MCU Phase 4: 'WandaVision' and 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' may set up the arrival of the X-Men
This theory stems from the fact that the Disney+ series will have a major connection to the movie and leans towards the 'House of M' comics storyline
Phase 4 will almost definitely see the X-Men foray into the MCU. The Fox-Disney merger has now opened up new opportunities for the MCU to bring Charles Xavier and his gifted students into the fold. The X-Men may not be a part of the MCU but that doesn’t mean there haven’t been any mutants in the movies so far. ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ introduced the world to Wanda Maximoff aka the Scarlet Witch and her twin brother Pietro aka Quicksilver (Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson).
It all started with the multiverse tease from 'Spider-Man: Far From Home'. However, while it was revealed to be a yarn spun by Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio, the multiverse concept may come in with 'WandaVision' and 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness'. The Disney + series and the movie will be the perfect platform to introduce the mutants seamlessly and our theory points towards the storyline taking the House of M route.
This postulation stems from the fact that 'WandaVision' will have a major connection with 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness'. "The events that you will see Wanda go through in the WandaVision epic series will be reflected and tied directly into Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said on stage during SDCC.
Last we saw, Strange and Wanda aka Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) were fighting Thanos (Josh Brolin) in that epic battle in 'Avengers: Endgame' and haven't really met before. It comes as a surprise that the duo will have a connection in Phase 4, but again, unsurprisingly, there are quite a few theories that explain how the series and the movie will intertwine. One reddit theory here makes perfect sense. What if Wanda tries to bring Vision (Paul Bettany) back and this move may see her fracture the multiverse? Her warping powers have evolved greatly over time and this timeline rupture could be introduced as the premise for the movie.
The breaking of the universe may also trigger the latent X genes in mutants across the world. Now this connects to the 2005 Marvel Comics Event, 'House of M'. Written by Brian Michael Bendis, the story follows Wanda grieving over the loss of her children and rewrites reality. Wanda used her powers to reshape the world into her own idea of perfection, with mutants ruling the world and humans as second-class citizens. Strange is the only man with the ability to correct the debacle. In the comic, Professor Charles Xavier worked with the good Doctor to do just this in 'House of M'.
'WandaVision' is slated for a spring 2021 release on Disney+, while 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' will premiere on May 7, 2021.