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Preparation for X-Men Crossover in WandaVision

WandaVision, the newest in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), is seemingly the start of a new branch of X-Men crossover into the MCU. If you are like me, you did not watch many or any of the X-Men movies. Whatever the reason for avoiding them, it now seems like it’s a must. With Disney now owning Marvel and Fox X-Men, it could be possible to see more of a crossover between them. There is already a crossover in WandaVision. There are a few movies in the lineup of phase 4 Marvel movies announced that could have a potential crossover. Whatever happens, it might be necessary to watch the X-Men movies. Here’s my guide to watching the X-Men films.

If you do not want to watch the whole X-Men franchise, you should start with these three movies:

  • X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

  • X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

  • X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)

These films include the little crossover that shows up in WandaVision so far. These will also give a brief context for WandaVision.

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If you want to prepare for more future crossover, which you should, here is the list of the X-Men movies in chronological order:

  • X-Men: First Class (2011)

  • X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

  • X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

  • Dark Phoenix (2019)

  • X-Men (2000)

  • X2 (2003)

  • X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

  • The Wolverine (2013)

  • Deadpool (2016)

  • Deadpool 2 (2018)

  • The New Mutants (2020)

  • Logan (2017)

Who knows what Disney is planning on doing! Are they going to sprinkle mutants across the Marvel universe? Are they going to include characters that the X-Men has already produced? Are they only going to have the crossover this one time? With Marvel’s lineup of phase 4 movies coming out for the next couple of years, only time will tell.

One thing is for sure right now; it’s all Wanda.

Hi! My name is Katlyn White. I am a sophomore at CWU. I am double majoring in Professional and Creative Writing and Digital Journalism. I am a Cancer and a Ravenclaw.
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