The fact that Cyclops inexplicably showed up in Secret Wars #1 with a Phoenix Egg, an artifact that might be powerful enough to create an entirely new universe, seemed to throw some gasoline on that fire.
Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso as quick to put that fire out. Alonso made clear that the X-Men were not getting their own universe, and that they were still an integral part of Marvel’s plans going forward.
So then where will the X-Men find themselves post-Secret Wars? It’s hard to say.
There are plenty of Secret Wars series featuring the X-Men, but they all seem to be revisiting the characters’ past rather than pointing the way forward. With Brian Michael Bendis departing the franchise after Uncanny X-Men #600, we know that the X-Men will be in new creative hands. Who those hands belong to and where they’ll take them…we’ll just have to wait and see.
*Note: I love what Bendis has done with the X-Men, it will a surprise where the X-Men go from here.