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‘Rogue fans have plenty to be stoked about’: X-Men ’97 Writer Hints Rogue Will Play Vital Role in Upcoming Animated Series

X-Men 97: Rogue

With the success of the Marvel Studios and its creation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, many from the newer generations have been drawn to, and in most cases, turned into nerds of the Marvel Comics. Many people who watched the MCU films were so impressed and mesmerized by the world of superheroes that they wanted to be a part of this. Naturally, the fandom grew so much that it’s this phenomenal force that you see today, with almost everyone knowing at least one of the Marvel characters, with Marvel Studios bringing more characters with its future movies and web series.

The X-Men have finally crossed over to MCU
The X-Men have finally crossed over to MCU

One such series that the fans of the vintage era are most excited about is the reboot of an animated classic that will bring back the team of mutants that save the world from under the shadows.

And what’s even more awesome is the fact that a classic superhero of the X-Men will make their return after a long while to play a significant role in the reboot of the classic animated series!

The X-Men Reboot!

The X-Men are a superhero team appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, first appearing in The X-Men #1 by artist/co-plotter Jack Kirby and writer/editor Stan Lee in 1963. The establishment of the X-men was a doorway into the possibilities of the powers that these humans can possess that can change the world! To bring this new and exciting world into the spotlight, Fox Kids brought the classic X-Men: The Animated Series on 31st October 1992. After a successful five-year run, the series ended on 20th September 1997, and fans were left with a good memory to cherish.

X-Men 97
X-Men ’97 first look revealed at SDCC 2022

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Now, as the X-Men franchise comes to the MCU after a long time, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige announced the reboot of the animated series as X-Men ’97 on Disney+, and fans of the old show are having a field day filled with mutant excitement! Fans got the first small look at X-Men ’97 during Marvel Studios’ presentation at San Diego Comic-Con 2022, which included a new costume for Magneto and news about the official roster for the mutant team.

During a Q&A session in his Instagram Stories, X-Men ’97 writer Beau DeMayo offered some insight into the development process for the new Disney+ series. The head writer also shared his “mixed feelings” on this show’s take on Rogue, for whom he teased a lot to look forward to with fans.

Q:  I hope Rogue is still a fan favorite…you don’t mention her enough! Also have you read “Mr & Mrs X”? Not sure if you’re aware that Rogue has learned to control her powers. Will this possibly be explored?

A: “I am aware that Rogue learned to control her powers and I have mixed feelings on the shift. However, trust me when I say Rogue fans have plenty to be stoked about – in no small part due to Charley Feldman being a massive advocate for her character.”

The old fans of the original show are aware that the show ended on an inexplicable cliffhanger with the fate of a vital part of The X-Men hanging in the balance. The upcoming reboot promises to focus on the continuation of the show, fans are excited to see what happened next!

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Why Is Rogue So Important?

Anna Paquin portrayed the role of Rogue in the X-Men franchise.
Anna Paquin portrayed the role of Rogue in the X-Men franchise.

Rogue is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly in association with the X-Men. Rogue is a mutant with the power to absorb life energy from other life forms whenever she makes skin-to-skin contact with them. If she makes contact with other mutants, she will also take on their powers, memories, and personalities. She is one of the fan-favorite characters as she was the one that could not control her seemingly invincible powers, which made her a threat to the X-Men team, and were forced to eradicate her to save everyone else.

The upcoming X-Men ’97 will further elaborate on what kind of fate she will suffer, and fans cannot wait to see these events transpire.

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X-Men ’97, streaming on Disney+ from Fall 2023.

Source: The Direct


Written by Deepak Bisht

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