Throwback Friday: These Are the X-Men Characters I Want To See in the MCU

With the MCU moving to new horizons for Phase 4 and Disney acquiring Fox it’s inevitable that we’ll see the X-Men in the near future. In fact, technically the X-Men have already graced their presence in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver’s role in the franchise. How the X-Men will join the fray and which new actors will play these iconic characters is still a mystery but it’s an exciting mystery nonetheless.

And that’s why today, for this Throwback Friday post, I’m sharing with you all of the X-Men characters I’m most excited to see make their presence known in the MCU. Enjoy!



I didn’t realize how cool Magneto was until my most recent viewing of X-Men: Days of Future Past. It was then that I realized how awesome this character actually was. I think Magneto would be such an epic character in an MCU setting and I’m hoping Kevin Feige is thinking the same as me.

Jean Grey


First of all, if you may not know (I just found this out too) Jean Grey, in one of those Marvel comics, met the Guardians of the Galaxy. It was a crossover event between the Guardians and the X-Men and they had to fight together to stop a powerful villain. Wouldn’t it be amazing to see Jean Grey make a cameo appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3? I definitely think that could be fun…and incredible at the same time.

Secondly, she’s really cool. Before I knew anything about the X-Men I knew Jean Grey and I think she would be a fantastic heroine to join the MCU.



Ever since I was a child I’ve always thought Cyclops was really cool. To see a character like him alongside, potentially, Doctor Strange or Ant-Man would be positively mind-blowing.

Professor X


Professor X has always been an interesting character to me and I could totally see him utilized into the MCU as the Nick Fury of the mutants. He wouldn’t play a major role like the younger mutants but he would be that elderly presence that keeps them in line.



Storm is an obvious choice. Ever since I was a child she has always been one of my favorite female superheroes and with her comic book relations to Black Panther, there are SO many ways she can get into the MCU. I’m also hoping to see her get her own film.



It’s, of course, going to be difficult to recast Wolverine after Hugh Jackman held onto the role for over a decade but I have faith that Marvel’s brilliant casting will reign supreme once again and they’ll find a (possibly) even cooler Wolverine to debut in the MCU.

There’s also reason to believe that he’s already been lurking in the MCU because a theorist pointed out that if you look closely at Thanos’s face it looks like claw scars across his face. Look here.


If you look closely at the right side of his face you will see four lines that look an awful lot like claw marks stretching from his forehead all the way down to his top lip. This could’ve been the work of another character but it also easily could be a Wolverine easter egg lying literally on Thanos’s face. But if it is Wolverine who did that did Thanos already potentially kill him? *wince*



Mystique is an awesome character who could easily make an appearance in a Guardians film or any other standalone movie that takes the story to the cosmos. I like Mystique because of her shapeshifting ability and she’s simply an interesting character to look at. I’d love to see her in the MCU as well.

So these are the X-Men characters that I think would make awesome additions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I’m just counting down the days until Kevin Feige finally announces how he will bring these characters to the MCU.

Which X-Men heroes would you like to see fighting alongside The Avengers?

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a splendid day.

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