While Wanda survived and went on to aid the Avengers in their fight against Thanos, Pietro’s MCU appearance rather short-lived after he died taking a bullet for Hawkeye in the film’s climactic battle. Meanwhile, Evan Peters’ version of Quicksilver was introduced in 2014’s X-Men : Days of Future Past when he is recruited by Magneto, Wolverine, and Professor Xavier to break into the Pentagon.
However, the X-Men films stayed true to the character’s backstory by explaining his abilities are the result of a genetic mutation, while the MCU’s Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch received his powers by way of HYDRA experimentation. The image used in the tweet is of Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s version of the character from Age of Patron (and not Evan Peters), suggesting Wanda could bring her brother back to life.
That would make a lot of sense considering that WandaVision seems intent on giving Wanda Maxim off the perfect life she never really got. Granted, the Funk pack is not confirmed, but the leaker has been right about such leaks before, so it’s within the realm of possibility that some iteration of Quicksilver will be included in the series.
A leaked casting report suggested that Peters would be playing a key role in WandaVision and that he filmed his scenes in late 2019. So if anyone is playing Pietro on the Disney+ show, it's probably Evan Peters, and that could open the floodgates to any number of other X-Men movie characters making the jump into the MCU.
Prominent characters like Magneto or Jean Grey may not make their MCU debut in any of the most proximate movies or shows in the confirmed slate if Marvel Studios wants to avoid comparisons to their recent cinematic iterations. Then called “miracles” and regarded as enhanced humans, the twins portrayed their Avengers side of the characters, leaving aside any connections to the X-Men properties.
Five years later, the official X-Men lore finally started to take its first steps into the MCU, as can be seen in some major elements of the universe we expect to see in WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Thor 4, and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The last time she appeared in the MCU, she was the child friend of Carol Dancers (Brie Larson) who helped her decide her iconic uniform colors back in 1995.
The first allusion to SWORD took place in the post-credits scene of Spider-Man: Far From Home, in which Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) was seen taking a vacation in an unnamed space station while the Skulls Talks (Ben Mendelsohn) and Sore (Sharon Lynn) took care of Peter Parker (Tom Holland) and his fight against Mysterious (Jake Gyllenhaal) across Europe. S.W.O.R.D stands for “Sentient World Observation and Response Department” and debuted in Astonishing X-Men comics, ironically created by The Avengers and Age of Patron director Joss When.
It's the galactic equivalent of SHIELD, concerned with extraterrestrial threats, and it's closely connected to the X-Men through Commander Abigail Brand, who sends Kitty Pride's pet dragon Lockheed as an undercover agent to report on their activities. The fictional island is located in Southeast Asia and has strong ties to Wolverine, the X-Men, and even The Hand (the ninja organization that permeated the plots of Daredevil and The Defenders).
Super girl actor Carl Lumpy joined the cast of Falcon and the Winter Soldier, reportedly taking on the role of Bradley. The search for more super soldiers is what brings the Weapon X program to the table in the comics, therefore the inevitable debut of Wolverine in the MCU strengthens its foundations.
Maribor has also served as a base for the X-Men (complete with an X-Mansion of its own), and it was the location where Captain America and Wolverine first met when they fought in World War II. In the comics, Wiz Kid is a wheelchair-bound child genius (hence the name) with a mutation that lets him manipulate and rearrange inorganic materials like metal, glass, and plastic into complex artifacts and gadgets at will.
During the quarantine, director Taiga Waiting live-streamed a watch party of Thor: Ragnarök, accompanied by Mark Buffalo (Bruce Banner/The Hulk) and Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie). Combined with the Earth-based clues in Maribor, the SWORD headquarters, and wherever the events of Shang-Chi take place, the introduction of the Star sharks suggests that Marvel is laying the foundations for both terrestrial and cosmic components of the X-Men narrative to enter the MCU simultaneously.
Producer Kevin Face and the creative minds behind the MCU's success in the three phases of the Infinity Saga have maintained an exceptional level of caution and foresight when it comes to setting up the future of the franchise, and nothing indicates that they will let their guard down, especially now that they count with the most iconic Marvel properties for the first time since its inception. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is constantly growing, and moviegoers can't wait to dive back in when Phase Four finally begins with Black Widow.
The storytelling possibilities are seemingly endless, with Doctor Strange's sequel opening up the multiverse and Disney now in control of the Marvel heroes formerly owned by 20th Century Fox. Fans are particular eager to see the X-Men finally join the MCU, although the showrunner from X-Men : The Animated Series recently explained why this might be a problem.
When speaking to the possibility of mutants finally joining the MCU, Lead had some thoughts about why this might be difficult. Eric Lead's comments the Change My Mind podcast might be a little discouraging to X-Men fans who are ready for the team to finally join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
But considering his years of experience telling the team's stories, he's certainly earned the right to his own opinion on the subject. And since Kevin Face and company have given no indication as to the studio's plans for mutants, the conversation will continue online for the foreseeable future.
Some fan theories for this include Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, or perhaps as a result of the events of WandaVision. Those movies ran for two decades, with Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants marking the final two releases.
Kevin Face and Marvel Studios might want to give the property some time to breathe before finally bringing mutants into the shared universe. In the meantime, check out our 2021 release list to plan your trips to the movies next year.
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Marvel producer Kevin Face confirmed at the comic giant’s “Phase Four” press conference that the studio is indeed working on integrating X-Men characters into their expansive cinematic universe. One of the most prominent ideas at the moment is that the huge amount of cosmic energy released by the “snaps” from Infinity War and Endgame may have triggered mutation in the cells of people across the Marvel universe.
As a result, an alternative suggestion is that mutants have existed in secret for thousands of years, but the snap(s) causes a spike in their numbers that brings them into the public eye for the first time. The Eternal starring Richard Madden (Bodyguard), Gemma Chan (Humans) and Angelina Jolie (Maleficent) has been tipped as a possible treasure trove for mutant hints.
The Eternal are cosmic beings born out of genetic experiments performed on early species of human by the Celestials, a group of powerful entities whose origins date back to the very beginning of the Marvel Universe. In the original Marvel comic books, both Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and her brother Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) are mutants, and for a long time were the children of the X-Men’s arch-nemesis Magneto.
The MCU looks set to explore the character’s reality-altering powers in both the Disney+ series WandaVision and the upcoming Doctor Strange sequel, so it’s quite possible that Scarlet Witch could create mutants similarly to how she destroyed them in the comics. The second Doctor Strange movie is said to be a direct follow up to WandaVision and stars Elizabeth Olsen alongside Cumberbatch, meaning elements of the previous theory could also come into play here.
Director Scott Derrick son has said that his Doctor Strange sequel will be a horror movie, which is notable as Fox were experimenting with X-Men characters in that genre with New Mutants starring Maisie William (Game of Thrones). As previously reported, Disney's much-anticipated acquisition of 21st Century Fox has finally been confirmed, with the Mouse House shelling out billions for a sizeable chunk of Rupert Murdoch's television and film assets.
With all that said, there is an element of concern regarding Disney's continued acquisition of other studios, as Hollywood could soon find itself in a position where the Western movie industry is dominated by a single company. Having previously written for various sports and music outlets, Craig's interest soon turned to TV and film, where a steady upbringing of science fiction and comic books finally came into its own.
Craig has previously been published on sites such as Den of Geek, and after many coffee-drenched hours hunched over a laptop, part-time evening work eventually turned into a full-time career covering everything from the zombie apocalypse to the Starship Enterprise via the PARIS. Since joining the Screen Rant fold, Craig has been involved in breaking news stories and mildly controversial ranking lists, but now works predominantly as a features' writer.
Jim Carry is Craig’s top acting pick and favorite topics include superheroes, anime and the unrecognized genius of the High School Musical trilogy. The upcoming MCU Phase 4 Marvel movies will not include any standalone X-Men or Fantastic Four films even though they have characters that Disney now controls following the Fox acquisition.
But a leaker claims that one of the most popular mutants will be introduced as soon as Black Panther 2, which is scheduled to be released in early May 2022. The beloved X-Men and Avengers team member will supposedly get a suit made of a different type of uranium, and it’s Shari who will manufacture it.
The first Marvel TV shows that should have hit Disney+ this year might still launch almost according to plan, assuming production can resume work soon. But this stage of Marvel adventures serves as the springboard for the next major storyline that will hopefully end with an Avengers movie as epic as Endgame.
It’s a reconstruction phase meant to introduce new villains and new heroes, including replacements for the ones who died or retired. Phase 4 will also set up new storylines that allow Marvel to add the characters it obtained from Fox to the MCU mix.
The mutants and The Fantastic Four will be rebooted for the MCU, while Deadpool will be adapted for Marvel’s universe as well. Having the rights to Wolverine and not adding him to the MCU would be huge mistake, and Marvel likely won’t want to pass up the chance to reinvent Logan.
Logan receives his combat pantsuit thanks to Shari and Antarctic Uranium,” Roger War dell said. First, it implies that Wolverine could make an appearance as soon as May 6th, 2022, when Black Panther 2 is supposed to be released if it’s not delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.
War dell also indicates that Shari has a future in the MCU, something we’ve always suspected for T’Calla’s smart sister. Finally, War dell specifically mentioned the type of uranium that Shari will use, and that’s the Antarctic kind.
War dell was the leaker who provided accurate Endgame plot details before the movie premiered, so he clearly had access to inside sources. Marvel has plenty of time to change things around, and let’s not forget that the COVID-19 pandemic could still ruin releases and production timelines.
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