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‘X-Men ’97’ Has a Release Date!

Please bring back the yellow spandex

When Disney acquired Fox, Marvel fans knew that it was only a matter of time before mutants made their way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sure enough, Kamala Khan and Namor are both mutants in the MCU, and a new animated show called X-Men ’97 is on the horizon. So when is X-Men ’97‘s release date? How many episodes can we expect? Here’s what we know.

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A 25-year old cliffhanger

As we can see in the trailer that Marvel dropped earlier today, X-Men ’97 will pick up where the original series left off. According to Marvel, an “impactful event” will send the reunited team on a new series of adventures.

As dedicated fans of the original series will recall, the final season of X-Men ended with Professor Xavier getting gravely injured while Magneto prepares to take over the world. Lilandra knows of a potential cure for Xavier, but he has to go off-world to get it, and the series ends with the X-Men saying goodbye to him as Lilandra takes him to the planet Shi’Ar to try and save his life.

The new series promises to be as good as the original, since many of the original cast and creators have returned to work on it. The original showrunners, Eric and Julia Lewald, are returning as consultants, while Beau DeMayo, who’s previously written for The Witcher, will take over as head writer and executive producer. Cal Dodd, Lenore Zann, Alison Sealy-Smith, Chris Potter, Catherine Disher, and others will return to voice their original characters, while other voice actors will take on new roles.

When does X-Men ’97 come out?

Along with the trailer drop, Marvel announced that X-Men ’97 will hit Disney+ on March 20, 2024.

How many episodes are in X-Men ’97?

According to a Disney press release, X-Men ’97 will have 10 episodes.

Which character are you most excited to see return? Do you have any theories about how the show will kick off, or where the plot will take it? Do you think X-Men ’97 will tie into Professor Xavier’s cameo in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness? And most importantly, do you think they’ll bring back the original opening theme, which is one of the greatest bangers in history?

We may get all the answers to these questions this fall.

(featured image: Marvel)


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