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Secret Wars Might Debut The MCU’s X-Men In The Epic Crossover Story

Rumors of a multiversal Secret Wars crossover event being in the works have been making the rounds. This event could be the perfect vehicle to debut the X-Men. All this, but without creating a canon nightmare for either franchise. It is quite evident that Phase 4 is aiming to stay heavily focused on introducing the multiverse. All due credit certainly goes to DisneyPlus’ Loki and the upcoming Spider-Man and Doctor Strange installments.

Along with that, the points of focus have also been the dangers and repercussions of trying to influence it. On the other hand, it gives Marvel Studios an abundance of story options. If done so, Marvel’s mutants could be seamlessly integrated into the mix as a new narrative.

Up until 2019, the X-Men series was owned by the 20th Century Fox. Since its acquisition, the X-Men series has stood out from the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With Epic and mediocre films, as well as a plethora of continuity and chronology confusions, X-Men in the MCU will be a great addition. Disney’s recent acquisition of 20th Century Fox’s assets has earned Marvel Studios ownership of X-Men. However, Disney is yet to completely integrate mutants or the X-gene into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The impact of X-Men in the MCU

X-Men

It’s clear that the introduction of the mutants into a universe that has already experienced huge catastrophes presents a difficulty in terms of storytelling. These events include Thanos’ Decimation and the Blip. So, where have the mutants been all this while? Is there any explanation as to why the X-Men did not assist in the combat in Avengers: Endgame? Marvel’s forthcoming Eternals are facing the same criticism. Although the immortals have the narrative excuse of not interfering until the threat of Deviants is present. Whereas, the X-Men in contrast does not.

2015’s installment of Secret Wars might debut or would be able to introduce them with ease. Regardless, the MCU version of the multiversal war will most certainly involve other realities and alternative worlds of heroes battling together in an epic crossover, exactly like the comic books. So, the X-Men might just be from another universe, while explaining their absence from the MCU before.

The reality of the Multiverse War

We were warned of a multiverse war by Loki’s He Who Remains -Kang the Conqueror’s time-traveling alteration. Furthermore, Spider-Man will have to deal with the ramifications of multiverse manipulation. This is why Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus is more than likely from the Sam Raimi Spider-Man trilogy reality. Doctor Strange’s, Multiverse of Madness, a sequel suggests mishaps in several alternative realities. Hence, we can only wonder if one of them could be the X- Men? There is therefore the possibility of setting the stage for Secret Wars, which will also allow for the X-Men to make their first appearances in the series.

However, a multiversal debut seems to be the best and cleanest option for the continuity of the MCU. This is regardless of whether or not the same actors like James McAvoy’s Xavier and his pupils along with Michael Fassbender’s Magneto will be included. There’s no better way to introduce the X-Men into the MCU than by teaming up with the Avengers for a huge danger that might unite their universes in the aftermath. Assuming all this is true, it seems like the perfect vehicle for MCU’s Secret Wars to debut its new mutants.

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