Disney’s acquisition of Fox has ensured that two beloved Marvel Comics characters will finally be allowed to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: The X-Men and the Fantastic Four. Marvel Studios has made it clear that, of the two groups, Fantastic Four is the more urgent priority. Matt Shakman has it Fantastic Four The movie is set for a February 2025 release, bringing Marvel’s First Family back to the big screen. The X-Men’s plan is a long-term ordeal, but that doesn’t mean the MCU is waiting to start laying the groundwork for its mutant future.
There have been a couple of direct references to mutants in the MCU to this point. The word “mutant” is said in reference to the characters in both Ms. Marvel And Black Panther: Wakanda Foreverconfirming the existence of mutants in the franchise.
In the year 2024, the mutants will make an even bigger foray into the MCU with the release of Deadpool 3. Ryan Reynolds’ famous X-Men just got its third installment, this time with Marvel Studios, and it’s been confirmed that the movie will exist within the confines of the MCU.
So, with Deadpool 3 on the horizon, and the multiverse wide open, it seems like a good time to take a look at how many mutants have already appeared – or are confirmed to appear – in the MCU.
Ryan Reynolds’ take on Deadpool might be the most popular comic book character out there right now. Fans have loved this loyal take on the Merc with a Mouth since 2017, and after more than seven years, the character is finally joining the MCU.
No one yet knows exactly how R-rated Deadpool will intertwine with the MCU. There’s a good chance he’s in a separate universe from the Avengers characters. despite, Deadpool 3 It would make him a part of the franchise, which would open the door to all kinds of possibilities.
There are few mutants more popular than Wolverine, so it makes sense that he would be one of the first to appear in the MCU. The big question surrounding Wolverine’s MCU debut was how Marvel Studios would find someone to play the role. Hugh Jackman’s turn as Wolverine was iconic, and replacing him seems a bit impossible. On the one hand, Marvel has probably wanted Wolverine in their films for a long time, and Jackman isn’t getting any younger.
For now, Jackman is bringing the character from the Fox X-Men universe into the MCU. Confirmed to participate Deadpool 3 Versus Reynolds, finally pitting the best-loved foes against each other once again. There’s no telling if Jackman will have a role in the MCU after this movie.
At this time, there are only three confirmed mutant characters for Deadpool 3but it’s the third one that fans are definitely excited to see make its way into the MCU.
News broke on Wednesday that Stefan Kapicic is reprising his role as Giant in the Deadpool 3, making him one of the few actors to appear in all three films in the Deadpool series. Considering how important Colossus is to so many different iterations of the X-Men, this version of the character may have some power in the MCU down the road.
Kamala Khan has not traditionally been cast as a mutant, but the MCU made a change to the character to help lay the groundwork for the introduction of mutants into the franchise.
on Disney+ Ms. Marvel In the series, the M-word is dropped regarding Kamala’s genes, and the theme tune of the X-Men animated series can be heard in the background at the same time. She may not be part of the X-Men, but Kamala’s new mutant origin will have a huge impact on how the franchise interprets the existence of mutantkind.
Patrick Stewart has spent decades portraying the leader of the mutants, and was the first to make his way into the MCU in the Fox X-Men system. Unfortunately for him, this is likely to be a bit of a one-off, as his Professor X from the alternate universe (complete with yellow hover-chair) was killed by the Scarlet Witch.
We probably won’t see more of Stewart’s Charles Xavier in the MCU moving forward, but his appearance in… Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Open the door to the future. With the multiverse, literally anything can happen.
Namor is known by comics fans as Marvel’s first mutant, but there has been a question as to whether or not the MCU will maintain this backstory in its iteration of the character. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Put this debate to rest.
Not only did star Tinoc Huerta say that Namor would be a mutant while promoting the movie, but his character actively references his transformations in the movie itself.
Quiksilver and the Scarlet Witch?
Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver are already in the MCU, but we don’t know yet how deeply the franchise will connect them with other mutants.
Their initial appearance made it seem like their powers came from experiments conducted by Hydra, but some flashbacks WandaVision She confirmed that at least one of the twins had abilities before she was captured. This leaves open the door for a comic-like mutant origin story.
Looks like there will be a more specific answer in WandaVision After Evan Peters appeared on the show. Peters has played Quicksilver in the Fox X-Men movies, while Aaron-Taylor Johnson has played the MCU in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Peters’ character claimed to be Wanda’s brother, and fans believed this was the first mutant crossover, but it ultimately turned out to be nothing more than a fake, with Peters playing a character named Ralph Boehner.