The Marvel Cinematic Universe has so far covered many major characters and events from Marvel Comics. However, for the best part of the last one and a half decade, the Kevin Feige-led Marvel revolution has stayed away from mutants as Marvel sold the movie rights to X-Men to Fox in the early 90s.
Now that the property is back under Disney’s umbrella, excitement is building among fans as to how mutants will be introduced in the MCU. Accordingly, one fan has laid out an interesting theory about how Wanda Maximoff could make it happen in Ms. Marvel’s upcoming movie.
How One Avenger Could Play a Part in Introducing Mutants in MCU
Elizabeth Olsen‘s Wanda Maximoff was last seen in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, where it was presumed she died. However, fans have always believed the master of the mystical arts will make a return in the MCU.
Further, a clip from The Marvels shows Teyonah Parris’ Monica Rembeau referencing Olsen’s Scarlet Witch while explaining how she got her powers.
As we all know Ms. Marvel (Iman Vellani) will also feature in The Marvels. In the television series based on the character, it is shown that Kamala unlocks extraordinary abilities after she puts on a pair of special bangles belonging to her great-grandmother Aisha. However, the finale raises the eyebrows of the viewers by suggesting she may be a mutant.
Now, a fan account on Reddit, r/MCUTheories, has shared that they think the bangles won’t be the source of Kamala’s powers, instead mutants “need to be introduced officially for Kamala’s powers to be sourced from her, versus maybe currently being enhanced by the bangles.”
This is where the Scarlet Witch comes in. In the comics, she’s no longer considered a mutant but in the Age of X-Man, she’s remembered as one. Now that the MCU has the rights to explore mutants they can delve deeper into her story, especially since she uttered the words “No More Mutants” when the Avengers and the X-Men battled to restore reality. Her action became known as the mutant decimation.
r/MCUTheories added: “What I would love to see is a line from Wanda like “more mutants” rather than “no more mutants” to do a twist on the comics. But once that happens, Kamala will realize she never needed the bangles!”
The theory certainly sounds interesting, but only Marvel writers would know how feasible it is to take that approach.
What Elizabeth Olsen Said About Mutants in MCU
In Doctor Strange 2, Scarlet uses her magic to collapse Mt. Wundagore, destroying the Darkhold temple and all the versions of the book across the multiverse.
Earlier this year during the TJH Superhero Car Show & Comic Con, a fan asked Olsen where she’d like to see her character go in the future, to which she replied that she’d just love to “figure out the whole mutant thing.”
She continued (via ComingSoon): “Like, that’s really…and none of us can do anything about it. Like, we can’t do anything about it. We’re not X-Men, but gosh. I just would love to explore that so much. I think, X-Men was definitely my first experience with superhero-type films.”
As the MCU edges closer to also introducing Deadpool and other former Fox-owned characters, expect to learn more about mutants sooner than later.