with the mcu bringing on board the runaways, cloak & dagger, shield touched on it a bit as well, helstrom....and now with the new mutants movie and the upcoming eternals
the mutant universe should really be included into the mcu
marvel has always kind of treated the x-men as the redheaded stepchild and not really part of the mcu but always hinting around about it. Now with the new movies in play that kind of brings in a bunch of other shows/characters/movies/cartoons into the extended mcu
for example the show The Gifted was never part of the mcu nor was Legion or Powers; however Inhumans was brought into the mcu
So with this bringing in of the mutant universe, one should then start including say The X-Men, I mean in the comics and cartoons many of the avengers have had crossovers with the X-men (many of times the hulk and wolverine, spiderman, fantastic four, even daredevil)....
and then this opens up to a handful of other shows
I mean we'll skip all of the animated series because that could get rather confusing as again there were quite a few crossovers there already but we'll stick with live action
so in the category of movies
Fantastic Four (yes I know we don't really talk about these movies but they are "part of the mcu")
And then all of the X-Men related movies and Deadpool movies
and then there's the tv series
way back when
why are none of these included into the mcu but shows like
Cloak & Dagger
are included into the MCU
so given that these are all included and the upcoming eternals movie, then the above mentioned that are not currently included should be grandfathered in.
Now the issue here is that well they are all pretty much yes in their own little universes and timelines...mostly in the future as Mutant X, Legion, and The Gifted are all well after the X-Men have long been gone...Powers I don't remember I think that's another in it's own universe thing and I'd kind of put Legion before The Gifted but more than not it's also in it's own universe as both would be roughly the same time frame as David (Legion) is supposedly Xavier's son and Lorna (Polaris) is supposedly Magneto's daughter.
So well technically these could all be watched after the movie Logan and or The Gifted could coincide with the movie Logan as one of the last mutant refuge camps, the same could go for Mutant X, so we could throw Mutant X and The Gifted together somewhat and tie that in to after the movie Logan.
So what are some of your thoughts and opinions here
I will be working on a somewhat makeshift viewing order list for the "Extended MCU" Grandfathering in the Mutant Universe
it is hard however to do this without mentioning the '90s X-Men The Animated Series as it really does have a lot of the backstories to all of the MCU mutant universes (and we won't go into all of the comics)...sticking to the live actions only, does leave a bit of a void where the cartoon would fill some of those gaps.
I have put together a sort of viewing order, I do say sort of since the X-men themselves vary from show to show, so it's a rough viewing order per say...more of backstory to the current Mutantverse in the Extended MCUMarvel - Mutantverse Viewing Order