Is Marvel Studios Planning To Retcon Scarlet Witch's Origin Story To Make Her A Mutant?

Marvel Studios isn't allowed to use the term "mutant" in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but that will change when the X-Men return home and it now appears as if the door is open to some key alterations...

In the comic books, Scarlet Witch is the daughter of Magneto and one of the world's most famous mutants. While Captain America recruiting her to join Earth's Mightiest Heroes allowed Marvel Studios to introduce the character in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Wanda has never been referred to as a "mutant" in the MCU because Fox owns both that term and the X-Men -  but the planned merger is obviously going to change things and it now seems like the door is wide open to her origin being retconned.

In a Visual Dictionary for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a description for Scarlet Witch drops some hints that Von Strucker may have just unlocked something that was already there with the Mind Stone.


"She may be called Scarlet Witch, but Wanda's powers aren't derived from the occult. Whether it altered her or merely unlocked something latent inside Wanda, the Infinity Stone on Loki's scepter bestowed incredible powers of the mind. Wanda's internal neuro-electric interface allows her to conjure blasts of red telekinetic energy. She can also use this energy to create barriers, levitate and move objects; to communicate and read thoughts by telepathy; and even to manipulate the minds of others."

That's definitely interesting and it would certainly shake things up to out Wanda as a mutant, especially if Marvel is planning an Avengers vs. X-Men movie (a smart move and guaranteed box office success).

Nothing is set in stone, of course, but the wording here is undeniably interesting and you have to believe Kevin Feige at least considered the possibility of making her a mutant when she was introduced...even if he couldn't say it. What do you guys think? Share your thoughts down below.
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