It stays unclear when the X-Males will make their debut within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However the Disney+ reveals preserve pushing issues in that course. Such was the case with the newest episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Not solely did Sam and Bucky, together with an unlikely ally, pay a go to to a distinguished mutant-centric location from the Marvel Comics universe, however there have been a number of different X-Males Easter eggs throughout their little go to.
Warning: this put up incorporates spoilers for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier episode 3 from right here on out. Proceed with warning. The episode sees Sam and Bucky partnering up with Zemo. They’ve fashioned an uneasy alliance with the villain to find the reality behind this new tremendous soldier serum that has emerged. In search of leads, the journey leads them to Madripoor, an island nation that could be acquainted to those that have stored up with X-Males comics through the years. Bucky describes it as an outdated “pirate sanctuary” at one level.
Within the pages of Marvel Comics, Madripoor is a fictional island positioned in Southeast Asia that has appeared in collection corresponding to New Mutants, Wolverine, Hawkeye, Punisher Conflict ZoneX-Males Blue. The placement was launched by legendary X-Males scribe Chris Claremont and artist Steve Leialoha in 1985’s New Mutants #32. Whereas it’s a fixture of the Marvel universe normally, it’s usually related to mutants. Earlier set images throughout filming indicated that Madripoor would possibly issue into the present’s storyline. In addition they hinted on the doable inclusion of a villain named Ogun. No luck on that entrance. At the least not but.
Moreover, a trailer for the present indicated that the duo was set to make a journey to Madripoor. In any occasion, this can be a main tip of the cap to mutants in the MCU. What’s extra, through the journey to this metropolis, they move a watering gap referred to as Princes Bar. Because it simply so occurs, a personality by the identify of Patch frequents the institution within the comics. Patch is the alter ego of Wolverine when he is visiting Madripoor. So this might, in a roundabout approach, be an in depth hyperlink to Wolverine.
Lastly, a personality named Selby, the proprietor of an institution referred to as the Brass Monkey, appeared within the episode. She offered some intel to the gang and was shortly killed. Or so it appears. Deaths in the MCU have a approach of not sticking. In any occasion, a personality by that very same identify was a mutant within the comics who was part of the Mutant Liberation Entrance. So this may be seen as a hyperlink to mutants and the X-Males within the MCU.
This, coupled with Evan Peters’ inclusion as Quicksilver in WandaVision continues to construct a case for the X-Men coming to the MCU sooner reasonably than later. We all know a reboot is coming sooner or later down the road. It is only a matter of when, not if. Within the meantime, it appears the parents at Marvel Studios will preserve laying a path of breadcrumbs. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier episode 3 is accessible now on the Disney+ streaming app.