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Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver Are No Longer Mutants In Marvel Comics

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Fri, 05/08/2015 - 01:03

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When you read Axel Alonso stating the MCU doesn't effect the comics, just laugh out loud like us Marvel COSMIC fans have been doing for the past few years.

Case in point: Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch.

We all know Fox Studios owns the rights to the X-Men and mutant characters, but various characters that crossover to each other's franchises are allowed to be shared, such as the Avengers (or vice-versa).

We saw how in Avengers 2, Marvel Studios wasn't allowed to refer to Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch as mutants and insinuated their powers were a result of Loki's staff -  meaning they weren't mutants.

Now a week following The Avengers 2 opening in the U.S., Marvel Comics has rectonned the histories of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch to make them no longer mutants.

We see in the preview for Uncanny Avengers #4 below that the High Evolutionary was responsible for giving the twins their powers. It says so right in the panel.

You can bet if there are any more crossover characters that Marvel Comics will do more of the same.

Reportedly, Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter and Fox are at odds over the rights to the X-Men and Fantastic Four. Marvel Comics has gone so far and even blown up the cast of the Fantastic Four comics in one of their comics (note: not the FF characters, the actors portraying them). The writer of FF attempted to back-peddle and state people misinterpreted the scene - but we laughed out loud at that, too.

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