Another day, another Avengers: Endgame theory. We are approaching the final month and the marketing of the movie is about to take off. But still, it is good that people are not stopping coming up with their own opinions and ideas for how this film and the future of the MCU is going to shape up. Talking about the future, Disney is just about to make the official announcement regarding the Fox acquisition and that would bring the X-Men properties into the MCU as well.
But it has been a decade and there has been no mention of mutants in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So, we are still in a dilemma of how Marvel could bring in the concept of mutants. The Inhumans have been a part of the MCU TV shows but even they haven’t been mentioned on the big screen. So, explaining multiple new specific powered individuals would be rather difficult. But Kevin of the Feiges has achieved so many things till now, and introducing mutants to the MCU in a unique way would not be a very tough ask.
But before we get to know the MCU way, we can at least take a long shot guess of how things might go down in the future. It may seem that we already have the answer to the question we have been asking for more than a year now. The key to bringing Mutants into the MCU lies within the Infinity Stones. Here’s what ahumanmadethis proposes:
“In Captain Marvel, Carol destroyed a power source that was connected to the Tesseract which we know housed the Space Stone and the destruction of that power source resulted in her gaining powers. Avengers AOU was deliberately vague about how Scarlett Witch and Quicksilver got their powers, just that the Mind Stone “unlocked some latent abilities” to avoid saying it activated the X-Gene for rights-issues.
There is no conceivable way that the Infinity Stones could remain in universe post-Endgame, so I think that their destruction will give powers to people across the universe, with Captain Marvel setting a precedent for that.”
Well, this is a pretty cool theory, to begin with. We cannot be sure whether the Infinity Stones will be destroyed or not since the MCU could still hold some purpose for them. The Time Stone, Soul Stone, and the Reality Stone haven’t been used as well as the other 3 have been. But the destruction of the stones could very well cause a worldwide anomaly that could trigger the X-Gene in the people all across the Universe.
With this, it would be a major confirmation from the MCU that their versions of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver were, in fact, the first mutants of Marvel. Their origin as mentioned above was deliberately kept vague so that it could be explored in the future. Well, Scarlet Witch is getting her own show so that is where her powers could be fully explored and explained. Moreover, keeping things vague could actually turn out to be a great move by Marvel and with the coming of Fox characters, they could, in fact, bring in terms like the ‘X-Gene’ and the Mutants into the MCU.
We cannot say that all of this was planned as the Fox acquisition only came to be a thing in the last 1.5 year or so. Let’s see how Marvel will handle the mutant situation. For now, we should just focus upon Avengers: Endgame because the future of the MCU depends upon it.
Avengers: Endgame releases on April 26. Here’s the new synopsis of the film:
“Thanos snapped his fingers in Avengers: Infinity War, and half the life in the universe instantly dissolved. Now a ragged group of surviving warriors, including Captain America, Black Widow, Iron Man, Thor, and the Hulk works to counteract the Mad Titan’s genocidal action.
Since our heroes couldn’t stop Thanos the first time, what makes them think they can win in a rematch? The answer may be in overwhelming power, thanks to Captain Marvel, or in the tiniest spaces between atoms accessible to Ant-Man. Avengers: Endgame will rewrite the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it. When it’s all over, nothing will be the same.”