Marvel: 5 things MCU fans are thankful for this Thanksgiving

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Tenoch Huerta Mejía as Namor in Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER. Photo by Eli Adé. © 2022 MARVEL.

4. More mutant news

Fans of Marvel Comics have been waiting for the X-Men to join the MCU before Disney bought Fox. Now that mutants can finally join in on the fun, the anticipation has heightened. Unfortunately, we haven’t seen the X-Men yet. However, this year has provided fans with a lot of things pointing to their inevitable arrival.

It all started in Ms. Marvel. Bruno tells Kamala Khan that there is a mutation in her genes. Sure, the word mutant isn’t in it, but that wasn’t enough. Then, there was She-Hulk. First there was an article saying a man with metal claws got into a fight at a bar. That was a not so subtle hint that Wolverine is already in the MCU. In the She-Hulk season finale, Jennifer Walters flat out asked when the X-Men were coming. To finish it off, Namor says that he’s a mutant in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever!

If you’ve been waiting for the Mutants, then this writer can assume you’re thankful for all of this.

Oscar Isaac as Mr. Knight in Marvel Studios’ MOON KNIGHT, exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved.

3. Moon Knight being successful

Moon Knight is one of this writer’s favorite characters. When he heard that the Lunar Legionnaire was coming to Disney Plus, he had concerns. Would Moon Knight be watered down? If so, would it hurt the character? He wasn’t watered down, but he wasn’t as violent. Nevertheless, the show was amazing.

This could have gone badly. Thankfully, the creative team behind Moon Knight was fantastic. They took a character who’s known for violence and didn’t focus on his aggression. Instead, it was all about Marc Spector, Steven Grant and their relationship with Khonshu and Layla. It set the stage for future projects.

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