Marvel Studios Is Eyeing Multiple Seasons For "X-Men '97" Reboot!
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Marvel Studios Is Eyeing Multiple Seasons For “X-Men ’97” Reboot!

A Recent X-Men ’97 Rumor Asserts That The Much-Awaited Disney+ Relaunch Of X-Men: The Animated Series Has A Large Multi-Season Plan.

By Aryan Pandey
February 26,2023

X-Men: The Animated Series premiered in 1992 and lasted 76 episodes. The comic book enthusiasts loved the program because it gave them an almost flawless interpretation of the mutant squad that still has meaning today. The forthcoming Disney+ revival of X-Men ’97 from Marvel Studios will resume where the series left off with the majority of the original cast.

It goes without saying that anticipation for this one is growing swiftly, and a recent source appears to have revealed how many seasons the impending X-Men ’97 will air on Disney+.

Disney’s streaming service will broadcast the mutant-focused animated series, which will reintroduce viewers to the X-Men: The Animated Series universe.

For skeptics, this spiritual sequel venture will “honor the work” that has come before even while having the unique chance to “contribute to its legacy,” which was ingrained in the series’ creative team from the start.

Nothing has been revealed about X-Men ’97 other than a little piece of artwork touting the X-Men squad that will appear in the series, but Marvel has insisted that the production is still on track.

X-Men ’97 Will Last Longer Than Two Seasons

X-Men '97 - Marvel Studios

X-Men ’97 – Marvel Comics

KC Walsh, a reputable insider, who asserts to have access to the Marvel Studios production schedule, is indeed the source of the rumor. According to this document, X-Men ’97 will make its premiere in the fall of 2023 and will have a total of four seasons.

Nevertheless, neither Marvel Studios nor Disney+ have formally verified either of these hints; therefore, for the time being, they must be treated with caution.

Only a few weeks ago, voice actor Cal Dodd from the television series X-Men: 1997 stated that production on Season 2 had already started.

Dodd appeared in the studio again in a video posted on her own Twitter account, describing this sequel as “only the beginning” of the X-Men ’97 adventure.

It was previously announced that there would be a second season, but nobody knew that recording had indeed begun.

How Vital Is “X-Men ’97” To The MCU?

X-Men ’97 showrunner Beau DeMayo, who previously said that he wanted all the show’s writers to embrace his enthusiasm for its source material, matches Dodd’s evident love for the X-Men brand.

During a Q&A on Instagram Stories, DeMayo discussed his hiring strategy for the resurrection of X-Men: The Animated Series.

“My general rule was you had to be a fan. No questions, I’ve been on a show — namely Witcher — where some of the writers were not [fans] or actively disliked the books and games, even actively mocking the source material. It’s a recipe for disaster and bad morale. Fandom as a litmus test checks egos and makes all the long nights worth it. You have to respect the work before you’re allowed to add to its legacy.”

Marvel Studios has not confirmed anything, but the super-powered giant appears to have huge ambitions for this X-Men sequel series.

The original X-Men: The Animated Series aired for five seasons and 76 episodes. If the 10-episode first season of X-Men ’97 serves as a guideline for the series, its sequel will increase the overall episode count by more than 50%.

While ’97 will depict the X-Men universe as being “far different from when [the animated series] was initially developed,” the pseudo-sequel will provide a great opportunity to pay tribute to the legacy left by the adored original series.

Fans can anticipate the animated Disney+ series to last at least through 2026, with Season 1 scheduled to premiere this year and Season 2 currently in development. With the Multiverse Saga of the MCU coming to a conclusion, that gives one season each year.

Before launching its own versions of these X-Men characters, Marvel Studios will probably wait for this series to finish. This is not to suggest that until 1997 is over, there won’t be any X-Men or mutants showing up in the MCU; they’ll simply probably be legacy characters like these cartoon Variants or former Fox performers.

There is no set release date for X-Men ’97.

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