We may see mutants in the Marvel Cinematic Universe earlier than expected as Disney’s D23 website has listed the upcoming film, The New Mutants as part of the shared movie universe.
Since the Disney acquisition of Fox, the looming question over Marvel Studios was how the company was going to integrate mutants, specifically the X-Men, into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The popular idea is that Disney and the Marvel Cinematic Universe would simply discard everything from the Fox X-Men franchise and start fresh somewhere down the road. However, based on a headline from Disney’s D23 website, plans may already be in place to make The New Mutants part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Disney website doesn’t give away how this will work but calls The New Mutants a new addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe:
There’s a seriously electrifying new addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it comes in the form of the latest from Twentieth Century Fox and Marvel Entertainment…
What do you all make of this news? Could Disney and Marvel Studios already be making plans to integrate The New Mutants into the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Did someone at the Disney website drop the ball? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Here is the official synopsis for The New Mutants:
20th Century Fox in association with Marvel Entertainment presents “The New Mutants,” an original horror thriller set in an isolated hospital where a group of young mutants is being held for psychiatric monitoring. When strange occurrences begin to take place, both their new mutant abilities and their friendships will be tested as they battle to try and make it out alive.
Directed by Josh Boone from a script he co-wrote with Knate Lee, The New Mutants stars Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt, and Henry Zaga.
The New Mutants will be released in theaters on April 3, 2020.