What WandaVision Episode 5 Could Mean for the Future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)

by Chris Im

I’m calling it. The X-Men are back. The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has done it once again. After saving Marvel Comics from eternal obscurity to the forefront of pop culture, the MCU is once again on another life resuscitating mission. This time, it’s the X-Men. Or at least I hope.

Two years ago, in March 2019 Disney acquired 21st Century Fox. What that meant for most people was the addition of National Geographic, Star Wars, and the Simpsons to Disney+. What some other people speculated was that X-Men would in turn eventually be added to the MCU. The only question left to be answered was when.

SPOILERS INCOMING FOR WANDAVISION


What Episode 5 explains is essentially that Wanda has now become much more powerful than we have ever seen her on-screen. Originally, her powers entailed illusions and some form of mind manipulation, among telepathy and a few others. But now, her powers are fully explained to be rewriting reality, similar to that of her comic counterpart. Her powers are so strong that her two children state that she has the ability to bring the dead back to life.

At the end of the episode, someone is at the door of her house. Enter Quicksilver, but not Aaron Taylor-Johnson Quicksilver, but the Evan Peters Quicksilver. The Quicksilver from the X-Men movies whose scenes have become our favorite throughout the X-Men movies. If Wanda is rewriting reality, she may also potentially be ushering in a new age of beings with powers. AKA mutants.

Of course, at the end of the day, this is all just speculation. But as an avid fan of X-Men, I’m hoping – no I’m praying, that this means the X-Men will find a home in the MCU.

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