The Marvel Cinematic Universe Plans To Integrate The Mutants
The dominant theory for most fans about how the MCU will bring the X-Men into the picture is the multiverse. Future phase 4 projects such as WandaVision and the Strange doctor the rest will officially introduce the concept. Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: away from home has already encrusted it with a time travel, alternative dimensions, etc.
According to reports, Evan Peters also joined WandaVision in a “key role”. If he is indeed resuming his X Men Quicksilver role, the MCU might be ready to connect to Fox’s X Men films in a surprising way. With the multiverse established, it wouldn’t be very difficult to get Peters in as an MCU X-Men version of Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s MCU Quicksilver.
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Fox’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past” Has Unexpected MCU Connection
The DC Extended Universe turns to The flash to reintroduce Michael Keaton’s Batman. The MCU could therefore turn to its own speedster to achieve a similar feat. If he crosses with Fox’s X Men series, the perfect intersection is already built into the franchise. After all, the two X-Men: Days of Future Past and Avengers: Endgame hinge on time-traveling superheroes.
In the two films, the respective teams hope to reverse a dystopian future. In the first, the mutants are hunted by deadly giant robots called Sentinels. And in the latter, the Avengers hope to cancel the elimination of half of all of Thanos’ life (Josh Brolin). But the two stories also take place in 2023. In all likelihood, it was only a coincidence. Where is it?
Marvel Studios is known for planning things far in advance. The company could therefore have 2023 in mind as a connection point to present the X-Men MCU. In the end, the X-Men and the Avengers find themselves in much brighter worlds. Yet with all of the time travel shenanigans occurring in the two universes in 2023, a dimensional divide could be opened between the two.
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Will the X-Men MCU team make their first appearance in phase 4?
Based on what fans have heard, the MCU is probably looking to restart the X-Men entirely, as is done in the comics. But Peters’ cast could be the first indication that this is not the case. And if that is the plan, the 2023 connection could be crucial to merge the MCU and the X Men serial work.
Unlike the Fantastic Four, Fox developed X Men in a popular franchise with commercial success. For almost two decades, films have shaped the way audiences view these characters. So it might be easier to continue to take advantage of the last moments of Days of Future Past than starting from scratch.
With so many mutant characters in the comics, there is no need for the MCU to feel compelled to review them and rethink them again. Restarting Spider-Man is one thing; the X-Men is a much broader title. The mutant team could easily enter the MCU with a whole new range.
And when should the MCU X-Men movie start? 2023, of course.