So Bleeding Cool has anonymous sources saying that Brian Bendis is taking over the X-Men next. Bendis claims it's much crazier than that. More rumors will run! More guesses will be made! More fun will be had!
So let me put my crazy theory into the mix now: Following the events of "Avengers vs. X-Men," the two teams will merge. A new X-Vengers will rise from the ashes. Bendis can claim he's leaving the Avengers and not just writing the X-Men and be both completely correct and wildly misleading at the same time. It's a brilliant move. It is also..."crazy."
Brandon J. Carr on Twitter suggested that wouldn't happen because of the tangled movie rights. And I think it's the perfect solution to that. Sure, Marvel sold off the X-Men movie rights, but they'd retain the "X-Vengers" movie rights! Marvel Films can get the X-Men back!
Mike Escutia suggested that Bendis was making the X-Men into the Avengers West Coast. Given how Bendis has wanted to establish a west coast Marvel identity through his work on "Moon Knight," that might be a likely solution, too. Disband the X-Men team completely and turn them into Yet Another Avengers team.
Hey, it's as valid an idea as anything else at this point, right?
See, this is what I love about the comics internet. Nobody gets hurt with wild speculation. We all have a good time trying to top each other's craziest theories. And eventually we'll find out and get excited over something else. It's the circle of the web. And it moves us all.