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Marvel has finally started talking about mutants in the MCU, and we expect Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) to show up in the MCU soon enough. But Marvel hasn’t announced any live-action X-Men projects or revealed when the Avengers and the mutants will meet up.
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However, the X-Men’s arrival is inevitable. Even if it takes several years for the first MCU X-Men movies to drop, there’s no question that they’re coming. And given the state of the MCU, the X-Men’s imminent arrival might spoil a major Avengers development.
Where The Eternals Could Show Up Again in Marvel's Multiverse Saga
There has been little talk of the Eternals since last year's film. Here's where fans could expect to see them in Marvel's Multiverse Saga.Even with Kevin Feige’s detailing of Phases Five and Six, along with the unveiling of The Multiverse Saga, at San Diego Comic-Con this year, there has yet to be any word of when (or even if) the characters introduced in Eternals will show up again in the MCU. Despite the film’s less-than-stellar reception, Feige and other Marvel Studios producers have continued to speak about the impact of the film on the MCU.
It’s not going to be great news for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Mind you, MCU Phase 4 spoilers will follow below. You’ll want to be up to date on current events in the MCU before you read any more about this massive Avengers spoiler.
The Multiverse Saga will end with Avengers: Secret Wars, which should include a few mutants. Ms. Marvel (Iman Vellani) is one of them. Deadpool is another. There are also mutants from an alternate reality that could show up in the movie. Finally, we have the X-Men in the Avengers’ primary reality, but they have yet to reveal themselves.
Marvel needs to tell us where the X-Men have been
Mutants have not appeared in any Avengers movies so far because Marvel didn’t have the film rights to the characters. Disney solved that problem by acquiring 20th Century Fox, but that doesn’t make Marvel’s job any easier. Marvel will still have to come up with an excellent explanation for the absence of mutants in the MCU.
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Given the large scope of Secret Wars in the comics, Captain America and Iron Man's return could come from a new and even bigger version of Civil War.As seen in 2015's Secret Wars comic story line by Jonathan Hickman and Esad RibiÄ, the Illuminati were unable to prevent their primary Marvel Universe (designated Earth-616) from colliding with the Ultimate Universe (Earth-1610). Serving as the last in the long line of incursions that wiped out the multiverse, it was only thanks to the efforts of Doctor Doom that existence itself was salvaged. Forming Battleworld from a collection of surviving realities, Doom declared himself God Emperor.
To that end, it’ll be interesting to see how Deadpool makes his way to the MCU. We expect Deadpool 3 to hit theaters before Avengers 5 and 6 so he can be a part of the future team. © Provided by BGR Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) and Bruno Carrelli (Matt Lintz) in Ms. Marvel episode 2.
Separately, Marvel might also have a logistical issue. Existing Fox contracts might prevent the studio from using some of the beloved X-Men in Avengers adventures before those actor deals expire. And that should happen in 2025.
This gives Marvel time to fix its X-Men-related Avengers problem. And that’s the spoiler hiding in plain sight that I was alluding to.
Aside from introducing new superheroes and their backstories, the MCU Phase 4 also insisted on an Avengers detail that you can’t ignore. The Avengers are hugely popular with regular mortals. And that will have to change before the X-Men arrive.
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The origin films within the MCU are some of the strongest and most engaging projects to date. © Provided by CBR RELATED: 10 Best MCU Projects, According To Rotten Tomatoes The MCU's typical formula of several origin films before the next team-up is vital to the success of the franchise, as these outings allow fans to gain a deeper understanding of the character before they are thrown into the larger world of the MCU, where character development is often hindered by overarching plots and an extensive ensemble.
The Avengers are too popular
People want to take pictures with Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) in Endgame. And Wong (Benedict Wong) is a huge superhero that people recognize in Shang-Chi.
In Hawkeye, they make musicals dedicated to the Avengers, focusing on Steve Rogers. And The Falcon and the Winter Soldier shows us an actual tribute to the former Captain America that proves the world is supporting its superheroes.
Meanwhile, people are cosplaying in the streets and holding Avengers conventions in Ms. Marvel. Not only that, but regular humans know a lot of details about the Avengers and their big fight against Thanos (Josh Brolin). It’s not just Ms. Marvel that conveys that message.
Even the Eternals have a deep admiration for the Avengers. © Provided by BGR Hawkeye Rogers Musical
Finally, superheroes like Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) appear on podcasts to discuss being Avengers. Again, Ms. Marvel makes that very clear.
Even the first She-Hulk episode tells us how popular the Avengers are. And that glorious She-Hulk credits scene is a great testament to that.
How will the X-Men become a problem for the Avengers? Well, the world will have to start hating mutants at some point in the future. That’s a huge X-Men theme and something Marvel will want to use in its own mutants adventures.
Every F-Bomb & Curse Word Cut Off In The MCU
Marvel has kept all its official MCU movies PG-13, but they've found creative ways to let their heroes swear through perfectly timed cut-offs.Marvel's writers do skirt around the really bad words, however. The comics have been doing this for decades with grawlix in place of the actual swear words, and profanity in the MCU usually gets handled in a similarly creative fashion. With a PG-13 rating to uphold, most MCU movies deploy a** and d*mn pretty freely but keep b**ch and sh** somewhat more infrequent, while never dropping an f-bomb without cutting it off.
The proliferation of super-powered individuals will lead to inevitable problems. And She-Hulk will probably explore some of that. As more and more people develop powers, public opinion might change.
The big X-Men spoiler: The downfall of the Avengers
Approval ratings might drop as more people will look unkindly at some X-Men. At that point, those who hate superheroes will not care that they’re called Avengers, Thunderbolts, or X-Men. They’ll hate all of them indiscriminately.
With that in mind, it’ll take some sort of huge event for a large number of people to start questioning the need for superheroes. Or their legality.
That’s the big X-Men-related spoiler for upcoming Avengers movies. Something terrible must happen in the MCU so the world can blame the Avengers. Against that backdrop, Marvel can tell familiar X-Men stories with Magneto facing off against Professor X. © Provided by BGR Avengers
Some MCU fans might point out that not everyone loves the Avengers. We’ve seen the seeds for that in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Even Far From Home and No Way Home showed us that there are people who do not necessarily condone everything superheroes do.
But overall, the MCU Phase 4’s message has been that the Avengers are immensely popular. That sentiment can’t persist for Marvel to develop X-Men stories.
She-Hulk's Spider-Man Reference Breaks The MCU Timeline... Again
Marvel just broke the MCU timeline again as She-Hulk episode 3 includes a reference to Spider-Man: No Way Home's memory spell - which makes no sense.She-Hulk: Attorney At Law just broke the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline, again, after seemingly referencing Doctor Strange's Spider-Man: No Way Home spell. Since the MCU is built on the premise of every movie and show taking place in a single universe, the continuity of the franchise has continued to gain notoriety. For as much as Marvel Studios wants audiences to think everything is carefully planned out, the canon breaks have continued to mount over the year.
Also, let’s not forget that Marvel still has to deal with the Sokovia Accords at some point in the future. After all, No Way Home and Ms. Marvel told us that the world’s governments are looking to police super-powered individuals. It’s only a matter of time until regular humans will have to revisit the accords.
You can catch up to all the events in the MCU, except for MCU Spider-Man movies on Disney Plus. And Thor: Love and Thunder starts streaming in a couple of weeks.
More Marvel coverage: For more MCU news, visit our Marvel guide.
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