After Ms. Marvel confirmed the existence of mutants in the MCU, fans were convinced that they would see their favorite X-Men characters having their MCU debut soon. And with Hugh Jackman in Deadpool 3, it is confirmed that MCU is planning to include mutants into the MCU. However, this may not happen anytime soon. Marvel Studios has already announced every movie and show for two upcoming years. This two-year plan includes a number of shows and movies, but none of them are specifically about X-Men.
Considering this, MCU may not have plans to introduce X-Men for the next two years. Although it is confirmed that MCU will introduce more mutants into the MCU as the studio has already gained rights to X-Men characters and Fantastic Four. The studio has announced Fantastic Four at the D23 Expo, which will be directed by Matt Shakman.
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Marvel Studios is Not Planning to Introduce X-Men into the MCU Now
MCU has had multiple mutant appearances in some of its recent movies and shows. From Professor X in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness to Wolverine’s Easter egg in the She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. All these cameos, easter eggs, and Ms. Marvel have confirmed the existence of mutants in the MCU.
Looking at it all together seems like Marvel is laying the groundwork for the X-Men in the MCU. However, the studio may not introduce them in the MCU anytime soon. The studio did not announce any X-Men-related projects at the D23 Expo while announcing the two upcoming phases of the MCU.
Now that the studio has rights to X-Men and its characters, fans can expect to see these mutants superheroes in phase 7 and the following phases of the MCU. Hugh Jackman has already confirmed that he will have his MCU debut with Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool 3. And following Wolverine’s appearance more mutants can be seen in the future Marvel projects.
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Marvel Reportedly Hired a Writer For X-Men
Following the presentation at the 2022 D23 Expo, reports revealed that Marvel Studios has started working on introducing X-Men into the MCU. According to a senior Deadline reporter, Justin Kroll, Marvel hired a writer for its future projects based on the mutants. He further says that the movie may not happen for a long time, but the studio is surely planning something for X-Men’s future in the MCU.
He did not reveal who has been hired by the studio and mentioned not to expect any casting announcement in the near future. Marvel has not made any official announcements yet, but all this is just enough to assume that following phase 6, Marvel has plans to introduce them into the MCU.
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The reason why Marvel is not planning to introduce X-Men into the MCU could be a whole new set of characters that are being introduced into the Multiverse saga. Phase 5 and Phase 6 will have a series of new characters and this could be the reason why the studio decided not to introduce X-Men till phase 6.
Now that Hugh Jackman is confirmed to appear in Deadpool 3, and with the numerous mentions of mutants in the MCU, fans can expect to see more mutants in the MCU following phase 6.
Deadpool 3 is set to hit theatres on September 6, 2024.