It’s been 12 years since the Marvel Cinematic Universe was born, but there was never a show that talked about mutants in their true form, until Disney acquired the 20th century company. Fans are hoping that the X-Men and other mutants will soon appear in Phase 4 of the MCU, and start joining forces with other superheroes.
So far, many fans have been theorizing about how the X-Men got into the MCU universe, but none of that can be proven until mutants actually appear in the MCU. Fortunately, the first few episodes of Phase 4 of the MCU have already begun to incorporate elements from the X-Men story, and that has paved the way for the characters to become involved in the MCU in the future. Here are some ways the MCU introduced the X-Men.
SWORD in WandaVision and Spider-Man: Away From Home
Serial WandaVision has revealed the return of Monica Rambeau since she first appeared in the film Captain Marvel. in series WandaVision, Monica Rambeau, played by actress Teyonah Parris, is told to work for the organization SWORD This new organization is first briefly introduced in the post-credits scene. Spider-Man: Away From Home, where Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) is seen vacationing on the space station, while Skrulls Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) and Soren (Sharon Blynn) help Peter Parker (Tom Holland) fight Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) in Europe.
In the comics, SWORD stands for ‘Department of World Observation and Response’ and made its debut in the comics. The Amazing X-Men made by director Avenger and Ultron Age namely Joss Whedon. SWORD is an organization equivalent to SHIELD, dealing with extraterrestrial threats and closely related to the X-Men through its commander Abigail Brand.
Madripoor The Falcon and The Winter Soldier
The MCU version of Madripoor City first appeared in the series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. This fictional island located in the Indonesian archipelago has a very close history with Wolverine, the X-Men, and even the organization The Hand. In the comics, Madripoor is a country where criminals from all over the world congregate. Villains like Viper, Hellfire Club, and Wolverine’s son, Daken, are just a few of the many characters based in Madripoor.
Madripoor is also the headquarters of the X-Men, as well as the location where Captain America and Wolverine first met when they fought in World War II. in series eagle and Winter Soldier, Madripoor is said to be the headquarters of Sharon Carter aka Power Broker, played by Emily VanCamp. It seems that Madripoor will be explored further in the future of the MCU, including the possibility of city dwelling mutants.
Wiz Kid di Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings Legend Tea (Issue)
There is a possibility that the Wiz Kid character will appear in the movie Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings Legend Tea. In the comics, Wiz Kid is a child genius who is paralyzed and uses a wheelchair, he is a mutant who has the ability to manipulate and rearrange inorganic materials such as metal, glass, and plastic. His real name is Takeshi Matsuya or Taki, he is a member of The New Mutants, The Avengers Academy, and the X-Terminators. Since the plot of Shang-Chi’s solo film has been kept under wraps so far, it’s unclear if Wiz Kid will actually appear in the film.
star shark in Thor: Love and Thunder
Previously director Taika Waititi told fans about his plans to add Starshark to the film Thor: Love and Thunder it will come. Starshark is a spaceflying shark that first appeared in Amazing X-Men #162, drifting across the universe in search of the X-Men. The Chitauri, a race of aliens who are enemies of the Avengers in the MCU, are also said to have mated Starshark with Acanti, a space whale, resulting in the Leviathan monster seen in the film. Avenger and End of game.
So far, the signs of the X-Men in the MCU have already been seen, coupled with the multiverse concept introduced in the Loki series, which opens a very wide path for mutants in the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It looks like Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige and the creative team behind the success of the MCU’s Infinity Saga have set the future of the X-Men franchise ready. At least with Madripoor and SWORD in the MCU, indicating that the appearance of Wolverine and other mutants is getting closer.