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MCU Phase 4: How And When We'll See Mutants

The wait for Deadpool and the X-Men might be shorter than you think...

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The Marvel comic-verse has always been extensive, spanning multiple realities and realms to bring us numerous story arcs involving our favorite heroes. Clearly spoilt for choice, Marvel Studios took the lead in bringing these stories to our screens, creating what later came to be known as the MCU.

But since Marvel Entertainment had sold the big-screen rights to some of their most recognizable characters to stay afloat in the nineties, this cinematic universe was left incomplete. Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, and the X-Men were stuck in the hands of Sony and 20th Century Fox respectively, precluding them from taking part in the MCU.

This made it difficult to predict which characters Marvel Studios would introduce next, as well as what we'd be able to call them. In an effort to avoid copyright issues with Fox, clearly mutated heroes and villains had to be classified as being 'enhanced'. But with the Disney-Fox merger long since sealed, it looks like we can finally expect to see some real mutants in the MCU in the not-so-distant future.

So let's take a look at how the studio might have to reimagine certain characters and follow the clues Marvel have already left to determine just when these new mutants will be saying hello...

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