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Avengers theory says Endgame’s ending will open door for X-Men into MCU. Here’s how

A new Avengers: Endgame theory suggests that the film could provide a backdoor entry for the X-Men into the MCU. Here’s how.

hollywood Updated: Mar 19, 2019 18:33 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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The X-Men and the Avengers series are heading in opposite directions.

Hours ahead of the Disney-Fox merger, a new Avengers fan theory predicts how the X-Men could be integrated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The 15-months-in-the-making deal will pull 20th Century Fox’s characters under the Disney umbrella, opening up the possibility of characters such as Wolverine and Magneto sharing the screen with Iron Man and Captain America.

The theory, shared by a fan on Reddit, suggests that the Avengers will destroy the Infinity Stones in Endgame, thereby creating the mutant gene, which is found in the X-Men. The theory provides the example of Captain Marvel and the tesseract, which gives her superhuman powers. The tesseract is now embedded in Thanos’ Infinity Gauntlet as an Infinity Stone.

Avengers: Endgame will end with the Avengers destroying each Infinity Stone, and once destroyed, the stones will send shock waves in the universe, and create the mutant gene.

The Disney-Fox deal is reportedly valued at $71.3 billion (Rs 4.9 lakh crore). Marvel had previously come to an agreement with Sony, who allowed Disney to use Spider-Man in the MCU, but retained the rights to the character.

Several theories have already been floated around about how the X-Men could enter the MCU. Disney plans on continuing the Deadpool movies under the Fox banner, but the future of the X-Men series looks ominous. The only two films on the calendar - Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants - have been delayed, with the latter’s release still in doubt.

Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson and others. The film is slated for an April 26 release.

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First Published: Mar 19, 2019 18:32 IST