Have you guys watched the episode yet? In an earlier interview, Elizabeth Olsen, who plays Wanda Maximoff in the MCU, claimed there are big things in store for WandaVision. Olsen said there will be a The Mandalorian’s Luke Skywalker level cameo in the series. From the looks of it, Scarlet Witch has stayed true to her words. There was indeed a return of a major Marvel Comic Book Character. And fans are having trouble taming their excitement. This might have major implications for the X-Men and how they enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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On A Very special Episode truly was very special. We got to see a very familiar face from the X-Men movies come into the MCU via WandaVision. Evan Peters, who played Quicksilver in the X-Men movies, came in to reprise his role as the popular Marvel character in the series. Pietro Maximoff has come back folks. And he has come back with a mighty bang. How does this translate to the X-Men and their future in the MCU, you ask?
Evan Peters was not the actor who played the character earlier in Age Of Ultron. When Pietro rang the doorbell and Wanda answered, Darcy was quick to notice that she “recast” Pietro. This means that Darcy knew about the real Quicksilver and she knew this was not the original one. What comes as an even big shocker is the fact that Wanda manages to instantly recognize the guy as her long lost brother. Something does not add up. If Darcy knew that was not the real Quicksilver, why was Wanda having trouble doing the same?
There was some hesitation in her voice but she does manage to recognize Evan Peters as Quicksilver. This is the second news of an original character from the X-Men movies coming to the Marvel cinematic Universe. We already know Ryan Reynolds will reprise his role as Deadpool in the third Deadpool movie. It will be made under the MCU banner. Patrick Stewart is also reportedly in talks with Kevin Feige for playing the role of Professor X in the MCU. If that is indeed the case, then we can only summarize everything to one point.
It seems reboot is not what Marvel Studios has in mind when it comes to the X-Men in the MCU. Instead, there will be a surgical transition of the X-Men movies into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And by that, we mean that the X-Men might be coming into the MCU via the Multiverse. When you think about it, it makes perfect sense. The MCU Phase 4 is about to explore the concept of multiple realities and planes of existence. The X-Men movies are an already established franchise with a huge fan base. Instead of rebooting the X-Men and casting new characters, Marvel wants to assimilate into their universe. This is huge. If Marvel actually goes ahead with its plans to assimilate rather than reboot, the X-Men franchise just might be saved under a different banner.
For all the criticism it has received, the X-Men movies have had many blockbuster successes. so it makes sense that Marvel is trying to save that legacy and bank on their success. Who knows maybe in the future, we might see Hugh Jackman reprise his role as Wolverine in the MCU!! Wishful thinking? We think not!!!!