WandaVision just revealed how the X-Men will join the MCU

Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff in Marvel Studios’ WANDAVISION. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.
Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff in Marvel Studios’ WANDAVISION. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved. /

WandaVision Episode 6 was full of gripping moments, but one quieter moment holds the key as to how the X-Men and the mutants will join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

WandaVision has wasted little time making an impact. The new Disney Plus series has had Marvel Cinematic Universe fans hooked from the very beginning, with its odd format and presentation raising a number of thought-provoking questions.

This week’s episode did all of that and more as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch attempted to celebrate Halloween with her family – all of whom sported surprisingly comic-accurate costumes. However, it also saw her forced to do something that could finally bring the X-Men into the MCU.

The episode’s closing moments hold the key to introducing mutants to the world of Marvel Studios.

How the X-Men will join the MCU after WandaVision

After her son Billy heard father Vision in trouble, Wanda responded to the emergency by expanding the Hex. As a result, whatever spell she had placed on the town of Westview grew exponentially, enveloping a host of S.W.O.R.D. agents and Dr. Darcy Lewis, while closing in on Tyler Hayward and both Agent Jimmy Woo and Captain Monica Rambeau.

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While we don’t know whether it ultimately enveloped the vehicles it was chasing, we do know that being in the Hex can result in one’s DNA being altered significantly. Darcy revealed to Monica – who had already been inside Westview as Geraldine – that the Hex had rewritten her DNA.

While this is undoubtedly setting the stage for Monica’s evolution into Spectrum, it could also be responsible for hundreds, thousands or even millions of people becoming mutants. This all depends on how far the expansion of the Hex went, but if it does have the ability to rewrite humans’ DNA, it could be a logical way for Marvel Studios to introduce mutants into the MCU and, eventually, bring in the X-Men.

Ever since Evan Peters showed up as the Fox X-Men version of Pietro Maximoff – a.k.a. Peter Maximoff – fans have speculated that we could see the X-Men in the MCU sooner rather than later. Whether or not their introduction is tied to his arrival remains to be seen, but for now, the-powers-that-be have the key to making it happen.

WandaVision adds a new episode on Disney+ every Friday at 12:00 a.m. PT.

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