Mutants are coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That has been a certainty ever since Disney bought 20th Century Fox — finally securing Marvel Studios the rights to the X-Men. But following the additions of a Jon Watts-directed Fantastic Four movie and a third R-rated Deadpool film to the MCU’s slate, the crossover is starting to look less like a distant reality.
Marvel Studios has revealed very little about its plans to introduce mutants into its cinematic universe. Studio head Kevin Feige didn’t give fans much to chew on in a recent interview, but recent news and leaks provide plenty of fodder for educated guesses. Let’s dissect.