Drew Pearce, the screenwriter of Iron Man 3, recently stated that he has a fair suspicion that the upcoming TV series of Marvel Studios on Disney Plus, called WandaVision, will likely introduce mutants into the MCU.
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Disney Plus as The Future Home:
Disney Plus is going to serve as the home to many series of the MCU, interweaving the franchise of the movies with the television, in future.
While WandaVision will reunite major Avengers characters like the Scarlet Witch and Vision, Marvel Studios will also launch The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on the channel, which will merge Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Endgame, as well as Hawkeye and Loki.
The series is set some time post Endgame, and will directly link itself to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, creating something that could most possibly by the first scary movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Mutants in the MCU:
While Marvel Studios had made no official comment of introducing mutants in WandaVision, even during the unveiling of MCU’s Phase 4 at the San Diego Comic-Con, they did refer to the recently acquired Fantastic Four and X-Men.
Additionally, they also made sure to mention that Scarlet Witch is one character that has deep ties to the narrative of the X-Men.
Where the Marvel Comics are concerned, Scarlet Witch was originally shown as a mutant. Once the story was transformed in the Marvel Universe, she was shown living a domestic and idyllic family life with Vision, her lover.
Soon after, this life was taken away from her. Later, in the ending of the House of M event, she famously said the words “no more mutants,” and that had caused a huge loss of power from a majority of the mutant population of the world. As of now, we don’t know how or when the X-Men will enter the MCU.
While this rules out the fact that WandaVision will involve mutants, at least in a major role, the six-episode series could serve as the foundation of a spin-off of the House of M by the MCU.
This could also be the series that lays the groundwork for the future, of MCU decides to introduce mutants in the franchise, that too in a way that the X-Men have yet to be seen.
The Series by MCU:
The Disney Plus series hugely merge with the MCU movies, by introducing a new form of storytelling that the makers will eventually be able to explore in a bigger capacity.
The series is one of the first long-form narratives done by the Marvel Studios, with six episodes, eight episodes and ten episodes having actors from the films who will play their characters.
These characters will also be continuously evolving, changing and growing throughout the TV series which will then be reflected in the later films of the MCU.
WandaVision is slated to premiere on Disney Plus in the spring of 2021.