Announced out of the Disney Plus Day news bonanza, a sequel series to X-Men: The Animated Series, titled X-Men ’97, is in the works at the streamer.
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Little is known about the project besides its direct connection to X-Men: The Animated Series, which ran from 1992-1997 as part of the Fox Kids Saturday morning entertainment block. Beau DeMayo, who recently penned the script for The Witcher anime Nightmare of the Wolf, will serve as showrunner. Cast members Cal Dodd (Wolverine), Lenore Zann (Rogue), George Buza (Beast), Catherine Disher (Jean Grey), Chris Potter (Gambit), Alison Sealy-Smith (Ororo Munroe), Adrian Hough (Nightcrawler), Christopher Britton (Mr. Sinister), and Alyson Court (Jubilee) will all return, although some will play new roles. (Court has previously stated she hoped any future X-Men show would cast an Asian-American actress in the role, and that she would not return to voice the part if asked.) Joining the cast are Jennifer Hale, Anniwaa Buachie, Ray Chase, Matthew Waterson, JP Karliak, Holly Chou, Jeff Bennett, and AJ LoCascio.
“This is the first X-Men title produced by Marvel Studios,” emphasizes Brad Winderbaum, head of Streaming, Television, and Animation at Marvel Studios. “What an amazing first step to reintroduce audiences to the X-Men with a look at one of the most pinnacle eras of the X-Men comics, which was the ’90s. That iconic style that has its roots in Chris Claremont, and is celebrated in Jim Lee, and then again in The Animated Series.”