Marvel heroes (whether owned by Marvel Studios or 20th Century Fox) have an impressive vice grip on pop culture right now. Their movies do incredibly well at the box office, and their stories have garnered critical praise with remarkable consistency. However, it's no secret that many fans (and stars like Ryan Reynolds) want to see the X-Men films cross over with The Avengers movies at some point. However, a hilarious new video has just dropped showing exactly why it's a good thing that Erik "Magneto" Lensherr hasn't made the jump to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Check it out below.
I guess we tend to forget how important metal is to the plots of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. Almost every single MCU hero uses metal in their costumes or weapons, and Bucky Barnes even has a metallic arm quite literally grafted to his body. If Magneto came to town, he could steal Cap's vibranium shield, crush Tony Stark inside of his Iron Man suit, manipulate Mjolnir (even if he's not worthy enough to lift it) and tear Vision apart. Not even Thanos and his beloved Infinity Gauntlet (complete with all of those previous Infinity Stones) would be out of reach. Beyond that, even The Incredible Hulk seems to recognize the fact that beating up an elderly Holocaust survivor is probably pretty bad optics for a superhero -- particularly one who already has a history of collateral damage.
As funny as that video is, it also doesn't even come close to tackling the continuity logistics that prevent Magneto from making his way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As many of you already know, Magneto is the father of Quicksilver, who has appeared in the X-Men universe, as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the MCU's version of the narrative, Quicksilver's father dies with rest of the Maximoffs in an explosion caused by Stark Industries weapons -- as explained by The Avengers: Age of Ultron. It would take quite a bit to explain how a new version of Magneto could come to Marvel Cinematic Universe after so much has already happened, and in the end, it might just be easier to keep him in the X-Men world.
Although it doesn't look like we are going to get Magneto in a future Avengers movie, we're still excited to see where the character goes from here. The events of X-Men: Apocalypse appear to have placed Michael Fassbender's version of the character on a path to redemption, and all eyes are on him to continue stealing the show in X-Men: Dark Phoenix. The X-Men films are finally going to go intergalactic (though "not too intergalactic"), which means we could be due for some massive shifts in status quo.