Continuing the exploits of the mass of mutant-kind, X-Men ‘97 Season 1, picks up directly where X-Men: The Animated Series left off. Wise and revered, Professor Charles Xavier has been taken to the Shi’ar Empire for much-needed medical treatment. In his absence there is chaos. With open war between humans and mutants, many of the gifted superheroes have chosen Magneto as their leader. With Xavier gone, the master of magnetism faces up to Cyclops and the others as he tries to lead the X-Men with the blessing of his old friend.
What to know
X-Men ‘97 is an upcoming Marvel Studios animated television series. It is a sequel to X-Men: The Animated Series which aired between 1992 and 1997, from which the new series gets its name. The show runner and head writer for the first season is Beau DeMayo, who has had success with the animated spinoff The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf . The former show runners of the series Eric and Julia Lewald provide continuity by serving as consultants on the first ten-episodes.
The cast for Season 1 includes familiar and nostalgic voices. Cal Dodd once again voices the ferocious Wolverine, George Buza is Beast and Adrian Hough is returning as Nightcrawler. Alison Sealy-Smith voices the lightning quick Storm and Lenore Zann reprises the role of Rogue. The mighty Jean Grey is voiced by Catherine Disher who rounds out the returning cast all of whom are back after a 26 year absence.
Where to stream
X-Men ‘97 will be available to stream on Disney+ once released in the middle of 2023. The original animated adventures of the X-Men can already be streamed on Diseny+.
Production: Timeline, news & updates
- November 12, 2021: X-Men ‘97 is one amongst a slew of animated announcements. The show was confirmed to be a sequel to the much-loved animated series which finished airing in 1997. (Source: Collider)
- November 12, 2021: Marvel announced the voice cast for the first season. It confirms the return of most of the iconic original characters and a host of new voice actors. (Source: Marvel)
- July 22, 2022: The first image from X-Men ‘97 shows the famous mutants standing in front of the title screen. The image confirms that the animation style will be a continuation and not a departure from what has come before with a sleek, updated aesthetic. Comic-Con attendees were treated to an animatic showing the X-Men in action.(Source: Variety)
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Streaming, rent, or buy X-Men '97 – Season 1:
X-Men '97 will be available to stream on Disney Plus. The release date is yet to be announced, but you can stay updated by tracking this TV show on JustWatch.