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Wait, The New Mutants is a part of the MCU after all?

January 11th, 2020 by Marc Comments

So, during the week the second trailer dropped for The New Mutants, the final X-Men spinoff produced by 20th Century Fox before the Disney merger. 

It took two years to arrive and it reportedly is still the horror-themed movie that was planned all along.

But what is interesting is that in the trailer (watch it here) the idea seems to be that no-one in the real world knows what mutants are, which is unusual since in the X-Men movies it was established several times that the X-Men were well established in the world, having become something akin to The Avengers.

But is there a reason for this?

Eyebrows raised late last night when Disney’s official newsletter for the D23 fan club was sent out to fans and said that The New Mutants will be set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

“There’s a seriously electrifying new addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it comes in the form of the latest from Twentieth Century Fox and Marvel Entertainment,” read the message (below).

 “The New Mutants is an original horror thriller set in an isolated hospital, where a group of young mutants is being held for psychiatric monitoring. When strange occurrences begin to take place, both their new mutant abilities and their friendships will be tested as they battle to try and make it out alive.”

Honestly, I reckon this is a mistake and apparently the newsletter has since changed what it says, but… could it connect to the MCU?

Well, yes, easily. If the mutants haven’t been established in the MCU yet – and they haven’t – then why not just have this little story set somewhere in the MCU? The mutants will reportedly be a product from the events of Infinity War and the upcoming Eternals movie, so this could function just fine as a side pocket in the MCU.

What say you all? Typo or unexpected twist?

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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….