The writer of Doctor Strange 2 discusses why X-Men's Mutants Were Purposefully Avoided

The writer of Doctor Strange 2 discusses why X-Men's Mutants Were Purposefully Avoided ...

The film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness gave some of the most heartfelt stories in MCU history the exploration of many parts, opening the franchise in ways that had never been seen before. The movie even brought the MCU''s first member of the X-Men in Professor X, putting the stage for the mutants to make their true introduction in the future.

Fans have been concerned about when the mutants will make their way into the MCU alongside Earth''s Mightiest Heroes. Rumors have pointed to a project in development called The Mutants, and there''s, for example, Ryan Reynolds'' Deadpool 3, but things are being kept under the radar on all other fronts.

Doctor Strange 2 had the unique opportunity to potentially bring in some of those characters for the first time, as it explored America Chavez''s ability to travel across the Multiverse and explore new possibilities and ideas. However, the movie''s head writer explained why it wasn''t an idea that he and his colleagues pushed for in the development process.

Doctor Strange 2 Not Touching X-Men

Michael Waldron, the writer of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, spoke with Entertainment Tonight about not using the X-Men in the latest MCU film.

Waldron admitted that the team "talked about House of M" as an influence, but ultimately decided that the film "didn''t need mutants to be powerful" at this time. He also admitted that the mutants would have taken away from Wanda and Strange''s story if they were introduced here:

"Yeah, we talked about House of M," says a lot of examples of Wanda doing bad things throughout the comics in an effort to bring her kids back. But ultimately this story didn''t require mutants to be powerful, according to me. And, when it was on the MCU timeline, it didn''t feel like this was the right place to begin it -- because then it would have been about mutants. "In this film, I''m sure you''ll see Wanda and her pain and her

He discussed the level of input that Marvel Studios CEO Kevin Feige has about making decisions like those discussed in this film. Waldron wanted to clarify, "That this is the end of this chapter in (Wanda''s) story," but that things may be left open for more in the future following discussions with Feige:

"It''s all a collaboration with Kevin, and certainly when it came to a character as pivotal to the MCU as Wanda, we talked about that. We tried to be clear that this is the conclusion of this chapter of her story. Is there an opening for more stories to be explained down the line? Is it a comic book series, so you never know, right?

No MCU Mutants...For a While

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is being recalled in the rest of this article.

It''s important to see the X-Men officially joining the MCU as a result of more than a dozen successful big-screen appearances under Fox Studios that provided endless potential comic stories to Marvel Studios to use. However, Waldron wanted to clarify that Doctor Strange 2 was primarily a story about Stephen Strange and Wanda Maximoff.

The House of M storyline was something that had been discussed ever since WandaVision, as Wanda moved towards being a villain, something that came to a close with Doctor Strange 2. Even with that development, bringing a new group of characters into this film would have sparked the spotlight off of her and Strange, particularly with the Illuminati already making headlines in their own right.

Wanda''s narrative is a one-on-one development for Marvel Studios in the past seven years, making sure the film got the best out. In the near future, Waldron will know how the characters in Doctor Strange 2 and the X-Men deserve their shine.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is now playing in cinemas worldwide.

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