Superhero fans have been wondering how mutants – and therefore the X-Men – would be introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Disney bought Fox in 2019, but that question has finally been answered thanks to the Ms. Marvel series. .
Warning: The following paragraphs contain spoilers for the Ms. Marvel Disney+ series.
Early in the series, we learn that the magic bracelet worn by Kamala Khan, Ms. Marvel herself, only activates something already within her, and we are later told that she is a jinn, a new type to be supernatural for the MCU.
In the sixth and final episode, however, Khan and Bruno discuss her genes further before he comments that there is still something different about her, “like a mutation”.
While this may still be open to interpretation given how many directions the MCU is currently heading in, a short soundbite from the X-Men: The Animated Series theme song plays above the stage, which makes it pretty clear that Ms. Marvel is the first step toward a full introduction of mutants and the X-Men.
Marvel hasn’t said anything about bringing the X-Men to the MCU before, but it’s focusing its resources on the franchise elsewhere with the X-Men ’97 series coming to Disney+ next year. One of Fox’s other big franchises, The Fantastic Four, is billed as the final Phase 4 movie, perhaps leaving Phase 5 wide open for a full X-Men intro.
This would include characters such as Wolverine (a role currently played by Taron Egerton of the Kingsman franchise), Professor X (who briefly featured in one of the later Doctor Strange movie alternate universes), and Magneto.
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