Marvel Rumor Teases Iconic ‘X-Men’ Villain For MCU Reboot Movie

The X-Men are finally set to join the MCU in their upcoming reboot film. A new rumor suggests Marvel is set to use one of the franchise’s most iconic villains.

Marvel is preparing to go all in on mutants. A previous rumor revealed that multiple X-Men focused projects are in development for the next phase of the MCU, with the Avengers taking a back seat. It seems the flagship X-Men reboot has found its villain, with scooper DanielRPK revealing Mister Sinister will be the film’s main antagonist.

Mister Sinister is perhaps the biggest X-Men villain that’s never been put to film. It makes perfect sense for the MCU to make him the villain of their reboot. This is especially true if Marvel wants to move away from villains like Magneto, who have held starring roles in almost every X-Men film up to this point.

Mister Sinister’s History With X-Men Films

Marvel Studios are far from the only people to get the idea to bring Mister Sinister to the big screen. Prior to Disney buying 20th Century Fox and giving the property to the MCU for a reboot, Mister Sinister was planned to take center stage in the next phase of their X-Men universe.

Mister Sinister was also teased in their X-Men spin-offs. The villain was originally set to have a large role in The New Mutants trilogy, though plans for anything beyond a single film were scrapped following a long and arduous development. Mister Sinister was also set to appear in the cancelled Gambit spin-off.

Luckily for X-Men fans, Mister Sinister has had a long history with appearing in the animated shows. The villain is actually set to make his MCU debut in X-Men ’97, which many speculate to be a way to introduce casual fans for the character before Marvel brings him to the silver screen.

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