Tech News: Marvel’s Explore Madripoor website has had its X-Men Easter eggs deleted.
MCU fans have had the biggest clue about the arrival of the X-Men in Falcon and episode 3 of Winter Soldier. In last week’s episode of the Disney Plus TV series, Sam, Bucky and Helmut Zemo traveled to Madripoor. To commemorate the occasion, Marvel Studios recently released a tourist website for the fictional crime city, which was first picked by ComicBook.com.
Madripoor has ties to X-Men members, including Wolverine, so it should come as no surprise that rumors about the X-Men MCU surfaced hours after the Explore Madripoor website was released. Because? Well, fans started uncovering the X-Men Easter eggs on the Explore Madripoor website – secrets that led some to assume it wouldn’t be long before the X-Men appeared in the MCU.
According to those who visited Explore Madripoor, using specific passwords fans could find ships with very familiar names in the docks of Madripoor’s Buccaneer Bay. These lists included Mystique, who Marvel fans will know well, as well as Daken, Wolverine’s son in the Marvel comics. Shang-Chi and the island called Krakoa were also discovered, but it is Mystique and Daken who draw the most attention due to their references to the X-Men.
What was Marvel’s reaction to fans who discovered these Easter eggs? Removing them, of course. As IGN reports, fans who now visit the Explore Madripoor website will find no trace of these references to the X-Men. They almost certainly nodded at Wolverine’s presence on Madripoor from the comics, but Marvel seems to have removed all the Easter eggs in an attempt to dampen fan expectations of the X-Men coming to the MCU.