The whole internet is stormed with rumored theories of the fourth installment of Marvel’s Avengers series which makes it all the way more difficult to rely on any one of them. Well, a new theory offers a new way for the X-Men universe to merge with the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the upcoming films.
Avengers 4 will be released in May 2019
The sources disclose that the union has been made possible by Disney’s impending takeover of 20th Century Fox. And hence, the X-Men characters led by Professor X could be introduced in the MCU after Avengers 4.
A Reddit user known as Meme_abstinent posted a detailed theory about how the X-Men might join the MCU, based on the origins of mutants. Redditor’s theory suggests that the X-Men will be rebooted after X-Men: Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants.
“The X-Men will be rebooted…except Deadpool and the X-Force. Mutants will be introduced through the events of Avengers 4, as some of the half of humanity that comes back from the Snappening will become mutants and the Modern X-Men. Meanwhile, Professor X, Magneto, and Wolverine may already exist,” the theory suggested.
Also, the half-universe which got wiped due to the snappening of gigantic villain Thanos, will be back with a revamped genome. The theory added, “In the MCU the Mutant Gene will be activated when a human makes contact with an Infinity Stone and receives powers from it. This allows Scarlet Witch to be re-branded back to a Mutant which is key to this theory.”
If you remember Scarlet Witch then you must be aware of the fact that she is technically a mutant but couldn’t be called that out of legal reasons. The post further explains: “Now imagine mutants as the everyday folk from the regular world who come back to life with these powers. Clearly people could be terrified of mutants they are in the comics, heck anybody could be one! Currently, Scarlet Witch is feared by most of the world due to the affects of Civil War. The already frightened public realises that that damn Scarlet Witch is also a mutant! That creates the social riff like the comics, anyone could be a mutant and thus they are dangerous. Scarlet Witch was the first modern mutant other than her brother, so she will most likely want to help her fellow mutants. She’s already lost her family; it would make sense that her character desperately wants a new family. And since most of the Avengers she’s worked with will either die or retire and a new team comes in, I doubt her character will feel as at home. Also, Scarlet can crack under the pressure of leading the X-Men or even choosing sides and boom eventually House of M.”
The post added that characters such as Professor X and Wolverine will still exist in this world. “Professor X, Magneto, and Wolverine are already alive, as Mutants are granted their powers through contact with the Infinity Stones and each character has already encountered one sometime in the MCU’s history. Let’s say Magneto was experimented on by Red Skull and the Space Stone as a holocaust survivor. Let’s say Logan 300 years ago encountered a stone or the stone’s energy. Hell that way he could still fight alongside Cap maybe in a flashback or cameo (granted he was hiding his powers). Charles is harder but hey, it’s Marvel’s job. This also can maybe [lead to] an eventual Apocalypse movie again as even he could be canon.”
On a related note, Avengers 4 will be released in May 2019, and has been labelled as ‘significant conclusion’ to the MCU.