Mutants Are Officially In The MCU Now

Mutants Are Officially In The MCU Now

Mutants are officially in the MCU, with the surprise confirmation marking Marvel’s Phase 4 taking its biggest step yet towards introducing the X-Men.

It’s official: mutants are now in the MCU, with┬áMs. Marvel confirmed as one and representing a major step towards the introduction of the X-Men. After the Disney-Fox deal was complete, which saw the rights to the X-Men revert back to Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige teased at San Diego Comic-Con in 2019 that “mutants” would be coming to the MCU. That’s led to constant speculation over how and when mutants would be introduced into the MCU: would it be the X-Men? Would Scarlet Witch be retconned as one? Although there have been some teases, like the use of classic X-Men location Madripoor, much of Phase 4 has ignored mutants… until Ms. Marvel’s finale.

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Throughout her debut solo run in the MCU, Ms. Marvel’s origins have been a major question, with it unclear exactly how she received her powers. Ms. Marvel linked them to the bracelet she wears, suggesting her powers may be cosmic in nature, such as Kree, or could have connections to the Djinn. There had also previously been speculation over whether the MCU might make Ms. Marvel a mutant, with talk of her powers being genetic, and Ms. Marvel season 1, episode 6 takes that further.

At the very end of the Ms. Marvel finale, Kamala talks with Bruno (Matt Lintz) about her origin, as he’s been looking into it further and comparing her genes to her family, realizing there is something different, saying it’s “like a mutation.” If that alone wasn’t enough to confirm Ms. Marvel is a mutant, there’s also a quick snippet of the theme song from X-Men: The Animated Series, which hammers home the point the mutants are officially in the MCU now.

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