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New Details Revealed For Marvel’s ‘X-MEN ’97’ Animated Disney+ Series

Back in November, on Disney+ Day, Disney confirmed that” X-Men ’97,” an animated Original Series from Marvel Studios, is coming to Disney+ in 2023.

“X-Men ’97” will be a continuation of the beloved 1990s “X-Men” animated series that ran for five seasons (76 episodes), from 1992 through 1997. Following a familiar team with the “DNA of the original show,” an impactful event in “X-Men ‘97” will launch the reunited X-Men into an all-new chapter that will resonate with fans of the original series.

Featuring the voice talents of original X-Men: The Animated Series cast members including Cal Dodd, Lenore Zann, George Buza, Alison Sealy-Smith, Chris Potter, Catherine Disher, Adrian Hough, and Christopher Britton, some cast members of “X-Men ‘97” will reprise their original roles, with others voicing entirely brand-new parts.

“X-Men ’97” will also welcome a number of new voices to the cast, including Jennifer Hale, Anniwaa Buachie, Ray Chase, Matthew Waterson, JP Karliak, Holly Chou, Jeff Bennett, and AJ LoCascio.

The head writer and executive producer on “X-Men ’97” is Beau DeMayo. Supervising director is Jake Castorena and supervising producer is Charley Feldman. Also consulting on the new series are X-Men: The Animated Series producers and showrunners Eric and Julia Lewald, plus original series director Larry Houston.

Producers Eric and Julia Lewald, who worked on X-Men: The Animated Series, recently gave an interview with YouTuber Justin Underwood and shared some new details about the upcoming project. Eric LeWald said:

“They want it to be an extension [of X-Men: The Animated Series]. Whoever it is doing this new show is going to make it their own, no matter who is involved in it. There is great love and affection and respect from an entire group of people that are doing this show, starting at the top with Beau DeMayo, who’s the showrunner. I believe they’re looking at 10 episodes for the first season that’s going to come out mid-next year. They’re starting it soon after ours ended… ‘Where is [Professor X?]’”

LeWald also gave some insight on the costume designs:

“They could have just said, ‘We’re just going to do a new show.’ We have friends that were part of other very successful shows, and when they get rebooted, not a phone call, not a card, not a bit of recognition, just, ‘We’re going to do a new show. In this case, they were all nice and respectful enough. We said, ‘It’s your show. We’re here if there’s a red flag,’ but we’re on for that, or maybe some ideas of things we’d like to see. But really, it’s their show. You can tell by the design. It’s the same but slightly modernized, slightly a bit more beautiful, five times the money spent on it. Not that we’re bitter (laughs).”

Production on “X-Men ’97” is currently underway and the 10-episode first season is expected to premiere mid-2023 on Disney+.

All five seasons of X-Men: The Animated Series are currently available to stream on Disney+.

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