New rumors reveal why we haven’t heard from the X-Men in the MCU and what their future plans are
Since Disney I buy 20th Century Fox In 2019, the first thing Marvel fans expected were details and announcements about when we might see Marvel. Fantastic Four and the X-Men back on the big screen.
Over time we have learned little by little the plans they have for the future, and we have seen some clues materialized in their films. John Krasinski appeared as Mr Fantastic in the movie Dr. Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness and it has already been confirmed that a film focused on Marvel’s first family will arrive on November 8, 2024.
And besides that we could see Patrick Stewart back like Professor Xavier in Multiverse of Madness, WandaVision made a painful joke by incorporating Evan Peters as a version of peter for a few episodes. However, really nothing confirmed about the mutant team yet and it seems that your jump live action It will not arrive until 2025, since they do not appear explicitly in phases 5 and 6 of the MCU.
Nevertheless, new rumors seem to explain why the studio prefers to wait a couple more years before incorporating mutants into its universe, in addition to ensuring that they are laying out the story that they will adapt to the big screen.
Why haven’t we heard from the X-Men?
According to various rumours, the reason why Marvel did not want to introduce the X Men appropriately in your universe is because the rights contract acquired by 20th Century Fox has not yet expired, so if they wanted to create new stories centered around mutants, they would have to use the artists who worked on previous films, since it is not possible for them to create a reboot.
This would explain why Patrick Stewart and Evan Peters can appear as their characters, but in series like Ms Marvel and with characters like Monica Rambeau they preferred to use more ambiguous language to imply that their powers “are the product of a mutation.” And it also makes sense why they seek to exploit beloved stories like the 90’s X-Men series with a sequel to Disney+.
The contract is supposed to last until the end of 2025, which is the year in which the “Saga of the Multiverse”. For this reason, rumors suggest that we won’t really see anything new from the X Men until well into 2026 and that will form part of the Phase 7 of the universe.
But what could the new X-Men story look like?
Some sources suggest that Marvel has already begun planning what path it will take with the stories of the X Men in their universe and they say that they will take inspiration from the successful comic of Astonishing X-Men written by Joss Whedon and Warren Ellis between 2004 and 2008.
The story in general is based on an alien invasion as part of the creation of a mutant cure. However, the most interesting thing is that it is set some time after the events of the comic. New X Men written by Grant Morrison, where the figure of magnet becomes a symbol for the radicalization of young mutants who decide to take their ideals as a banner and create a very deep schism in the school of Charles Xavier.
Cyclops and Emma Frost are two of the great protagonists of this story, but other important members of the team include Beast, Kitty Pride, Dazzler, Nightcrawler and Colossus. In addition to the ideological problems, the comic also includes the impact left by the arc of House of M, where Wanda Maximoff erases all people with mutations from reality.
This would mean that when we meet the new X-Men team they will have to face not only social rejection but also threats to their very existence, which would make sense if we take into account the level and scale of events what is happening now inside the MCU. But it doesn’t look like the new adaptation is going to be connected to anything they have planned in phases 5 and 6, so we’ll have to wait to find out how real this rumor is and when we can see a new mutant team in the game. large screen.