Marvel is clearly going ahead in full force when it comes to bringing new characters and Phase 4. With the whole madness that is destined after Loki, it only gets better from here on now. Till now, we have seen three Disney+ series – WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and Loki. But it’s the last one that has arguably changed the very meaning of the MCU. And Phase 4’s first official movie was Black Widow. But with so much happening, people are still pondering on the most famous question – When will the mutants come to the MCU? Well, it seems that not Loki, but Black Widow has debuted the first Fox Marvel character.
Black Widow Introduced The First Fox Marvel Character (Not Loki)
Loki was anything but a normal show, and people were expecting just this after WandaVision and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. The show gave us memorable characters such as Ravonna Renslayer, Mobius, and of course, Sylvie. Revolving around the face of the Time-Keepers and the Sacred Timeline, the show dive into the madness created by multiverses. BU tone more character was lurking throughout the show.
Jonathan Majors finally made his long-awaited debut in the finale episode of Loki. While there were too many notations leading to his character Kang, people didn’t really think he would actually appear. When Disney finally acquired Fox, Kang didn’t get the spotlight. Back in 2015, Guardians on the Galaxy director James Gunn confirmed to a fan that Kang was owned by Fox. About Kang’s involvement in his movie, he said, “Shi’ar and Kang are both owned by Fox. All decisions about who is in GotG2 were made a long time ago.”
After 6 years, Majors’ Kang, as He Who Remains is finally in the MCU. But right before his debut as the one behind the TVA, there’s another character who claims to be the first-ever X-Men character to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Even if Kang is not the first, his future in the MCU is somewhat going to be legendary. He is all set to create some trouble in Ant-Man 3. But considering his surprise appearance in Loki, he might be seen in Spider-Man 3: No Way Home and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Who knows?
Black Widow Introduced The First Fox Marvel Character
Alexei’s Red Guardian hinted at The Winter Guard that is basically Russia’s Avengers in the comics. While arm-wrestling his fellow inmates, he battles with an inmate called Ursa Major, who happens also to be a mutant bear man.
But now, actor Olivier Richters, the actor behind the Ursa Major cameo in Black Widow, has taken to Instagram to talk more about his character. He also makes a very bold statement, saying that he is the first mutant(X-Men) to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Check out the caption below:
“Marvel Black Widow is out! After two years I can finally tell who my character is: Ursa Major… the first mutant (X-Men) to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe … Ursa is part of the Winter Guard, noted for being “Russia’s answer to the Avengers”. His power transforms him into an incredible bear, transcending The Hulk in size. Ursa appears many times in the comics fighting Wolverine and The Hulk. When production on set told me who I really was in Black Widow I let some tears in my hotel room, because my movie dream became true: being an official comic super Hero. I can only hope Marvel will bring back Ursa in full form…”
While it’s true that his character in the comics is a mutant, it’s highly unlikely that Marvel will introduce mutants in such a manner. His role lasted for a few seconds only to make up for a gag. According to Feige, there are numerous ways of calling the mutants into the MCU, and this seems like the least possible way. He wasn’t a part of the X-men, but The Winter Guard fighting alongside the Red Guardian.
Ursa Major & Kang the Conqueror
If we were ever to do a comparison between the two, then Kang the Conqueror is the one who will make up for a big part in the MCU now. Fans are already predicting that a potential fifth Avengers movie revolves around the 1984 and 2015 comic book run Secret Wars with Kang as the main villain. If anything, then Kang is in for a very bright future in the MCU, going up to the likes of Thanos as a villain.
As for Ursa Major, there’s a possibility that he might be explored as a full-fledged character. Now that the Red Guardian is in the MCU, the Winter Guard could also be happening. Considering how Marvel is leaning towards more team-up projects such as Young Avengers, Fantastic Four, etc., The Winter Guard could happen too. And maybe then Ursa Major as a character be fleshed out.