The Ten Mutants We’d Like To See In The MCU First

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The following article contains spoilers for Mrs. Marvel.

The latest Disney Plus series to take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ms. Marvel, just dropped a major hint about the future of the MCU. The sixth and final episode of Ms. Marvel Kamala (Iman Vellani) finally took over the mantle of Ms. Marvel, and Bruno (Matt Lintz) had something he needed to tell her before he left for Caltech.

After testing Kamala’s genetic makeup against that of his brother Aamir (Saagar Shaikh), Bruno discovered that his genetic makeup had mutated. As he told her a riff of a familiar theme being played, the theme of the x-men anime series, which will soon be used in X-Men ’97and also starred in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness when Professor Charles Xavier was on screen.

The revelation that Kamala’s Inhuman comic book backstory has apparently been retconned for the MCU, making her a mutant instead, is sure to shake up the MCU. Who knows how many mutants are already in the MCU, or which Marvel characters they might choose to make mutants in future MCU projects? One thing is for sure, more mutants are going to start being introduced into the MCU, so here are ten mutants we’d like to see first.

Namor

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Namor could be the next mutant we get in the MCU as it’s already heavily rumored that he’ll appear in a phase four movie, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Often called Marvel’s first mutant, Namor the Submarine was created in 1939 by writer and artist Bill Everett. The rumored cast for Namor is Tenoch Huerta, and with the MCU introducing Wakanda, it seems like the perfect time to introduce their neighbors, Atlantis.

Namor was actually retconned to be a mutant after Marvel renamed the character to make him more appealing and take advantage of the mutant craze at the time. He has the ability to swim extremely fast, as well as superhuman speed, strength, and longevity, and he can fly. It’s not clear if he’s going to be in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever again, or if the MCU will keep the mutant aspect of his character, but we would like to see Namor in the MCU soon.

Dazzling

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We would like to see soon one of the mutants with the strangest origins join the MCU, Alison Blaire, alias Dazzler. Originally conceived by a record label, Dazzler was created as a multimedia collaboration between comics, music and film. Unfortunately, the music and film projects never left the development stages, but Dazzler in Marvel Comics is one of the most popular mutants.

Dazzler was created in 1979 by Tom DeFalco, John Romita Jr. and Roger Stern, first appearing in x-men #130. The character was originally meant to be a disco performer – which is evident from her early costumes – but over time she has performed different genres of music. Although she is a member of the X-Men and has the power to turn sound into light, her stardom in Marvel Comics makes her famous as a celebrity rather than a mutant. So maybe some of the younger characters in the MCU could go see one of his concerts.

Fire star

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Angelica Jones is Firestar, the mutant who first appeared in a Spider Man cartoon, Spider-Man and his amazing friends. His first appearance in the 616 universe in the comics was in Weird X-Men #193 in 1985, which was written by Chris Claremont with pencils by John Romita Jr. Firestar possesses the ability to manipulate radiation.

The reason it seems plausible for this character to appear in the MCU is because Firestar has been romantically linked to Spider-Man a few times. With the entire MCU forgetting Spider-Man’s true identity, it seems like a good time for Peter Parker to move on to college. Perhaps Firestar, who is a hero herself, would be a good choice for a love interest for Peter in the next Spider-Man movie, whenever that might be.

Mister Sinister

Dr. Nathaniel Essex, later known as Mister Sinister, was created by Chris Claremont and Marc Silvestri and first appeared in Weird X-Men #221 in 1987. While Essex himself wasn’t a mutant in the comics, somewhere along the production line some of his clones developed the mutant gene. As they begin to introduce mutants, the MCU may introduce Mister Sinister as a genealogist.

His comic book origins are tied to the villainous Apocalypse, and it’s highly doubtful that Apocalypse was one of the first mutants to be introduced. Therefore, if the MCU introduced Mister Sinister, they would likely revise his origins, but that might be for the best.

Magneto

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One of the most interesting mutants we’d like to see in the MCU is the master of magnetism, Magneto. Magneto was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and first appeared in x-men #1 in 1963. Of course, we’ve seen Magneto before in the Fox x-men movies like Erik Lensherr was played by Sir Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender in those movies.

Magneto’s placement in the MCU would be very interesting since they’ve already introduced his children from the comics, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. Since their parents have already been seen in the MCU and they seem dead, they might not make Magneto their father. On the other hand, they’ve already explained other plot holes, so maybe the twins were adopted, or Wanda could just get away with some multiversal shenanigans.

Polaris

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Speaking of Magneto, he has another daughter who hasn’t appeared on any of the Foxes. x-men movies, Lorna Dane, aka Polaris. Created by Arnold Drake and Don Heck, Lorna first appeared in x-men #49 in 1968. She also has the power to control anything magnetic, like her father.

Like his father, it would be great if we could bring Polaris into the MCU as well. After all, Wanda’s main source of grief is the lack of family, a long-lost sister and father might make up for that. It might be a while before we see Wanda again, so seeing Polaris so soon might be a pipe dream, but we’d like that.

Typhoid Mary

Another mutant that may soon appear in the MCU is Typhoid Mary. Typhoid Mary was created by Ann Nocenti and John Romita Jr. in daredevil #254 in 1988. Primarily a Daredevil villain, Mary eventually married Wilson Fisk in the comics. Her mutant abilities are telekinesis and pyrokinesis.

The reason we want to see her in the MCU is because of her connections to various Marvel characters including Daredevil, Kingpin, and Spider-Man. Unfortunately, we don’t yet know how many of Netflix’s Marvel TV series, if any, are canon for the MCU, even though Daredevil and Kingpin have both returned to the MCU and will return in Echo. Typhoid Mary was already in iron fistplayed by Alice Eve, so if they decide to go with what they do canon, we might see her – or a different version of the character – again.

dead Pool

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Everyone’s favorite mercenary with a mouth, Deadpool should enter the MCU sooner rather than later. Wade Wilson was created by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld in 1991, first appearing in The New Mutants #98. There have been two Deadpool movies so far, with Ryan Reynolds playing the title character. But now that Fox is owned by Disney, we’ll have a Deadpool movie in the MCU.

Of course, we heard whispers of Dead Pool 3 being in the early stages of production, with the writers confirming that the film will have a “fish out of water” story. With Deadpool already established, we’d love to see Ryan Reynolds drop into the MCU very soon.

Betsy Braddock

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Betsy Braddock has taken on several different names as heroes over the years, including Captain Britain and Psylocke. Betsy was first introduced in Captain Brittany #8 in 1976 and it was created by Chris Claremont and Herb Trimpe. Betsy’s mutation gave her the ability of telepathy and she was also a great martial artist.

The reason we may have seen her introduced into the MCU before some of the other mutants is because of Eternals. Eternals introduced Dane Whitman (Kit Harington) who, based on the film’s post-credits scene, is set to become the Dark Knight. In the comics, Captain Britain is associated with the Black Knight, and although she sometimes goes by Captain Britain, Betsy’s brother Brian was the first to take that name. Nonetheless, we might see all three of them in an upcoming Marvel project.

Storm

Ororo Munroe is one mutant we’d love to see in the MCU. Also known as Storm, Ororo has the mutant ability to manipulate time. She was created by Len Wein and Dave Cockrum, first appearing in Giant Size X-Men #1 in 1975. The character appeared in some of the Fox x-men films, starring both Halle Berry and Alexandra Shipp.

In the comics, Storm married T’Challa, King of Wakanda and Black Panther. Of course, we don’t know the plot details of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and how the film will deal with the passing of Chadwick Boseman. But if the MCU is going to start introducing mutants, having a girl who can control the weather in Black Panther: Wakanda Forevercould be a great way to start.

There are plenty of other mutant characters we want to see in the MCU as well, like Phoenix, Cyclops, Wolverine, and maybe even a different version of Professor X. We don’t know who the next mutants to arrive in the movie will be. MCU and us don’t know when they might arrive, but one thing is for sure, we’re all very excited.

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