Marvel Studios Just Teased Its Future X-Men Movie Plot

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Posted:
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Secret Invasion's fourth installment on Disney+ featured a blink-and-you'll-miss-it connection to the arrival of the MCU's X-Men

The anticipation is sky-high for the mutants' official arrival in the wider MCU, especially after Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige mentioned in 2021 that the reboot for X-Men has been "long and ongoing internally."

In fact, Ms. Marvel's finale already retconned Kamala Khan as a mutant instead of an Inhuman. Ms. Marvel actress Iman Vellani even "freaked out" when she learned about the big X-Men reveal. 

Secret Invasion's X-Men Tease Explained

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In Secret Invasion Episode 4, a book written by Priscilla Fury named Decoding the Superhuman Gene inside Varra and Nick Fury's home can be seen in the background of Varra's home.


The Superhuman Gene in the book could refer to the X-Gene of the mutants. In Marvel Comics, the X-Gene is what causes mutants to develop superhuman abilities that manifest at puberty. 


It appears that the book discusses the X-Gene, hinting that the public is now aware of mutants. 

In the Ms. Marvel finale, Matt Lintz's Bruno Carrelli was shocked when he discovered Kamala's genetic anomaly. This meant that the X-Gene implications were not uncovered then. 

Given that Secret Invasion is set in the "present-day MCU," it's possible that major facets of the government, including a significant portion of the public, have a general idea that there's a genetic anomaly amiss. 

How This Secret Invasion Reveal Leads to X-Men Reboot

It is unknown why Priscilla Fury decided to write a book about the superhuman gene, considering that she's secretly a Skrull. It's possible that Gravik ordered Priscilla to conduct some research about the X-Gene, potentially as their first attempt in their Super Skrulls upgrade/experiment. 

There's a chance that the superhuman gene research didn't live up to the expectations of Gravik and the Skrulls. As a result, Priscilla could've used this book as a way to distract the general public about the X-Gene from the impending Skrull threat. 

On the flip side, Priscilla may have created the book so that her research about the gene will be documented and not put to waste. 

This book about the superhuman gene could lead to massive ramifications across the MCU, potentially leading to a possible conflict between humans and mutants down the line. 

In Marvel Comics, there are several anti-mutant groups, such as the Human Council and the Orchis, and this book could give birth to the live-action iterations of the said organizations. 

Moreover, the discovery of the X-Gene could also alert the Avengers, prompting the team to address the next steps like researching if mutants are a threat. 

Secret Invasion is streaming on Disney+.

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Release Date
June 21, 2023
- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.