Former Disney artist imagines the X-Men as part of MCU

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Credit: Jason Pastrana

A former Disney artist has finally created what Marvel fans have been waiting for: illustrations of what the X-Men would look like as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

Since the MCU came to be, fans of the Marvel Comics have been waiting for when mutants would finally appear alongside the Marvel superheroes. And now that Disney has acquired Fox (and the rights to the X-Men), we’re finally closer to making the dream of an X-Men/MCU crossover a reality. How epic would it be to see the X-Men and Avengers battle each other on the big screen — or better yet, join forces?

Already we’ve seen a bit of X-Men/MCU crossover happen with characters like Scarlet Witch (known in the MCU as Wanda Maximoff). But fans know that the X-Men films by Fox and the MCU films by Disney and Marvel Studios have been distinctly separate. Still, Disney’s acquisition of Fox has opened up plenty of new doors for the future of Marvel in film, and X-Men fans worldwide are eagerly waiting to see what Disney does with their favorite mutants.

Luckily, former senior concept artist at Disney Jason Pastrana has shared his own version of the X-Men mutants as MCU characters, and the results are spectacular. He’s given each of the X-Men their own distinct MCU costume and looks while still allowing them to be recognizable by fans of the comics.

Take a look at some of Pastrana’s creations that he shared on Instagram below:


Even though these works of art are fantastic and definitely get us excited for the X-Men potentially joining the MCU, it seems like we’ll have to wait a while. Disney has yet to formally announce their plans for the X-Men, and while many have speculated how the mutants will be introduced, nothing is confirmed.

Still, that won’t stop us from getting excited about the idea thanks to Pastrana! You can view the rest of his X-Men artwork on his Instagram here.

What are your predictions for how Marvel will incorporate the X-Men into the MCU? Let us know in the comments!

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