'WandaVision' Spoilers: How the Latest Episode Could Lay Groundwork for the Mutants' MCU Debut

The sixth episode of Marvel Studios and Disney+'s WandaVision is now available to stream and after that unforeseen cameo at the end of last week's installment, many are wondering what the series could do as a follow-up. Apparently, a lot.

"All-New Halloween Spooktacular," the title of this week's episode, shows the aftermath of Wanda's brother Pietro returning - sort of. And while that's interesting, it's what's happening to Monica Rambeau that could have laid the groundwork for mutants to be present in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Spoiler alert! The following will spoil the events of the latest episode of WandaVision. If you don't want to know what happens, don't proceed.

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GROUNDWORK FOR THE X-GENE

Too much happened in the latest episode of WandaVision for us to break everything down, but one specific moment left us thinking that Marvel has found a way to bring mutants into the MCU.

After Monica, Darcy Lewis and Jimmy Woo escape from being kicked out of the SWORD compound for disagreeing with how the organization handles Wanda, the three go to a tent where SWORD surveillance and data is being held.

Darcy hacks into SWORD's network to find out what the organization knows. Monica says that once she meets with a friend, she'll be able to enter Westview again without Wanda's powers affecting her.

Darcy tries to stop her by showing Monica the blood work she had done after being expelled from Westview by Wanda. Apparently, going through the hex barrier has changed her DNA twice.

Monica shrugs it off, but Darcy explains that she's changing. It isn't brought up again, but this line could lead to the arrival of a new hero and the possibility of mutants in the MCU.

In the comics, Monica gained superpowers when she was bombarded by extra-dimensional energy from a weapon created by an evil scientist. Her powers allowed her to transform into any form of energy from the electromagnetic spectrum. She also had the ability to fly, shoot energy blasts and much more.

With no evil scientist in sight, it seems Wanda's hex powers will be the catalyst for Monica's powers, and this could be the case for future mutants.

Mutants in the Marvel universe are determined by a specific genetic trait called the X-Gene. This gene activates mutant powers in those who have it when they hit puberty.

If Wanda's hex magic has the ability to transform people's genetic code, could she do so to include this X-Gene or whatever the MCU version of it would be?

HOUSE OF M CONNECTION

In the House of M storyline, Wanda uses her powers to eliminate the X-Gene from most of the world's population when she utters "no more mutants." Since we saw Wanda has the ability to expand the borders of her hex, perhaps we'll see a reverse of the House of M storyline. Instead of eliminating the X-Gene, she could use her powers to expand her hex magic to the entirety of the world, exposing the population and creating the genetic trait.

Of course, this is just speculation but it's interesting to wonder how WandaVision will end and what effect it will have on the greater MCU.

WandaVision is available to stream on Disney+.

What do you think of the mutants coming into the MCU? If they were to appear, how do you think Marvel will introduce them? Let us know in the comments section.