How will the X-Men fit into the MCU when Marvel Studios starts drafting ideas to use those characters in the MCU. Disney is finishing up a Fox purchase deal that will give Marvel Studios access to characters it didn’t have access too before, The X-Men.
The X-Men are a team of mutants who were born with superhuman abilities activated by the X-Gene. They use their abilities to help fight for peace and equality in a world where anti mutant bigotry is dominant and widespread. They are led by Charles Xavier, a powerful mutant telepath who can control and read minds. There archenemy is Magneto, a powerful mutant who can generate and control magnetic fields and leads the Brotherhood of evil mutants. Both have opposing views and philosophies regarding the relationship between mutants and humans. Charles works for peace and understanding between mutants and humans, Magneto views humans as a threat and takes an aggressive approach against them. However during times of great need, Charles and Magneto find themselves working together.
While the origin story of how mutants play a role in the world can still hold true even if they were introduced into the MCU post character rights acquisition later in the MCU.
My 1st plot theory is that a rogue or rebel mutant sick of hiding joins the Brotherhood of evil mutants to start a rebellion against the government. A civilian spots a mutant in public using their abilities and gets it on video. The video of course goes viral and the X-Men step out of hiding investigate the risk but it’s too late. The Avengers are asked to approach this unknown threat and come face to face with the X-Men.
My 2nd plot theory is that Hank Pym discovers inter-dimensional travel and accidentally merges two separate dimensions into it self, bringing the dimension where mutants exists into the same universe we know now with the Avengers. With two worlds colliding it only brings panic and chaos across the world and the universe.
Although these plot theories are not exactly pulled from the comic books, they could possibly work in the cinematic universe since most of Fox’s assists were purchased by Disney and Disney handed over the character rights to Marvel Studios. It would help explain why they were never mentioned before and how they tie in to the MCU where they belong.
I think my second plot theory would be more believable if it were done that way with the dimensions colliding together by some unfortunate event. Or if a mutant traveled between dimensions and stumbled into the world where the our Avengers and other heros exists.
If Marvel Studios decides to reboot the X-Men and the Fantastic 4 franchise, which I think they will. I believe that they should try and keep the original cast from the latest X-Men movies since I still think they are under Fox’s marvel contract anyway. As for the Fantastic 4, I still think John Krasinski should play Reed Richards, Emily Blunt as Sue Storm, Zach Efron as Jonny Storm, and Walking Dead’s Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Ben Grimm. Those are my suggested cast for potential reboot.
I don’t believe anything FOX related will be introduced into the MCU until phase 5. Phase 4 begins with Spider Man Far From Home. There are several other phase 4 movies rumored to release in 2020 or 2021 such as Black Widow, Dr Strange 2, The Eternals and Black Panther 2, however they have not been officially announced. The MCU’s 2020 movies would have to start filming around January of 2019. Guardians of the Galaxy vol 3 was rumored to start filming in January, however production was put on hold when Director James Gunn was fired, and with Disney struggling to find a new Director for the trilogy’s final installment, GOTG vol 3 is on a definite hold.
Hopefully we will hear something from Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige with details on upcoming films after Spider Man Far from Home.