WARNING: The following contains spoilers for X-Men Gold #30, on sale Wednesday from Marvel.
After a lengthy build-up to the big wedding of Kitty Pryde and Colossus in X-Men Gold #30, Marvel has spoiled the story's major twist on the eve of release.
As revealed this morning by The New York Times, the two X-Men fixtures don't actually tie the knot in the issue, by writer Marc Guggenheim and artist David Marquez. Instead, following a discussion with Colossus' sister Illyana, Kitty gets cold feet.
That's not to say there isn't a wedding, however, as Gambit is inspired to propose to Rogue, which leads to the upcoming series Mr. and Mrs. X, launching in July.
Guggenheim told the newspaper the two story twists were decided last year during a Marvel creative summit.
"Part of writing other people's characters in a shared universe are other ideas end up supplanting yours," he explained. To help plant the seeds for Kitty's hesitation, each issue of the storyline begins with a flashback that involves Kitty and Colossus in some way. The two have been among the most common on/off X-Men couples since they first met in 1979.
Although the two won't be getting hitched, their relationship will only get more complicated from there. Several issues of X-Men Gold will "deal with the ramifications," Guggenheim said.