The MCU’s X-Men may face off against villainous mutants and the Avengers themselves, but there’s another group that could prove to be their fiercest adversary.

Phase 7 may be the start of the MCU’s Mutant Saga and may precede it X-Men To make their official debut, their rivals may have already been introduced, the Inhuman. Phase 4 hasn’t held back on hinting at the introduction of MCU mutants, as evidenced by the appearance of Patrick Stewart’s Professor X. Doctor Strange is a universe full of madness and Namor the submariner Black Panther: Wakanda Foreverin this line; at the same time She-Hulk: Lawyer‘s references to Wolverine, just to name a few. The Multiverse Saga might be too crowded to include the X-Men, but mutants are definitely coming sooner rather than later.

Naturally, Marvel Studios is expected to give new spins to popular X-Men like Storm and Cyclops, as well as mutant villains like Magneto, Mystique, and Mr. Sinister. The conflict between the X-Men and their famous foes is a big part of their appeal, and this fresh take makes a difference. MCU Mutants from Fox X-Men franchise. However, the MCU could also allow the X-Men to interact with teams such as the Avengers, Young Avengers, Thunderbolts, and other non-mutant teams. Once assembled, one of these teams could be the X-Men mainstay.

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The Inhumans are the natural enemies of the X-Men

Image of the Inhumans and X-Men facing off in Marvel Comics.

The Inhumans are a genetically modified subspecies of humans who develop seemingly random superpowers when exposed to a titular substance. “Terrigen Mist”. The Inhumans quickly build their own secret utopia (Black Bolt, Medusa, and their highly respected royal family), technologically more advanced than humans, to escape the hatred and discrimination that mutants must experience on Earth. In short, most Inhumans are privileged because of their atypical genetics, the exact opposite of mutants. Mutants and Inhumans are very similar in nature, but their different hierarchies and public perceptions pit them against each other.

2016 years Inhumans vs. X-Men The storyline showed how easy it is to detonate this time bomb, as the Terrigen cloud becomes toxic to mutants around the world, as mutants struggle to survive. If both species’ natural abilities begin to awaken at the same time around Stage 7, such a war for survival could fit into the MCU’s timeline. Although the Inhumans are not evil, they can become a formidable opponent for the X-Men simply because of competition. , a conflict that may include other MCU characters such as mutant lady marvelhe may still have a connection to the Inhumans like his comic book counterpart.

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Inhumans ABC Show and Black Bolt in Marvel Comics

Agents of SHIELD brought the Inhumans into live action, but Agents of SHIELD‘s canon has yet to be retrofitted into the MCU. To make matters worse, the MCU ignored ABC’s 2017 results Inhuman After the series was critically panned due to its low budget and unusual plot. However, Doctor Strange is a universe full of madness Giving the Inhumans a proper MCU treatment with enough time and budget to do justice has already begun. The Doctor Strange continuation Anson brought back the black bolt of Mount Anson and has had a major overhaul in the little screen time he’s had, which raises hopes for a full Inhumans revamp.

Just like Anson Mount, 2017 actors Inhuman could reprise their roles in the MCU as mildly rebooted versions of their characters. Inhumans such as Medusa, Crystal, Triton, and Lockjaw can each appear in various MCU movies and shows in stand-alone roles with more powerful abilities, and they gradually become inactive with humans with Inhuman genes. can establish a long relationship. Could include Marvel Studios characters along the way Agents of SHIELD Like Chloe Bennett’s EarthquakeFurther strengthening the presence of the Inhumans in the wider MCU.

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The Inhumans can join the MCU right along with the X-Men

X-Men Rogue and Medusa of the Inhumans

As for where the Inhumans might have appeared, it’s likely that they’ve been silent in the Empire of Attilan, like Namor’s Talokan.. When the mutant gene began to awaken on Earth, they were able to visit Earth and investigate, only to find that mutants were now on the rise, in addition to more Inhumans appearing. This heightens their conflict and doubles the parallel between the evolved elite from above and the mutant outsiders who must contend with humanity.

With many The Avengers may be leaving the MCU after Avengers: Secret Warsmay have more time to devote to X-Men and Inhuman the way they deserve. The cosmic side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the rise of the mutant gene offer plenty of opportunities to develop both species to their full potential, and Marvel’s extensive mutant and Inhuman stories are ample sources of material for everything to come after the Multiverse Saga.

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