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X-Men in the MCU: These mutants should be there
It has long been known that Marvel is introducing the X-Men into the MCU. What we don't know yet: Which mutants play the leading roles. Now there are new rumors floating around regarding Marvel's plans to do so. Warning: possible spoiler risk.
The YouTube channel The Cosmic Wonder reported on the rumors in a ten-minute video and also revealed the possible line-up for the MCU. There are many familiar faces - but also one or two surprises:
Ororo Monroe aka Storm
Storm is one of the most famous members of the X-Men and has appeared in almost all of the films. It can influence the weather and has so far been played by Halle Berry and Alexandra Shipp.
Scott Summers aka Cyclops
This mutant should also be known to all Marvel fans. Cyclops can shoot rays of energy out of his eyes. In previous "X-Men" films he was portrayed by James Marsden, Tim Pocock and Tye Sheridan.
Video: Youtube / The Cosmic Wonder
Alex Summers aka Havok
Havok is Cyclop's younger brother. It can absorb and transform cosmic rays. The actor Lucas Till previously played Havok on the big screen.
Kurt Wagner aka Nightcrawler
Nightcrawler can teleport itself anywhere - provided it has been to this place before or can see it. In the films, he was played by Alan Cumming and Kodi Smit-McPhee.
Jean Gray aka Marvel Girl
Just like Professor Charles Xavier, Jean Gray is a powerful® telepath. Her code name is to be used for the first time for the MCU: Marvel Girl. This alias was used in the comics not only by Jean Gray, but also by Rachel Summers (aka Phoenix) and Valeria Richards (the daughter of Reed and Susan Richards). So far, Marvel Girl has been portrayed by Famke Janssen and Sophie Turner.
Shiro Yoshida aka Sunfire
Sunfire is a little less known than the other X-Men, but is one of the strongest mutants in the comics. He is able to absorb and manipulate dangerous solar radiation. The mutant has not yet been seen in the cinema, but had a few cameos in the "X-Men" cartoon series (1992-1997).
John Proudstar aka Thunderbird
Thunderbird is also one of the lesser-known mutants. But he was already seen in the Fox series "The Gifted" (2017-2019). His brother Warpath also appeared in "X-Men: Days of Future Pasts" (2014). Thunderbird's Ability: Superhuman Strength - under optimal conditions it can lift up to two tons.
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- Avengers Assemble BR ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 (@AAssembleBR) February 20, 2019
First rumors about the story
What great adventure awaits the X-Men in the MCU, there was little concrete in the clip of The Cosmic Wonder. However, as in the Fox films, there is said to be a boarding school again - the phrase "Hogwarts for mutants" could be heard in the video.
In addition, the rumors say that Thunderbird will bless the temporal after a short time - on the way to Krakoa. In the comics, it was once about a monster island that held the X-Men captive. In another story, Krakoa was a seemingly normal island, but where mutant criminals had to fight for their lives as part of a gruesome reality show ("The Hunger Games" greetings).
Incidentally, Magneto is also said to be part of the X-Men story - but initially in an antagonist role. Allegedly, however, he later joins the X-Men to defeat Doctor Doom.
When we will first see a reference to the X-Men in an MCU movie is not yet known. However, there are already some assumptions about this, which we will present to you in the following. Because with “Marvel’s The Eternals” and “Doctor Strange”, two MCU phase 4 films will be coming to our cinemas in the next few years, which could pave the way for the mutants. Marvel's Disney Plus series “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” also offers potential due to its location.
A tip on the side, if you want to bridge the waiting time until the release of "Marvel’s The Eternals" or another new Marvel project: Our overview with all X-Men films in the correct chronological order.
Is “The Eternals” the stepping stone for the X-Men?
One possibility how the X-Men make it into the MCU: the movie "Marvel’s The Eternals". For a long time there has been a rumor that the MCU adventure acts as a back door for the mutants. There are several theories in this context:
As we know from the comics, the Celestials carried out experiments on the first humans on earth thousands of years ago. These experiments led to the creation of two groups: the Eternals and the Deviants. While the Eternals have a human form, the Deviants have been "disfigured" by mutations. Maybe the X-Men are descendants of the Deviants?
Another theory is that the Celestials wanted to influence the evolution of mankind again. The Eternals could therefore find themselves in a millennia-long war with the godlike beings in their debut film, as CBR suspects (see following video). Perhaps Sersi, Thena & Co. could not completely stop the Celestials in their endeavors - and so the mutants were born.
"Marvel’s The Eternals" will be in German cinemas on February 11, 2021.
Video: Youtube / CBR
The Potential of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Otherwise, “Doctor Strange 2” offers the greatest potential to initiate the debut of the X-Men: Because the film with the title “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” will deal with the multiverse. While we don't know too much yet, the flick could well show alternative realities. The X-Men may live in one of these worlds. Perhaps even the known universe merges with the alternate reality. Suddenly there would be mutants living on the “new” MCU earth.
"Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" will be released on March 25, 2022.
The possible meaning of Madripoor in "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier"
As early as December 2019, photos from the set of the Marvel series "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" made the rounds, which made X-Men fans sit up and take notice. Because the pictures showed Madripoor, a fictional island in Southeast Asia. This island not only served Madame Hydra as a shelter, it also played a role in some "X-Men" comics: for example, well-known mutants such as Beast, Magneto and Cyclops stayed there at times.
So maybe the X-Men debut isn't that far away. Hopefully we will find out more with the release of the series at the latest. So far, the start is scheduled for the end of 2020.
What do you think of the line-up? Which X-Men do you really want to see in the MCU? Let us know via comment.
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