When the MCU was first released, Marvel was left without many of its comic book characters thanks to some complicated movie rights issues. That included the entire X-Men world, along with other affiliated characters and stories. As anyone who reads the X-Men comics knows, a huge chunk of Marvel is missing from the movies.
Disney recently acquired a significant portion of Fox’s entertainment stakes. This brought the X-Men back into the fold. Fans know that great things are to come in the MCU when the X-Men finally make their debut, as they are such an important part of Marvel comics. That said, not even the smallest detail has been released on how that could happen. But there are many ways that mutants can become part of the MCU.
10 The Eternals reveal their existence
One of the most anticipated upcoming MCU releases is the feature film. Eternal. It will focus on a mysterious race of divine beings who have walked the Earth for several millennia.
It could be the Eternals who introduce the X-Men, if not a factor in the overall creation of Mutants. If anyone knows that there are mutants on Earth, they would have to be the beings that have been on the planet for so long.
9 Loki opens a door
Even after all these years and movies, Loki remains one of the most beloved and fascinating characters in the MCU. You have to give Tom Hiddleston most of the credit for that, as his charismatic performance made it tick.
Loki is the third character to get his own Disney + series, and he will feature many time travels. The X-Men could easily be included in this story. That’s largely due to the fact that they regularly end up involved in similar time-travel shenanigans.
8 The scarlet witch casts an even bigger spell
WandaVision left the Scarlet Witch in her own company at the foot of Wundagore Mountain, studying the Darkhold in seclusion. While his next appearance is not until the next Strange doctor film, that doesn’t mean it can’t cause other problems.
It is only recently that Wanda has realized how potentially powerful she really is. In the comics, this is a person who once stripped most of Earth’s mutants of their powers with three words. She could also easily end up creating the world’s mutants.
7 Instantly altered humanity
Over the course of the MCU, the biggest event has easily been The Snap. This is the moment when Thanos used the power of the Infinity Gauntlet to wipe out half of all life in the universe. The number of deaths was almost incalculable.
The Infinity Gauntlet was used two more times, first to bring everyone back to life and then to permanently destroy Thanos. All of those galactic energy blasts occurred on Earth and may have altered the DNA of some humans, creating mutants.
6 Captain America alters the past
After the day was won and the Avengers had mourned their fallen allies, Captain America went on a journey to return the Infinity Stones to their rightful places on the timeline. The twist was that he chose to stay in the past and live the life with Peggy Carter that he always dreamed of.
But it’s hard to imagine Captain America just sitting in the suburbs and not getting involved. In one of his secret adventures, it’s quite possible that he might stumble upon the existence of mutants and start the chain of events that would introduce them to the MCU.
5 Doctor Strange opens the multiverse
One of the long-standing theories about mutants in the MCU is that they will come from another reality. When the fans were watching WandaVision, they kept looking for any sign that Wanda’s reality-altering ways would attract the mutants.
But an upcoming MCU movie is literally called Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Insanity, and will bring other mystical characters like Scarlet Witch. It is not difficult to imagine that they will find a reality with Mutants, opening a door for them to enter the main continuity.
4 The Darkhold has the answers
There are many unanswered questions in the MCU, and no one is sure where the clarity will come from. But WandaVision may have entered the source that will provide some answers in the form of Darkhold.
It is a legendary and feared book in the pages of Marvel Comics that is capable of great evil depending on whose hands it is in. If there is a way to bring mutants into the MCU, Darkhold will have that information on its pages.
3 Deadpool gets too caught up in time
When fans last saw Merc with a Mouth, he had “borrowed” Cable’s time travel contraption and was leaping into reality. Basically he was fixing bugs like killing himself version of X-Men Origins: Wolverine Or murder Ryan Reynolds before he was in Green Lantern.
But Deadpool isn’t exactly known for his restraint. He could accidentally punch a hole between his reality and the MCU, and cause the two realities to become one. If nothing else, this could be the way Deadpool at least makes its way into the MCU.
two Have always been there
The easiest way to bring mutants into the MCU is to find out that they have been there the entire time. Naturally, this will raise questions about why they haven’t been involved before. But who says they didn’t?
Introducing characters like the X-Men could be an exploration of how they have really been a part of everything that has happened thus far. The big moment when the Avengers are revealed would be the beginning of a secret war that even the greatest heroes were unaware of.
1 The phoenix rises
The Phoenix saga remains a key story in the X-Men comics, particularly in the Dark Phoenix arc. While the X-Men animated series of the 1990s did a great job with it, both live-action feature film adaptations flopped on their respective faces.
In reality, a Phoenix-enhanced Jean Gray may be the most powerful being in the X-Men world. If anyone can open a hole from one reality to the next, that would be her. She might come looking for Scarlet Witch given her recent turn-on.
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