What can we expect from the MCU X-Men? The latest rumors are intriguing, to say the least…
Ever since The Avengers hit theaters in 2012, fans have waited anxiously to see what Marvel Studios could do with the X-Men. If there was someone who could nail the team dynamic, it would be producer Kevin Feige. Fans waited patiently — sometimes impatiently — for the eventual moment when the characters fell under Marvel Studios once gain. Several years later, it happened. Disney acquired 20th Century Fox, and with it came the X-Men characters.
Thus began the next stage of waiting — the wait for Kevin Feige to seamlessly integrate the X-Men into the MCU. And it wouldn’t be an easy task. Given all that’s happened in the MCU, it’d be hard to believe that Mutants were a known entity or oppressed in any way. We know it won’t be an easy task, but we have faith that Marvel Studios will do their best. But what are their current plans? Well, scooper Mikey Sutton apparently has an idea of where Marvel Studios’ mindset is at.
According to Sutton, we can expect many of the characters to be introduced via other Marvel Studios movies. I guess you can likely compare it to how characters like Black Widow, Hawkeye, Black Panther, and Spider-Man were introduced. They were given opportunities to shine in other films before taking center stage in their own projects. But which characters will make up the core team? Again, this is just a rumor, but here is who he says we will be seeing in the initial X-Men lineup. As a side note, this team is the X-Men team, but not the only Mutants that will be present:
Also, noteworthy is that Storm will apparently be from Wakanda. With that in mind, I can’t help but wonder if that character would be introduced in Black Panther 2. Comic fans will know that her and Black Panther actually have a romantic relationship — so, her integration into the main franchise could be an interesting one to follow. But how will their overall approach to the X-Men differ?
“Kevin Feige wants an all-new, all-different approach — at least somewhat compared to what Fox did for so long with the X-Men. The president of Marvel Studios is looking at focusing on the team as a school, with some students joining Professor X on missions, while others still studying and training. Essentially a Hogwarts for Mutants.”
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It sounds like current plans for a standalone X-Men movie is kicked off with the death of Thunderbird. This apparently brings extra focus and gravity to the work that Professor X does with his school. If you ask me, it sounds a bit like what we got with Civil War.
As with all rumors, you need to take this with a grain of salt. While Mikey Sutton does have an okay track record, these are just early stages. There is no script written yet, and these plans can easily be changed tomorrow, for all we know. All the same, if true, it’s cool to get some insight into what Kevin Feige is planning for this beloved team.
You’ll notice that there’s an emphasis on doing something different — giving lesser-known characters to shine. That seems to be Feige’s hope, based on this report. So different, in fact, that Magneto won’t be introduced until later, and down the line, he may even be leading the X-Men. Personally, I’m a bit skeptical of this last bit of news. For a franchise that has so many moving parts, it seems oddly specific for stuff that could be more than a decade away.
What do you think of these MCU X-Men rumors? Do you buy them, and if so, is this the direction you want to see the team move in? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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SOURCE: Mikey Sutton (via The Cosmic Wonder)