It was only a matter of time before we started getting big X-Men characters into the MCU after Disney bought Fox in 2019. As most fans will already know, the X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises exist in their own universes – although Deadpool, with its signature fourth wall-breaking humor, makes a lot of jokes about Marvel Comics and the MCU. While many expected Marvel to simply reboot the X-Men to align with the MCU, the studio is clearly taking a slightly different approach, with Patrick Stewart returning from the original films to play Charles Xavier again – although this time he’s in the yellow hover chair.
When the film first introduces the Council, we see that it consists of Mr. Fantastic (John Krasinski), Black Bolt (Anson Mount), Karl Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Captain Carter (Hayley Atwell), and Captain Marvel (Lashana Lynch ) consists ). It’s an incredibly surprising scene, and the late arrival of Professor X only adds to the spectacle – especially since the theme song from the original X-Men animated series heralds its debut. Oh yeah, they really hit us with the good stuff.
It’s worth noting that this isn’t the first time an X-Men star has appeared in the MCU to reprise his role – Evan Peters returns as Quicksilver in WandaVision – although it’s later revealed to be fake – out of. A la Sir Ben Kingsley, Peters is actually a regular man named Ralph Bohner. At least Professor X is actually who he says he is here – albeit a marginal multiversal variant.
A real treat for hardcore fans, the title track comes with another surprising detail buried in the credits.