The duo have a complex history and relationship with each other rooted far back in the simmering romantic tension between them and Jean Grey, Cyclops' girlfriend who went from Marvel Girl to Phoenix to Dark Phoenix before sacrificing herself.
"That very personal conflict is going to ripple off and break apart the X-Men in a huge way," Aaron said of the characters, whose names are Scott Summers and Logan. But as to how it happens, he's not saying.
"As far as the nature of that conflict and what sparks it and how it happens, that's still under wraps. That's the whole crux of 'Schism,'" Aaron said.
Gillen said the events of "Schism" makes ending the series a necessity.
"The X-Men has always been a book with ideology and ideas at its heart, and to be fair to them -- to best present them -- you have to be entirely true," Gillen said. "And if the story we're telling demands that you end the 'Uncanny X-Men,' you end the 'Uncanny X-Men.' No, it's not taken lightly -- but it's taken if it's necessary to do it."
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