Reboot? Relaunch? Is there any difference these days?
Marvel’s current event, Secret Wars, recently launched which sees various timelines and dimensions converging on to Battleworld.
The outcome of the event is currently unknown, but fans have been speculating Marvel is going to reboot their line.
Now there is further proof of the thought as a writer for Marvel tweets out there will be a reboot.
Apparently, Marvel writer G. Willow Wilson tweeted then deleted a series of tweets – first stating it’s reboot, but then catching herself following-up stating it’s a relaunch.
Newsarama managed to spot the tweets:
Last before the big Marvel U event starting this month. Then every Marvel title gets rebooted in the fall.
Several minutes later, Wilson clarified it to call the line-wide change a “jumping-on point” and a “relaunch” rather than a “reboot.”
In a recent interview with The Verge, Marvel EIC Axel Alonso spoke about Marvel being relaunched or rebooted and offered it’s up to the fans to decide (whatever that means).
There’s been a lot of talk about how this may or may not be a reboot. My understanding is this is effectively changing the fabric of that multiverse but not necessarily the characters. Is that right?
Yeah, I’d say that’s what this is. It’s ultimately for the readers to decide what they’re seeing. What I will say is that we don’t believe our continuity or our universe is broken. We don’t believe it needs to be fixed. And I think that this story will bear that out. We have a tremendous opportunity here to transform the Marvel universe in a way that makes for incredible stories down the road, for the next 10, 20 years worth of publishing. This is an instance where we’re going to be bringing into the Marvel universe new characters, new regions, new concepts, and, in certain cases replacing, out of necessity, some pieces that were on the board. And it’s going to make this a lively debate on the internet and beyond.