X-Men ’97 New Look Has Fans Reaffirm Their Faith in Marvel after Back to Back Disasters Like Brie Larson’s The Marvels

Fans get the exciting update that X-Men '97 will premiere on Disney+ on March 20

X-Men '97 New Look Has Fans Reaffirm Their Faith in Marvel after Back to Back Disasters Like Brie Larson's The Marvels

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  • X-Men '97 gets an official release date on March 20 and a new look that excites the Marvel fans.
  • Many believe that the new animated series will end the struggling phase of the MCU, which is plagued by subpar movies and series.
  • Showrunner Beau DeMayo provides an idea about the characters in the series, which will re-explore the 1992 series, X-Men: The Animated Series.
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Marvel announced the reboot of the 1992 X-Men: The Animated Series, titled X-Men ’97, back in November 2021. The studio has finally revealed a release date for their second Disney+ animated series after What If…?. It almost feels like Marvel has managed to gain back their fans’ faith with the trailer for Deadpool and Wolverine and the current X-Men ’97 update. The studio was plagued by several disastrous projects, which failed to impress even hardcore Marvel fans.

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X-Men '97 announcement image (via Variety)
X-Men ’97 announcement image (via Variety)

Marvel’s last theatrical outing, The Marvels, was a box office disaster that failed to recoup its budget. Another MCU release, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, also disappointed the fandom after big promises of exploring the multiverse.

X-Men ’97 Reaffirms Fan Faith In Marvel Studios

The new look of X-Men '97 characters released in Empire Magazine
The new look of X-Men ’97 characters released in Empire Magazine

After Echo, the next Disney+ project for Marvel Studios is the animated series featuring the new entry into the MCU, X-Men. The mutants will return to the screen in the series, titled X-Men ’97. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige earlier confirmed the 2024 release of the series, while talking to Entertainment Tonight at the world premiere of The Marvels. He revealed that the animated series will “really bring you back to the core of who the X-Men are.”

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The new edition of Empire Magazine has revealed the first look and official release date for the series. X-Men ’97 will premiere on Disney+ on March 20th, Wednesday. However, it remains unknown whether it will be a single drop of all episodes or otherwise. The new look includes eight of the mutant superheroes: Gambit, Rogue, Jubilee, Rogue, Wolverine, Beast, Morph, and Bishop.

Fans were excited about the new project, and they celebrated the first full-fledged project of the coveted X-Men in the MCU in the comments. One fan was sure that the project would be extremely popular, while another shared that he was once again proud to be a Marvel fan. One comment mentioned how Marvel was having a great week with this announcement as well as the record-breaking Deadpool and Wolverine teaser. Some fan reactions read:

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It appears that Marvel is currently relying on the X-Men legacy to regain its lost glory. The studio has been struggling for some time, with only a few projects that left an indelible mark. The X-Men properties were under the 20th Century Fox studio for a long time. In 2019, Disney acquired the studio and Marvel gained back the rights for the X-Men IP.

What To Expect From Marvel’s X-Men ’97?

X-Men: The Animated Series
X-Men: The Animated Series

X-Men ’97 showrunner Beau DeMayo and supervising producer Jake Castorena opened up about the show to Empire Magazine and introduced the characters of the mutant team. According to the article in Empire, the first season of the show is about “what happens when the X-Men are faced with a future they didn’t expect.”

According to ScreenRant, the first episode will explore the group of mutants striving to protect a world that hates and fears them. The reported cast of the series includes Ray Chase as Cyclops, Lenore Zann as Rogue, George Buza as Beast, Holly Chou as Jubilee, Alison Sealy-Smith as Storm, AJ LoCascio as Gambit, and Cal Dodd as Wolverine.

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DeMayo earlier confirmed that Mister Sinister will be one of the main threats to the X-Men in this iteration as well (via The Direct). The series is expected to have ten episodes and a runtime similar to that of What If…?.

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