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Mutants We Want to See in the MCU

It’s about time the X-Men and their adversaries made their way into the MCU. Here are our top picks for the mutants we most want to see.
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Now that a version of Professor X – thank the multiverse, he was played by Sir Patrick Stewart in Multiverse of Madness – has shown up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, I think it’s time more mutants were introduced to the MCU.

As much as I loved the movies and animated shows growing up (yes, I liked a couple of the reboots, too), most of the cast or characters don’t make sense in the multiverse just yet. So, here are the mutants I’m hoping we see in some MCU movies soon.

Idie Okonkwo

Idie AKA Oya
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Idie, AKA Oya, only came about after an event in the comics known as the “Second Coming.” In that storyline, she was one of the “Five Lights” that got their powers in the aftermath of the comic event.

Her powers include being able to manipulate temperature at any degree. She’s almost never talked about, and that needs to change. Oya was fourteen when her powers developed, so if the MCU brought her in, we could see her learn to control her powers as she grows up.

Dust

Dust
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The MCU has been delving into different cultures recently, so it makes sense some people would be talking about Sooraya Qadir, AKA Dust, being introduced in the MCU. She is also somewhat involved in the Scarlet Witch storyline where she makes most mutants lose their powers.

The X-Men brought Dust to the school to help her master her powers after she instinctively lashed out in defense. Her powers allow her to transform and control a sand form. And while in that form, she’s nearly indestructible to non-powered beings.

Siryn

Siryn
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In X-Men: First Class, we saw Banshee, Siryn’s father, join the earliest iteration of the film reboot’s team. However, I’m okay with leaving him behind if it means we get Siryn instead. She’s similar to (but also more powerful than) DC’s Black Canary.

Theresa Maeve Rourke Cassidy goes by Siryn until her father dies. She was raised by villain Black Tom Cassidy but eventually turned against him to join the X-Men. I’d love to see a movie about that period in her life.

Danielle Moonstar

Danielle Moonstar
Marvel Comics

We saw a version of Moonstar in The New Mutants, but I’d honestly like to forget that movie even happened. She’s a Northern Cheyenne Native American character with really unique abilities that I’d love to see onscreen one day.

Even after she loses her powers–and then gets new powers as a Valkyrie after a deal with Hela–her abilities are unique compared to any we’ve seen in the MCU yet. Some of those powers include psionic weapons and danger sense (think the “Peter Tingle” or “Spidey Sense”).

Pixie

Pixie
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The only character I can think of from any Marvel movie that has similar powers to Pixie was Zoë Kravitz’s character in X-Men: First Class (Angel Salvadore, AKA Tempest). I personally prefer Pixie over Tempest, but that’s only because of one specific power.

In addition to the dragonfly wings on her back, Pixie has “pixie dust,” as she calls it. But it’s really just the way her mental hallucination powers manifest physically. She’s also able to use magic, which she does quite often in battle.

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Northstar and Aurora

Northstar and Aurora
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The MCU’s been exploring outside of New York recently, so why haven’t we caught a glimpse of mutants from Canada? Like Marc in Moon Knight, Aurora also struggles with a dissociative identity disorder.

Her twin brother, Northstar, was separated from her when their parents died. They were reunited when they both joined Alpha Flight, a superhero team based in Canada. Apart, they’re powerful, but together, they are a force to be reckoned with.

Hope Summers

Hope Summers
Marvel Comics

While we’re on the topic of forces to be reckoned with, Hope Summers is quite literally a beacon of hope to many mutants. After the “House of M” storyline, Hope was the very first mutant born.

Her abilities include power mimicry, activation, and enhancement. She’s also been shown to have no adverse effects in touching Rogue and can control the “Five Lights” mutants. I’d love to see this character make her way into scenes with some of our favorite MCU heroes.

The character did make an appearance in Deadpool 2, but that’s not the MCU. Would I be okay with that actress reprising the role in the MCU? Yes.

Magik

Magik
Marvel Comics

Before I get into this, I want to say I loved Anya Taylor-Joy as Magik; I just don’t like The New Mutants. Yes, she’s rough around the edges, but she’s nothing like her onscreen counterpart.

Illyana Rasputina, AKA Magik, is a Russian mutant superhero who can travel through dimensions and use other forms of magic. In the comics, Doctor Strange was one of her teachers of sorcery, so maybe she could be introduced in one of his films.

Dazzler

Dazzler
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Alison Blaire, AKA Dazzler, was done dirty by Dark Phoenix. The only time we see the light-powered mutant is when she is singing and putting on a performance for other mutants at the school and when Jean knocks everybody out with her powers.

She is so much more than they made her out to be in the film! In addition to her ability to turn sound waves into light, she’s also a fantastic hand-to-hand combatant, actress, singer, dancer, and roller skater. We need this retro queen in the MCU!

See related: Spider-Verse Characters We’re Still Waiting To See in the MCU

Husk

Husk
Marvel Comics

The only time Husk has actually been in an X-Men movie from the 21st century was in a very brief cameo (if you could even call it that) in X2. And that’s disappointing because she has some weird abilities that could do so well in the MCU.

Unlike Mystique’s transformation, Husk literally sheds her entire epidermis to become someone else. In doing so, she can grow or shrink to any size she wants or be made of a completely different material. She’s also skilled in martial arts; those skills and abilities make her a great combatant and spy.

M

M X-Men
Marvel Comics

Monet, AKA M, has gone by quite a few names in the Marvel comics, but I’m just going to stick with calling her M instead of her really long name. She is a Muslim mutant with superhuman strength and reflexes, as well as a few other abilities.

In addition to those powers, she’s also a genius and can see other mutant’s auras. She’s one of the most powerful characters in the Marvel universe, even going up against Hulk a couple times. I’d love to see her go up against a few villains hinted at in the MCU already.

Rogue

Rogue from X-Men animated series
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I don’t know what the original X-Men movies were thinking when they twisted Rogue’s character into knots. The Rogue from the comics would never consider giving up her powers just to kiss a boy; she was too confident in herself for that.

I’d love to see Rogue, either as a villain or hero, in the MCU at one point. She has some interesting abilities that I’d like to see Peter Parker or Kate Bishop just go nuts over onscreen. And, just because it’s not right without him, I need Gambit right by her side.

Gambit

Marvel Gambit
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Speaking of Gambit, let’s get into why he should be in the MCU. First and foremost: he was already supposed to have gotten his own solo movie that never came to be. Marvel, let’s fix that right now and get one started.

Though Remy LaBeau has gone by a couple other names, the only version I’m really keen on seeing in the MCU is Gambit. His kinetic energy manipulation (precisely the way it’s shown in the comics) is incredible. And don’t even get me started on his charm.

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Polaris

Polaris
Marvel Comics

I really love Polaris’s powers; it’s a shame we didn’t get to see that in the X-Men movies. She can control metal and magnetism like Magneto. From the many X-Men or mutant-centric shows I’ve seen so far, the portrayal of her in The Gifted has been my favorite.

If she was to be brought into the MCU, I hope she’d be involved with the introduction of Marvel’s Marauders. She was possessed at one point by Malice (one of the Marauders). I really think she could be the MCU’s next Scarlet Witch if they played their cards right.

Scott Summers

Scott Summers AKA Cyclops
Marvel Comics

When it comes to Cyclops, I just haven’t been able to connect to his movie portrayals. His actors were great, but the character was just a bit annoying for some reason. And that’s not how I remember him from the comics.

Regardless of whether his adoptive daughter, Hope Summers, is in the MCU, this man needs to make an appearance. Even if it’s a brief cameo like Professor X in Multiverse of Madness, just give me Cyclops.

Jean Grey

Jean Grey from Marvel Comics
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Though she’s been overdone with Marvel movies, the comics universe just wouldn’t be complete without her. And with Wanda’s storyline going down such a dark path, I’d love to see another powerful woman going through similar situations with different outcomes.

While I love Sophie Turner in the role, I think it would be best to go with a different actress and see Jean’s journey through her teenage years as we did with Spider-Man. I think Summer Fontana, who played the younger Jean in the reboot movies, would be the best choice.

Wolverine

Wolverine
Marvel Comics

Yes, we just got Logan pretty recently, but that wasn’t the official canon MCU. I know we’re not getting Hugh Jackman back in the role, but I’d still like to see Wolverine face off with some big bads in the MCU.

With the way the MCU casts its characters, we might just get a truly short actor to play the iconic character. And if he got to wear a comic-accurate suit with the yellow and blue, even better. It’ll definitely stand out against other characters onscreen.