In an interview with Comic Book Resources, Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso was asked a question about Hercules' new ongoing series.
Also, a lot of fans have been curious if the character's sexuality -- it's been strongly suggested Hercules is bisexual, and in "X-Treme X-Men" an alternate Hercules was in a relationship with Wolverine -- will play a part in the series. Is there any insight you can provide at this point?
Alonso: Hercules and James Howlett's relationship in "X-Treme X-Men" took place in a unique alternate universe, similar to how Colossus was gay in the Ultimate Universe, but is straight in the 616. Same goes for Hercules here.
[Editor's note: Marvel declined a follow-up question on this subject.]
Though the Hercules in X-Treme X-Men was from an alternate universe, it has also been recently implied that the main Marvel Universe's Hercules' sexual partners weren't limited to just women either.
In response to the controversy, Alonso later retweeted a parody image saying Hercules was straight, before deleting it.