Marvel FINALLY Says 'X-Men' In the MCU for First Time Ever

By Pierre Chanliau Updated:
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Fans have long been reassured that Marvel Studios is hard at work integrating and planning the debut of the X-Men in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

In the meantime, however, viewers are enjoying She-Hulk: Attorney at Law on Disney+. An interesting tidbit, it was reported last year that not only would She-Hulk speak to the audience, but that she'd speak to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige himself

Nonetheless, aside from the X-Men '97 theme playing in Ms. Marvel, there haven't been any overt references from anyone on Earth-616 regarding the X-Men — until now.

She-Hulk Knows What Fans Want

Warning - The rest of this article contains spoilers for the finale of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law

In an extended sequence during the finale of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, She-Hulk finally name-dropped the X-Men for the first time in the MCU while speaking with the robot version of Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, KEVIN.

She-Hulk, KEVIN
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As KEVIN attempts to get Jennifer Walters back into the season finale of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Walters tries to make more requests and ask more questions.

After throwing questions and requests at the all-knowing robotic entity, she finally asked, "Oh! And when are we getting the X-Men?"

She-Hulk, X-Men question
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She proceeds to look at the camera and hold a thumbs up in solidarity with the audience only for the robot to cross its arms and respond, "I cannot tell you that."

When Will X-Men Come to the MCU?

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Jennifer Walters, like most fans, is excited to know when the X-Men will finally debut in the MCU properly. She-Hulk's own show has referenced the X-Men quite a bit already, featuring multiple Easter eggs that hint towards Wolverine and a few nods to other members of the mutant family.

However, like many real-life interviews with the producer, the robot is still tight-lipped about revealing anything.

It's still unknown when precisely the X-Men will arrive in the MCU, but it's rumored that it won't be until at least after 2025

In the meantime, Marvel Studios has placated fans with returning veteran X-Men actors, such as Hugh Jackman playing Wolverine "one more time" in Deadpool 3.

For now, fans will have to be sated by the X-Men '97 revival arriving on Disney+ sometime in fall 2023.

- About The Author: Pierre Chanliau
Pierre Chanliau began as a news & feature writer for The Direct at the site's launch in 2020. As a longtime reader of superhero comic books, Pierre's knowledge of Marvel and DC is extensive, informing his reporting and editorial pieces regarding the MCU and DCU.