The X-Men are coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe! What 25 X-Men characters would make a great addition to the MCU in Phase 4 and beyond?
After years of waiting and hoping, the X-Men properties are coming back home to Marvel and the iconic character are fully expected to one day join the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Fans have been saying that the movies would be better under the same umbrella as the X-Men. Now that it’s happening, people can’t wait to see them with the rest of the MCU heroes and villains.
When asked about what’s going to happen with the X-Men now, Bob Iger told Hollywood Reporter, “It only makes sense for Marvel to be supervised by one entity. There shouldn’t be two Marvels.” This gives everyone hope that we’ll finally get to see all of the crossovers we’ve wanted for years.
There are a plethora of characters that fans would love to see in the future. Colossus, Jubilee, and Psylocke are some examples of heroes who can make their appearance. There are also villains like Omega Red, Sabretooth, and Mystique who we’d all love to see fight the Avengers or the X-Men.
As we look forward to Phase 4 of the MCU and beyond, here are the 25 X-Men and X-Men related characters that would great additions to the MCU! They aren’t just great characters. They make sense in terms of how deep their origins are, what they add, and if they can help the progression of the MCU.
25. Monet St. Croix
Who is she?
Monet St. Croix is a hidden jewel in Marvel Comics that the world needs to see. She’s the daughter of an ambassador and coming from wealth and privilege made her worldly and confident. Monet hitting jackpot of superpowers just added to that.
She is super strong, flies at supersonic speeds, is invulnerable and she can read minds. She may seem like a spoiled rich woman, but that is a facade. Monet told a therapist (Leonard Samson) that she has to make a conscious decision every morning to not kill herself. Monet spent a good part of her life being used as a source of food by her brother Emplate – something she still has nightmares about.
Why this will work
Adding Monet’s backstory and struggle to keep up appearances would work great with the audience. Watching her overcome these obstacles is a good lesson for everyone. Beyond that, she is one bad-ass character who wasn’t afraid to talk smack to the Hulk.
It would also be nice to see a Muslim female character on screen. Especially one as powerful and commanding as her. Monet could make a good side character in a movie, but she could work well in a TV series with other mutants where the writers could explore who she is.