The New Mutants serves as the ultimate X-Men movie produced previous to Disney’s acquisition of Fox. As such, it’s doubtless the final time the X-Men franchise will exist outdoors of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Despite rumors on the contrary, director Josh Boone confirmed The New Mutants was by no means going to tie into the MCU. But one character deserves an opportunity to return.
‘The New Mutants’ clearly exists in the identical universe as ‘X-Men’ films
Unlike earlier X-Men films, The New Mutants doesn’t explicitly concentrate on the superhero workforce. But it does completely share the identical continuity with earlier films. The movie focuses on a gaggle of teenage mutants who stay in a remedy facility of types. Throughout its runtime, the film mentions Professor X and even alludes to Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters.
Moreover, a deeper dive into spoilers reveals connections to different Fox-produced X-Men films, together with X-Men: Apocalypse and Logan. So The New Mutants clearly doesn’t mark the recent begin for the franchise some thought it would present. But with the multiverse set to hit the MCU quickly, characters from all through Fox’s X-Men sequence might reappear.
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The Marvel multiverse might rescue a few of the Fox ‘X-Men’ characters
2022’s Doctor Strange within the Multiverse of Madness will reportedly see the title hero (Benedict Cumberbatch) journey by means of alternate timelines and/or realities. Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) is alleged to affix him on this journey, which can construct on the Disney+ sequence WandaImaginative and prescient.
The addition of Evan Peters — who performs Wanda’s brother Quicksilver in Fox’s X-Men films — has some followers theorizing the MCU will combine present heroes. After all, Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool will reportedly take up residence within the MCU. And fan favorites equivalent to Logan breakout Dafne Keen and Peters himself could be enjoyable additions.
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Only 1 one of many new mutant heroes deserves to hold over to the MCU
Likewise, The New Mutants is also truthful recreation. If the MCU hand-picks a couple of characters from the Fox timeline, Illyana Rasputin aka Magik (Anya Taylor-Joy) deserves consideration. Much like Doctor Strange and Scarlet Witch, she has mystical talents equivalent to teleportation. And as sister of X-Men member Colossus, she has a straightforward connection to the workforce itself.
Besides, Taylor-Joy is precisely the type of star the MCU typically has its eye on. The actor has memorably appeared in The Witch, Split, and its sequel Glass. With expertise in each superhero and horror films, Taylor-Joy could be the right addition to the MCU. If a Young Avengers film occurs, Magik might be a key asset to that workforce as nicely. But will she be part of the MCU?