Now that Walt Disney Company has finally fully acquired 21st Century Fox and the studio’s various film and television assets, Marvel fans have been looking forward to the arrival of the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and all of Fox’s other mutants, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
While Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has made it pretty clear that it’s going to take some time for the mutants to finally make their way to the MCU, fans continue to make their own theories how the mutants might come to be.
One of the most recent fan theories on Reddit revolves around Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). Marvel is currently developing a Scarlet Witch and Vision (Paul Bettany) mini-series set in the 1950s – one of the many different web series the studio is preparing for Disney+. According to the theory, Scarlet Witch and Vision are going to travel back to the 50s to live in a peaceful time with superheroes. However, when their plans go wrong, Scarlet Witch is going to be forced to make use of her full power. This will create an energy surge that will spark the creation of mutants around the globe, shifting the timeline and placing mutants in a period before most of the major events in the MCU.
This theory strongly matches with the House of M comic event, something which fans have longed to see in the MCU for quite some time now. Of course, this theory has some major flaws, but if Marvel could make it work, it would make for some interesting changes in the MCU.
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