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“Cable and X-Force” Marvel Now! Announced From Dennis Hopeless and Salvador Larroca

With Rick Remender stepping away from the popular Uncanny X-Force as well as Secret Avengers to work on Uncanny Avengers, Marvel is launching a new Cable and X-Force Marvel Now! title from Dennis Hopeless and Salvador Larroca.

We see the likes of Cable, Domino, Colossus, Doctor Nemesis, and Forge making up the team.

Hopeless participated in a QnA over at Here’s a couple excerpts: Was this a roster you pitched and, if so, what type of team were you hoping to create?

Dennis Hopeless: I see CABLE AND X-FORCE as a crime book. In my favorite crime stories, the characters are always at each other’s throats. This X-Force needed to be like that, a team of specialists who work well together but don’t always like each other. We tried to pick big personalities who were likely to clash in high stress situations. There are characters I wanted and didn’t get but I’m pretty thrilled with the final roster. It’s a powder keg. Where did the idea for this series come from?

Dennis Hopeless: I started with Cable. It was important to make Cable the cornerstone of the book. I wanted to do that without regressing the character back to an early version or forcing him into some out-of-character role just because it would be fun to write that kind of book. So I took a look at who Cable is right here and now. He’s an aging fighter who has been through 100 kinds of hell and still feels every scar. He’s a father who, for good or ill, has been forced to let his daughter go. He’s a presumed-dead outlaw currently best known for trying to kill Earth’s Mightiest Heroes [in the AVENGERS: X-SANCTION limited series by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness]. He’s exhausted.

Looking at Cable that way made it all kind of fall into place. This is a guy ready to pack it in. But maybe he can’t. Maybe he has to pull off the Cable version of one last score. He has to save the world against all odds one final time and then he can retire into the sunset. Of course, that “one last score” job never goes as planned.


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