If you grew up as a nerd in the ‘90s, chances are you spent Saturday mornings watching the classic X-Men animated series (along with Batman: The Animated Series, and the ’94 Spider-Man show). The cartoon – with that insanely catchy theme tune – ran from 1992 to 1997 before coming to a close. But no more – because none other than Marvel Studios is bringing us Disney+ animated series X-Men ’97, continuing the legacy of that beloved show and (presumably) picking up where it left off.
X-Men ’97 was announced as part of Disney+ Day – and hilariously came via that famous Wolverine meme.
Little is know about the show – other than that it’ll be coming to the streaming service in 2023, but stay tuned for any casting announcements. It’ll mark Marvel Studios’ second animated show after What If…? – the second season of which was also teased on Disney+ Day – and (as far as we know) the first confirmation of exactly what Marvel Studios will be doing with the mutant property, having re-acquired it in the 20th Century Fox takeover. Plus, joining X-Men ’97 is the newly-announced Spider-Man: Freshman Year, and an animated Marvel Zombies series.
Seeing as we’re in the Multiverse now, will X-Men ’97 technically be part of the MCU now? Will it keep the original visual style of that show? (Surely yes.) And will we find out exactly what Kevin Feige’s plans are for live-action mutants? If any telepaths can look into it for us, that would be much appreciated.