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Who Will Control The Phoenix Force?

The latest Marvel teaser gives us a better idea of what direction the story will be moving.

If you've been keeping up with the AVENGERS VS. X-MEN then you know there are currently five X-Men who have been granted the power of the Phoenix. As you probably expected, this is not going to last. Only one person will be able to hold on to the power of the Phoenix Force -- the question is, who will that person be? And does this news in any way relate to the rumor that Jean may be making her return to the Marvel Universe? Check out the preview image for the third act of AVENGERS VS. X-MEN which launches this August, below.

AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #9 (JUN120592)

Written by JASON AARON

Penciled by ADAM KUBERT

Cover by JIM CHEUNG

FOC – 7/9/2012, On Sale – 8/1/2012

This August, the comic book event of the year – Avengers VS. X-Men – reaches critical mass as Earth’s Mightiest make their last stand against the Phoenix Force. But when the Phoenix Force yearns for a single host, who will it choose? There can only be one! Act Three kicks off in Avengers Vs. X-Men #9, hitting comic shops, the Marvel Comics app, and Marvel Digital Comic Shop this August.

Which team will reign supreme? Join the conversation on Twitter with #AvX!

For more on Avengers VS X-Men, please visit http://avx.marvel.com

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Posted by cattlebattle

Judging from the teaser poster...its obviously Connor Macleod

Posted by Mercy_

ughhh

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Posted by Mutant God

I say either iron fist or hope

Posted by FLStyle

Well, well. Colour me interested in AvX again.

Posted by WolfMonkey

ok let's list the people in this picture. iron man. wolverine. hawkeye and spider woman? is that surge? hope and.. emma?

Posted by Teerack

I'm thinking Iron Fist would make the most sense considering the story they just told in New Avengers 25-26.

Not gonna lie tho I think it would be cool to see Cap, Stark, or Spidery with it.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

I wonder if Marvel would get sued if they had the "Only" and "Be" the other way round 

Posted by cmaprice
Posted by Ijan092

Please marvel leave jean out of this -.-''

Posted by Or35ti

I see Iron Man, Wolverine, Iron Fist and then Hawkeye and Scarlet Witch? I hope we're actually surprised by the pick, without having someone ridiculous get it.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
@Teerack said:

I'm thinking Iron Fist would make the most sense considering the story they just told in New Avengers 25-26.

Not gonna lie tho I think it would be cool to see Cap, Stark, or Spidery with it.

What story did they tell?
Posted by X35

...who's got a movie coming out?

Posted by jwalser3

Toad :P

Posted by Master_Thief

Jean Grey

Posted by darkrider

wow today was full of news

Posted by MrMazz

Clearly Connor MacLeod will.

Or jean since well she has been dead for 8 years that's long enough right?

Posted by TheCrowbar

You know whose hand isn't there?

Cyclops...

Posted by Master_Thief

Odviously its Foggy Nelson

Edited by Osian2

@TheCrowbar said:

You know whose hand isn't there?

Cyclops...

None of the phoenix fives hands are shown. Please don't let it be Cap, Wolverine or Spiderman.

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

@Ijan092 said:

Please marvel leave jean out of this -.-''

I agree I don't want to see Jean return in this event

Posted by Destinyhero20

Batman

Edited by Teerack

~NEW AVENGERS AND AVENGERS VS X-MEN 6 MINOR SPOILS~

@Jonny_Anonymous: That like a hundred years ago or something like that. A red haired girl that looked like Hope became the first Iron Fist in thousands of years. And then the Phoenix came and the Dragon spirit that's inside all Iron Fist got in a fight with the phoenix and helped her control it enough to fly away from earth "because earth wasn't ready yet"

The line on the cover is also "There can only be one" which might be a reference to what Iron Fist said in New Avengers 25 where Hope asked if she was going to be an Iron Fist and Danny's response was "No I'm Iron Fist, and there can only be one" Then Iron Fist's master Lei Kung(The guy who's always on the team roster pages in the beginning) said "Maybe"

Not to mention that in Avengers vs. X-men 6 when they tried to get hope cyclops' black was blocked by a mystic shield that came out of Iron Fist, and they also reference the story a little in issue six.

also Iron Fist's hand is only one facing us and it's in the middle, so kind of looks like it's already in his grasp and everyone else is reaching for it.

Posted by soul82

Rachel Summers: "they call you the chaosbringer

the say phoenix was evil

that your power was too terrible to be controlled

and your human spirit too weak to witstand its temptation.

I say that´s wrong! I´m your daugther.. firstbron and only child

and I claim the power and the name of PHOENIX"

Posted by bookerman20

Isn't that the same issue that has Spider-Man on the cover...??? That New Avengers issue was sick, and the fact the Iron Fist is becoming a focal point makes ths event better....

Posted by AlexLaVelle

How about the Punisher? Tie it into last week's 'This is War' teasers.

Posted by The Stegman

Batman?

Posted by Crom-Cruach

@cattlebattle said:

Judging from the teaser poster...its obviously Connor Macleod
Posted by SpitfireINK

We already have our answer - Just not willing to accept it.

The story is about - REBIRTH - after all.

Posted by Remi

No man should have all that power.

Posted by Bestostero

havent they defiled what was the phoenix force enough already?

Posted by ReVamp

@Destinyhero20 said:

Batman

Awesome Av + Awesome Post.

Win.

Posted by Hareil0079

Wanda gets the PF, She goes nuts cause the powers don't mix and the only way to stop her is to kill her, Wanda dies, PF get's scattered and Jean Grey gets resurrected in the process by a piece of the PF

Posted by Jekylhyde14

Jeannie's coming home from the White Hot Room!

Edited by jorgeareizaga

MARVEL WE THE PEOPLE WANT JEAN GREY COME BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by paulcousins

Aunt May... and with that the latest Marvel Event: Great power and Gingerbread Cookies

Posted by Dark_Vengeance_

Deadpool @paulcousins: and Aunt may is my second choice

Posted by jsphsmth

and now I cannot get the Highlander soundtrack by Queen out of my head.

Posted by UrmanitaRules

@cattlebattle: Yeah what is this, Highlander?

Edited by CitizenJP

Who ever it is will probably end up dying at some point in a future arc and then come back a year later for no reason. You know.

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Posted by notarandomguy

@Osian2 said:

@TheCrowbar said:

You know whose hand isn't there?

Cyclops...

None of the phoenic fives hands are shown. Please don't let it be Cap, Wolverine or Spiderman.

@haydenclaireheroes said:

@Ijan092 said:

Please marvel leave jean out of this -.-''

I agree I don't want to see Jean return in this event

I love Jean but please, she turned into an iconic character, Logan even named the school after her, if she returns, after the Scarlet Witch did, it would mean most of what we've seen in the X-series so far, will mean nothing.

Edited by JoseDRiveraTCR7

It's going to be Cyclops, and then he'll turn evil. Then he'll fight Wolverine, Jean will come back to life, she and Logan will kill Scott, and then proceed to have sex on top of his corpse.

I'm dropping Marvel. They're out of ideas. The rumored relaunch better help them because their line is freaking stagnant.

Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau
@X35 said:

...who's got a movie coming out?

LMFAO!
Posted by Sawcesome

@JoseDRiveraTCR7 said:

It's going to be Cyclops, and then he'll turn evil. Then he'll fight Wolverine, Jean will come back to life, she and Logan will kill Scott, and then proceed to have sex on top of his corpse.

I'm dropping Marvel. They're out of ideas. The rumored relaunch better help them because their line is freaking stagnant.

...I hate that you're probably right.

Posted by newxfactor

Is now when Rachel Summers controls the Phoenix Force?

Posted by Mr. Kamikaze

Good time for Jean to just come back and tell them all to fuck off, absorb the Phoenix force, and then die. Problem solved.

Then next month the Avengers can go back to being hunted by Norman Osborn, or Wonder Man, or the media, or Ultron, or whoevers turn it is to hunt the Avengers and make everyone think they're evil.

Posted by CptPanda29

Wolvie and the Xmen sold me on Xmen, but AvX has been making me lose interest in reminding me why I didn't like them in the first place.

Posted by joshmightbe

In the end no one will be able to fully control the phoenix force

Posted by Hareil0079

Bishop will have the Phoenix, I called It

Posted by Miss_Garrick

@cattlebattle said:

Judging from the teaser poster...its obviously Connor Macleod

Naw, It's going to be Duncan fer sure. X^D

Posted by LordRequiem

I know hands are difficult to draw, but I'm not much of a fan of this teaser.

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