It would not be a day of entertainment news without some Marvel rumor crawling its way around the Internet. We Got This Covered claims that Kang the Conquerer might be the key behind Mutants coming into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and leading to the creation of the X-Men.
The report goes into how Kang will lead to the birth of En Sabah Nur, also known as Apocalypse, making him the first Mutant in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Somehow that will spread into other mutations, and we will eventually get the X-Men.
The rumor is plausible if Marvel goes down the multiverse route that it is heading down with Kang, but how that leads to the X-Men is still unclear from the report. At this point, anything is possible to bring iconic characters like Professor X, Cyclops, Storm, Wolverine, and Magneto into the franchise. It is bound to happen since the Fox acquisition, but having over a decade full of movies and TV shows might be a challenge to introduce something that will radically change the way this universe works.
Rumors are rampant on how the X-Men will get brought into the mix and eventually meet the Avengers. One recent rumor we reported was that Tom Holland’s (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Far From Home, No Way Home) Spider-Man would meet the Mutants in a crossover event. Like this one, we aren’t too confident in the specifics, but it is a bit of a no-brainer as the heroes will meet at some point in this universe that Marvel Studios has crafted.
Kang was introduced as He Who Remains in the finale of the Disney Plus show Loki as Jonathan Majors (Lovecraft Country), who was originally announced to be in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. The time-traveling villain is iconic in the comics and could be a mighty foe if Marvel goes in the direction of him being the next Thanos-level threat. The twist of focusing on multiverses rather than traditional time travel (which was exhausted in Endgame) could mean plenty of possibilities, including all things related to the X-Men.
Fox wrapped its X-Men franchise with last year’s The New Mutants. The company had its fair share of struggles as fans liked the casting choices, but the stories often fell flat with some heavily panned entries like Dark Phoenix and Apocalypse. However, with a reset, it could give these characters justice and a refreshing take.
The only character we know will crossover from Fox’s X-Men movies will be Deadpool. Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool, Deadpool 2, soon Deadpool 3) is overlooking the script with Bob’s Burgers writers Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin. Of course, this is pure speculation, but who knows, maybe the Merc with a Mouth is going to be a piece of the puzzle to bridge the two franchises into one.
Until we get Deadpool 3 or anything else with the X-Men, we will have to sit and wait until Marvel’s leader Kevin Feige unveils what the studio is planning. In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled for any seeds planted in upcoming movies and TV shows. The rest of the year is full of possibilities with What If…?, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Eternals, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Hawkeye, and Ms. Marvel.