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.
Dodd, who provided the voice for Logan/Wolverine in all five seasons of X-Men: The Animated Series and two episodes of Spider-Man: The Animated Series, recently shared on Twitter that he started recording for “X-Men ‘97.” You can see that tweet below.
Guess what I was doing in the studio today? SO great to be back!!! #Wolverine #DisneyPlus #xmen #XMen97 #xmentas pic.twitter.com/ssBPDRUy6o
— Cal Dodd (@realcaldodd) January 6, 2022
Lenore Zann, who voiced the popular character Rogue on the ’90s show, also recently revealed on Facebook that she’s already worked on the first three episodes of the new series.
“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.
All five seasons of X-Men: The Animated Series are currently available to stream on Disney+.
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