Did the snap somehow cause people on earth to have mutations? Some fans think that this is how the X-Men will be introduced into the MCU. Here's what the Endgame writers have to say.
Many comic fans have been heavily theorizing about how Marvel Studios is going to be introducing the mutants from the X-Men universe as well as the Fantastic Four as the studio has now acquired the rights to the properties from 21st Century Fox. One of the theories that are being tossed around includes the possibility of having the mutants introduced through the snap of Thanos’ fingers. However, Avengers’s writers from both Infinity War and Endgame Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus beg to differ.
These two legends are the masterminds behind the major story developments in the MCU over the last couple of years. In fact, they have been collaborating with The Russo Brothers as well as Kevin Feige for the past 11 years to develop the elaborate Infinity Saga all the way to the epic conclusions in Infinity War and Endgame.
The reason behind this theory comes right after the recent Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer in which one of the snaps from Endgame tore a hole in the MCU’s Multiverse which could provide some logic to the introduction of Mysterio (played by Jake Gyllenhaal). Because Markus and McFeely are no longer writing for the studio, they were actually unaware of the Multiversal tear that we saw in the new Spidey trailer, but did say that anything can happen:
“Anything is possible, but I don’t know whether you’d need that. Genetic mutation is genetic mutation. It just happens. Maybe they are already out there.”
McFeely further went on to ask the fans to have faith in Kevin Feige since he is the one who gets to introduce characters into the MCU. And if that’s the case then it is definitely going to be awesome:
“I do think that whenever Kevin [Feige] decides to do X-Men or Fantastic Four, it won’t be how you think it’s going to happen, I think he’s going to have a real clever version of it.”
Well, it’s definitely clear now that neither McFeely or Markus have any idea about what’s going to unfold in the Marvel Universe for now. With that being said, it could be possible that mutants may end up getting introduced sometime later on. However, we shouldn’t exactly get ahead of ourselves with this, after all, Kevin Feige did say that we shouldn't expect to see the X-Men or any mutants for "a very long time." Here’s what Feige told the interviewers at io9:
“It's all just beginning and the five-year plan that we've been working on, we were working on before any of that was set. So really it's much more, for us, less about specifics of when and where [The X-Men will appear] right now and more just the comfort factor and how nice it is that they're home. That they're all back. But it will be a very long time.”
Still, Markus did express interest to one day return to the studio and tell the story of Scott Summers of the X-Men, based on his interview with ComicBook.com:
“I mean, I'd love to try some different things with these new characters they're getting from Fox. I've always thought, 'Yeah, you could make Cyclops into a real hero, as opposed to a kind of punching bag.' And there is a few others, deep canon, who I wouldn't mind rolling out."