of the '90s X-theme feels right in line with what we've seen from ResurrXion so far. The "Blue" and "Gold" designations come straight from that era, as do titles like "Cable" and "Generation X." The first wave of RessurXion titles hit on March 29 with the release of "X-Men Prime" #1, and follows with the release of "X-Men Gold" #1 by Marc Guggenheim and Ardian Syaf on April 5.
Official Press Release
Marvel Releases New X-MEN RESURRXION TRAILER!Prepare for ResurrXion. Prepare for the X-MEN!
New York, NY—March 17th, 2017 — A bright new tomorrow is coming for the Children of the Atom as the X-Men race full speed into ResurrXion! Today, Marvel is excited to release its first trailer timed with the upcoming release of all-new X-titles – X-MEN GOLD, X-MEN BLUE, GENERATION X, WEAPON X, ICEMAN, JEAN GREY, CABLE,OLD MAN LOGAN, ALL-NEW WOLVERINE and ASTONISHING X-MEN! Launching this spring in yourlocal comic shop, these new, ongoing series bring fans a new beginning for these merry mutants – one that is sure to please fans old and new! You asked for it, you got it! The ResurrXion of the X-Men is here!
Watch the X-Men: ResurrXion Trailer Now!
This is just the beginning! The future of the X-Men is bright, and it’s all beginning this spring as part of Marvel’s ResurrXion bringing you a brand-new line of X-Men titles. Be there when it all kicks off in April when bothX-MEN GOLD #1 and X-MEN BLUE #1 come to comic shops and digital devices everywhere! For more information on Marvel’s ResurrXion, visit Marvel.com/resurrxion.
In the wake of war with the Inhumans, the X-Men regroup for a new era of action and excitement! Experience the next bold chapter in the saga of Marvel's mutant heroes and it all begins this spring in your local comic book shop.