Tonight during the Thor Ragnarok Instagram live stream where he confirmed that Silver Surfer is not in Love and Thunder, Taika Waititi casually name-dropped an alien race from the X-Men comics that will be showing up in the movie.
The Starsharks, or Space Sharks, or Acanti are a race of cosmic sharks who fly through space, and they’re from the X-Men side of the universe. Created by Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum in 1982, they’re specifically tied to the X-Men and have a big connection to the long-time X-Men villains the Brood. They even appeared an in episode of the X-Men animated series in the 90s.
Thor: Love and Thunder won’t be the first MCU property to integrate Fox stuff. WandaVision will feature SWORD, and Madripoor is rumored to appear in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. But this could be a sign of how Marvel Studios is going to start introducing the Fox stuff, obscure world-building elements that hardcore fans will notice to flesh out the universe before the big names start to show up.