Official Ms. Marvel Art Shows Deleted X-Men Cyclops Easter Egg (Photo)

Ms. MarvelThe first episode of was filled with MCU Easter eggs, mostly due to the introduction of AvengerCon. The fan convention is an in-universe gathering of die-hard Avengers fans from around the world. The AvengerCon sequence is arguably one of the most thrilling sequences in the Disney+ series, and it’s headlined by the excitement of Iman Vellani’s Kamala Khan.

Following the positive fan reception to the AvengerCon streak, Disney has also released an official website for the convention, giving viewers a more in-depth look at the monumental MCU event. Ms. Marvel Executive producer Bisha K. Ali also revealed some of the dropped cameos from AvengerCon, confirming that Korg and a “winged horse” like the Pegasus in which Valkyrie rides Avengers: Endgame.

Now, it looks like a major X-Men reference has almost become part of AvengerCon.

Ms. Marvel Almost Introduced The X-Men Cyclops

Ms. Marvel conceptual artist Shae Shaz share new promotional art from the development of the Disney+ series that featured an unexpected X-Men-related Easter egg.

The official concept art featured scenes from the AvengerCon sequence in Episode 1, with an X-Men cosplayer dressed as Cyclops in the background:

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A closer look at the Cyclops cosplayer can be seen below:

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The costume the cosplayer is wearing appears to resemble what Cyclops wore Weird X-Men #500:

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Another image also shows that a Stormtrooper almost made it into the MCU series:

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Ant-Man and Hulk are featured in this new concept art:

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An alternate angle of Paul Rudd’s Giant-Man from an AvengerCon screen was also unveiled:

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When will the MCU fully reveal the X-Men?

Including a dedicated Cyclops Easter egg in AvengerCon would have been a huge surprise for any MCU fan, but it would also have raised a lot of questions about franchise continuity. It’s possible that concept artist Shae Shaz placed the X-Men Easter egg as a fun nod to mutants before the studio blocked him from featuring such a reference. The same goes for the appearance of the Stormtrooper in the image.

It’s unclear when Cyclops and the rest of the X-Men will be properly introduced into the MCU, but Ms. MarvelThe confirmation that Kamala Khan is a mutant could hint that the mighty group of heroes is coming soon. It’s likely that the storylines of the multiverse saga will be resolved first before Marvel Studios does everything to show the mutants’ beginnings.

It’s also only fitting that the scrapped Easter egg would be linked to Cyclops, given the strong bond between the leader of the X-Men and Kamala from the comics. The day after Second Civil War from Marvel Comics, Kamala, Spider-Man and Nova have parted ways with the Avengers to form a new team called the Champions.

One of the members of Kamala’s new team is a time-shifted version of Cyclops. The pair formed a strong bond with each other, cementing Kamala’s friendship with Cyclops as one of her compelling bonds with mutants.

This Easter egg could be a reference to this strong friendship from the comics, indicating that a similar bond will occur in the MCU in the future.

All episodes of Ms. Marvel are now streaming on Disney+.

Christopher S. Washington