We'll see. Marvel's teased this kind of thing before, then backed out every time. I'd personally hope this is another hoax, since Spidey has no business being on the X-Men, but then he has no business being an Avenger either...
I continue to be skeptical of this, especially knowing Marvel's habits of lying in promos and pulling stunts to rile the fans up. For all we know, this could be a one-time event if it happens at all.
If this is legit, though, this is a pretty awful lineup. It's actually kind of sad when the only actual X-Men that I recognize in this are Psylocke, Gambit, and Magneto. It's even worse when you consider that Magneto has a better reason to be there than half of this supposed roster, and he's usually an enemy of the team.
I have no problem with non-mutants as X-Men, of course... I like Juggernaut and Mimic, and neither of them are mutants. But at least I could understand why they'd join. But Blade, who only cares about destroying the undead? Elektra, who's a hired killer and only rarely deals with mutants at all? Even Deadpool makes more sense than this.
This roster is just too ridiculous to take seriously, really. ;D
Assuming all of this is actually in the works and Marvel isn't jerking us around again...
My first thought suddenly was to wonder if this is some kind of Exiles reboot. That's about the only thing that could make even half of this palatable.
Granted, the X-Men have faced vampires before (including Dracula himself) from time to time and told entertaining stories. But no way should vampire hunting be the focus of the series. And even if we overlook this ridiculous premise, it still doesn't make sense for these characters to be a team.
Oh, yes, and vampire Jubilee? Seriously? Are they honestly so bereft of ideas that they thought the only way to make her interesting is to turn her into the undead? And what are the odds that Logan (who's known to stake even good vamps out of mercy) will conveniently not kill her when he finds out?
But then, this is the same Marvel Comics that thought the best way to make Spider-Man interesting was to have him make a pact with the devil, so I guess I shouldn't be overly stunned.
If they wanted to do mutants vs. vampires with a cast like this, they could have easily done it in Captain Britain and MI-13... you know, a comic where this kind of concept makes even a modicum of actual sense.
I think half of the team is pretty easy to figure out, one is obviously Fantomex and the other is obviously Archangel. The other two I have no clue. One could be Nightcrawer, and the other I have no idea.
I like the concept, and perhaps Remender will deal with Chamber since he was messed up due to Decimation and him being related to Apocalypse and looking like him.
Also it looks like Nate Grey is coming back for good, which puts another nail in Cable's coffin. I doubt he will make it out of Second Coming alive.
Oddly... so far I'm actually intrigued by this. It's a good team concept from what I can tell. And honestly, it sounds like a massive improvement over the last version; I never thought it was even remotely in character for Cyclops to put together a hit squad.
The idea sounds basically like the mutant Thunderbolts, in that these are people who are struggling against their own pasts trying to find redemption, but it actually works for the X-Men. Quite a number of them have shady pasts, after all. To be honest, I think this kind of concept would actually be a better fit for characters like Gambit and Psylocke, both of whom have criminal pasts.
Yeah, Archangel is kind of a given, especially with Apocalypse involved. Fantomex is a good fit for this, and the others I'm unsure about so far.
I dunno that I'd call this X-Force... but so far it sounds interesting enough to look into.