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Is Scarlet Witch the MCU’s way to bringing in The X-Men?

September 16th, 2018 by Marc Comments

Has the MCU already started to bring the X-Men or, more specifically, mutants into their continuity under the radar?

Em. maybe?

So, we met the characters of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch AKA Wanda and Pietro Maximoff,  in Avengers: Age of Ultron and because of Fox, who are now owned by Disney who make the MCU movies, owning the X-Men and the mutant characters, their origins had to be altered to those in the comics.

No longer mutants or the children of Magneto, the brother and sister duo were, in the MCU, the product of Nazi experiments.

However, we may see some re-conning coming very soon.

In a new coffee table book entitled The First 10 Years of Marvel Studios an entry for Scarlet Witch had this to say:

“She may be called Scarlet Witch, but Wanda’s powers aren’t derived from the occult. Whether it altered her or merely unlocked something latent inside Wanda, the Infinity Stone on Loki’s scepter bestowed incredible powers of the mind. Wanda’s internal neuro-electric interface allows her to conjure blasts of red telekinetic energy. She can also use this energy to create barriers, levitate and move objects; to communicate and read thoughts by telepathy; and even to manipulate the minds of others.”

The words ‘unlocked something within Wanda’ would certainly seem to imply that her powers lay within her rather than being bestowed on her.

However, one other issue remains… in the MCU her parents died thanks to weapons made by Stark Industries… so how could it be Magneto? We’re sure there’s plenty of ways around it, in fairness.

So what say you all? Are the mutants coming?

Source: Comicbook

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….