X-Men '97


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Disney Plus



In Professor X’s absence, Mister Sinister resurfaces with the goal of ruining the X-Men once and for all

After Professor X left Earth at the end of X-Men: The Animated Series, Cyclops and Storm attempt to keep the team together in his absence. But it’s not long before they have to defend themselves against Mister Sinister, who is intent on destroying the X-Men for good.

What to know

Most of the original voice cast return to their iconic characters for Marvel/Disney’s X-Men ‘97

X-Men ‘97 is an upcoming Marvel Studios animated series for Disney+. The series follows directly after events of X-Men: The Animated Series and acts as both a sequel and a series reboot. Beau DeMayo is the head writer for X-Men '97, and is joined by the X-Men: The Animated Series’ showrunners and writers Eric and Julia Lewald. The series is based on the comics originally created by comic book writers Stan Lee and Jack Kirby about the X-Men, a group of mutants with super abilities. 

Some of the original voice cast returns for the reboot, including Lenore Zann as Rogue, a mutant who can absorb the powers those she touches. Alison Sealy-Smith returns as the legendary Storm, and Cal Dodd brings back his rough voice as Wolverine. Jean Grey is voiced by Catherine Disher, George Buza is Beast, and Adrian Hough is Nightcrawler. Christopher Britton returns as the main villain, Mister Sinister.

Production News

  • 2021-11-12
    • X-Men ‘97 is announced to be greenlit for production, alongside many other animated series. The series is confirmed to be a sequel to the beloved animated series, X-Men: The Animated Series, which ended in 1997. (Source: Collider
  • 2021-11-12
    • Marvel announce that most of the original voice cast will return as their characters, alongside a host of new voice actors. (Source: Marvel
  • 2022-07-22
    • A first image from X-Men ‘97 series shows the iconic mutants standing in front of a title screen. The image confirms that the style of animation will be a continuation and not a departure from the original style. Comic-Con attendees also see an animatic screening of the X-Men in action. (Source: Variety
  • 2023-03-20
    • Showrunner Beau DeMayo confirms the series will take place mere months after Professor X leaves Earth, also saying that there will be mass sympathy for the mutants. (Source: ScreenRant
  • 2023-03-22
    • Mister Sinister is confirmed to be the main villain for the series. (Source: ScreenRant)
  • 2023-08-16
    • Ahead of the release of the first season, it is announced that X-Men '97 Season 2 is already in the works. (Source: Collider
  • 2023-09-02
    • Due to the ongoing WGA strike, the release date of the first season of X-Men '97 is pushed back to early 2024. (Source: ScreenRant)


Science-Fiction, Animation, Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Fantasy

Production country

United States


Chris Potter
Remy LeBeau / Gambit (voice)
Cathal J. Dodd
Logan / Wolverine (voice)
Lenore Zann
Rogue (voice)
George Buza
Dr. Hank McCoy / Beast (voice)
Alison Sealy-Smith
Ororo Munroe / Storm (voice)
Catherine Disher
Jean Grey / Phoenix (voice)
Adrian Hough
Kurt Wagner / Nightcrawler (voice)
Chris Britton
Mister Sinister (voice)
Jennifer Hale
Anniwaa Buachie
Ray Chase
Matthew Waterson
JP Karliak
Holly Chou
Jeff Bennett
A.J. LoCascio
Alyson Court
Lawrence Bayne
Cable (voice)
Norm Spencer
Scott Summers / Cyclops (voice)
Ron Rubin
Morph (voice)
Marc Strange
Forge (voice)
Philip Akin
Bishop (voice)