With the announcement of the upcoming x-Men ’97 animated series for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Moon Knight writer Beau DeMayo explained the differences in his writing for both shows.
Being the head writer and executive producer for the X-Men ’97 animated series, he is responsible to present something that the audience is expecting – bringing back the mutants to the storied franchise.
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DeMayo in an interview said, “From a studio and process standpoint, no different, “Kevin, Brad Winderbaum, and Dana who are working with us on this, who are our producers, have the same level of involvement. I know in some studios, the animation is treated like the red-headed stepchild, and, honestly, What If…? and Marvel’s other animated series are treated just as seriously as their live-action properties. And X-Men, in particular, is something that is very close to Marvel Studios‘ hearts, now that it’s back home at the studio. So that has been different.”
DeMayo who is now leading as the head writer and executive producer understands the significance of having the opportunity to work on the first X-Men-focused project with Marvel Studios.
He told the Direct, “X-Men means something to a lot of people. There’s a weight and a responsibility there, I think, now that it’s back at Marvel Studios, that is very different, and that I’m always aware of.”
Does X-Men ’97 have any similarity with X-Men old Series?
X-Men: The Animated Series aired from 1992 to 1997 on the Fox Kids Network which was commercially very successful. Not only that, but it also gained a positive response from the audience. Alongside Batman: The Animated Series, the series helped launch numerous comic book shows in the 1990s. X-Men ’97 will be a revival sequel to the 1992 series, and the plot will begin from where the old one was ended. This will serve as the continuity of the X-Men: The Animated Series in the 1990s.
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While it is not yet confirmed when the X-Men will make their live-action debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, legendary actor Sir Patrick Stewart will be seen in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Fans are sure about Stewart returning as Professor Charles Xavier, but which version of Professor X is still a mystery. New clips showing up suggests that Charles Xavier’s Multiverse of Madness is the same one from X-Men: The Animated Series – as the character is seen riding around something that appears to be his iconic yellow hoverchair.
X-men ’97 is scheduled in the year 2023 with a series of 10 episodes. Meanwhile, X-Men: The Animated Series is now streaming on Disney+.