‘Avengers: Endgame’ Could Finally Introduce The X-Men To Marvel Cinematic Universe
January 25, 2019
The upcoming Marvel feature film, “Avengers: Endgame,” is already considered as the biggest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), which will finally put an end to the crisis started by “Infinity War” last year. Aside from the huge anticipation for Thanos’ defeat, the fourth “Avengers” installment is reportedly opening the gate for the beloved X-Men characters to finally join the Marvel troop on the big screen.
Marvel comic book fanboys received the biggest news of their lives when it was finally announced that Disney entered a historic deal with 21st Century Fox. Disney has control of the MCU, which already introduced popular comic book characters to the big screen such as Thor, Iron Man, Captain America and the Incredible Hulk. Meanwhile, 21st Century Fox bought the X-Men Franchise, giving them rights to use the famed mutants Wolverine, Charles Xavier and Magneto in their previous productions. With the merger, it is only a matter of time until the X-Men and the Avengers join forces in a single movie. If the latest rumors are anything to go by, the much-awaited reunion of the comic book characters will happen in “Avengers: Endgame.”
What’s Stopping The X-Men To Join The Avengers In Movies?
Comic book followers have expressed their disappointment with how the Marvel franchise is owned by different entities. In the comics, the X-Men and the Avengers had encountered each other numerous times as they defend Earth from powerful villains. However, it is hard to see these characters collaborate on the big screen because of exclusive rights granted to different studios to use a particular Marvel superhero.
How Will X-Men’s Arrival In The MCU Be Explained In “Endgame?”
“Avengers: Endgame” is easily a big addition to the list of family-friendly action movies, although its existence will probably mean a whole lot more for the fans. It is strongly believed that the upcoming movie will feature the X-Men crossing paths with the Avengers. However, the current MCU storyline is not yet ready to incorporate the X-Men or other famous mutants from the comic books. First and foremost, the MCU has yet to introduce the concept of an X-gene, which is the reason why mutants exist.
In spite of the seemingly convoluted plan to put the Avengers and X-Men in the same universe, there are hints that the X-Men will finally appear in the MCU via “Endgame.” For one, by searching “famous Hugh Jackman movies” on Google, the upcoming “Avengers” sequel is included in the search results. Jackman is known to portray the legendary Wolverine/Logan in the previous 21st Century Fox movies. Of course, this could be a glitch on Google’s system, but if ever this turns out to be correct, Wolverine’s appearance in “Endgame” will make a lot of fans scream in theaters.
Spolier Alert: X-Men Might Appear After Undoing The Snapocalypse
You can see a lot of debates and speculations in different Marvel fanbase forums regarding the much-awaited Avengers and X-Men crossover. Of course, it is hard to believe the details being shared by forum members with username such as joker388. Although, there are some theories that actually make so much sense that they could actually be correct. There is one theory stating that by the time Thanos’ snapocalypse is undone and half of the population of the whole universe is restored, the mutants might also be created in the process. There is no clear answer yet in bringing the vanished population back to life, but it might have something to do with using the Infinity Stones to bend reality somehow, or changing crucial events in the past.
Of course, there is a consequence for every action, and the creation of the X-gene could be among the unwanted (or wanted) results.