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Marvel Spoils Its Massive X-Men Wedding Twist

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.

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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.

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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.

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