We’re all still waiting for the ink to dry on the sale of 20th Century Fox to Disney, so there is a lot we don’t know. As far as the Marvel Cinematic Universe is concerned, people are wondering how the X-Men are going to eventually fit in, but there is one character already in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that has X-Men connections: Wanda Maximoff, aka the Scarlet Witch, as played by Elizabeth Olsen. Olsen was recently on the podcast Everything Iconic with Danny Pellegrino and was asked if she thought the eventual Fox-Disney merger would affect Wanda at all considering in the comics she’s the daughter of Magneto.
“I don’t think so because we’ve gone so far to create a non X-Men universe backstory for my character. And now, it’s the reason I’m connected to the Vision, because the [Infinity Stone] in his head is the Stone that gave me my powers. So we really leap into the Stones.”
It’ll be curious to see what Marvel ends up doing with the X-Men once they make their way into the MCU. Olsen might not even be involved anymore by the time the ink dries on the contract, so it might not matter at all. Wanda in the MCU is a pretty interesting character — since they killed off Pietro and she doesn’t have her father, she’s being forced to stand on her own, which the comics rarely do.
Summary: As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.
Avengers: Infinity War, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Chadwick Boseman, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Bradley Cooper, Sean Gunn, and Anthony Mackie. It will be released on April 27th.
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