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Review: Marvel Animation’s ‘X-Men ’97’ Series

Marvel Animation’s upcoming series “X-Men ’97” will premiere its first two episodes on Disney+ on Wednesday, March 20, 2024.  New episodes will launch every week after the premiere.

X-Men '97 Teaser Poster

X-Men’97” revisits the iconic era of the 1990s as The X-Men, a band of mutants who use their uncanny gifts to protect a world that hates and fears them, are challenged like never before, forced to face a dangerous and unexpected new future.

The voice cast includes Ray Chase as Cyclops, Jennifer Hale as Jean Grey, Alison Sealy-Smith as Storm, Cal Dodd as Wolverine, JP Karliak as Morph, Lenore Zann as Rogue, George Buza as Beast, AJ LoCascio as Gambit, Holly Chou as Jubilee, Isaac Robinson-Smith as Bishop, Matthew Waterson as Magneto and Adrian Hough as Nightcrawler.

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This spoiler-free review is based on the first three episodes.

Marvel Studios X-Men '97

“X-Men ’97” begins with its iconic theme music and doesn’t miss a beat as it picks up right where the last animated series left off.  All five seasons of the original X-Men: The Animated Series are currently available to stream on Disney+, and Disney also has released a nice recap video if you need a refresher which you can watch below.

The best highlight of the new animated series is it captures the spirit of the original show that is beloved by so many fans.  The animation is vibrant and colorful encapsulating that retro feel while also delivering a fresh appearance.

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In the new series, The X-Men are on a mission to discover where the Sentinel Technology was acquired which leads to nostalgic, choppy action sequences which original fans are sure to love.  The diverse characters are always fun to watch with their humorous wit and creative super powers. Each episode ends on a cliffhanger keeping you in suspense until the next episode.

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Overall, “X-Men ’97” is filled with nostalgia which original fans are going to love, and opens the door for a whole new generation of fans to join in the fun.  The show is beautifully animated with creative storylines and captivating action sequences.

Beau DeMayo serves as head writer; episodes are directed by Jake Castorena, Chase Conley and Emi Yonemura. Featuring music by The Newton Brothers, the series is executive produced by Brad Winderbaum, Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and DeMayo.

Marvel Animation X-Men '97 Poster

Season 1 consists of ten episodes and a second season is already in the works.

You can check out the trailer for the new series below:

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