With Ms. Marvel officially introduced as the first-ever Mutant in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the most recent Ms. Marvel series, it seems that the appearance of Mutants in the MCU will not cease to stop anytime soon as the Kamala Khan actor hints at more future Mutant appearances in MCU. According to the interview, she thinks that Namor in the upcoming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is also a mutant, and many other Mutants will also start appearing in the MCU to officially introduce X-Men in full potential in the cinematic universe.
Ms. Marvel on the future of Mutants in MCU?
The finale of the Ms. Marvel series, which was released a few weeks ago, was a shocking moment for the fans as it was revealed that the central character is the first official Mutant of the MCU. Speaking about it to Erik Voss of the New Rockstars, Iman Vellani stated that she was “freaking out” when she got to know about the scene. But she also revealed that the actors didn’t know if that shot would appear in the final version of the series or not and at that time, she just hoped wholeheartedly for it to happen:
“Ooh. God, I don’t even know. We didn’t even know that scene was even going to make the cut. We shot it not knowing if it was going to happen. Like, I got sent that script before reshoots for our show started and I was freaking out, emailing everyone, texting everyone in all caps. I was like, ‘This is happening? Please tell me I’m a mutant.’ And we shot it. We were still crossing our fingers, hoping it was going to make the cut and it did. And it was literally all up to Kevin [Feige]…”
Now coming to the most important topic when she was asked if she knows about the appearance of more of her kind in the MCU or not, she said that even the Mutant introduction in the series was out of everyone’s plan and was just introduced by the writer of the show randomly so she is unaware of the studios’ plan regarding the Mutants for now but she would love if they introduce more X-Men in future and here she spoke about Namor being a mutant in the MCU:
Literally how this happened was, Sana [Amanat], our producer, was in one of the writer room meetings and she’s like, ‘… We can’t figure this out like what if we just made her a mutant or something?’ Kevin was like, ‘Okay.’ And, that’s it. So, I don’t know what their plans are. I would love to see just more mutants pop up… You know, Namor’s coming. Just a lot of people established as mutants and then eventually we get some sort of X-Men team up together. That’d be awesome.”
These statements of Iman Vellani created quite a stir in the fandom as Namor is one of the comics’ oldest and most important characters. On top of it, the sub-mariner is also a mutant in the MCU, so the words of the Ms. Marvel actor missed no chance in creating an immediate buzz among the audience regarding the movie.
Namor in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever:
Namor played by Tenoch Huerta is going to be introduced in the upcoming venture of MCU as the leader of the underwater kingdom and the main antagonist of the movie. The origin of the character is also reportedly changed in the upcoming movie as the Atlantean background is changed to Talocan. Now while the reason is not officially known but it can be stated that it is done to avoid confusion with DC’s Aquaman.
But if the sub-mariner is officially introduced as a Mutant in the MCU then the day will not be late when we will watch an X-Men movie in MCU and on top of it we didn’t even get a single update on X-Men up to phase 6 at the SDCC 22, so it will be an interesting wait to watch what does the Kevin Feige led studio has for us.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is going to hit the theaters on November 11, 2022, while the Ms. Marvel series can be exclusively streamed on Disney+
Source: New Rockstars