X-Men '97: 6 Burning Questions About the Animated Series Revival

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Published on 14 Nov 2021, 23:00
As if we needed more proof the '90s are alive and well, X-Men: The Animated Series is making a comeback. Disney has announced X-Men '97, a new Disney Plus series picking up where the original left off three decades ago. It's an exciting time for X-Men fans, but we also have a lot of questions about this new Disney X-Men series. So while we wait for more news about Marvel's animated X-Men revival, take a look back with us at how the original X-Men cartoon ended -- and ponder some of the biggest questions surrounding the X-Men '97 Disney Plus animated series.

X-Men: The Animated Series lasted for five seasons and 76 episodes between 1992 and 1997. Unfortunately, the series was clearly showing its age by the final season with Saban Entertainment cutting costs and switching production to a different animation studio. That raises the question — will X-Men '97 build on that final stretch of episodes, or will the new series ignore Season 5 entirely and move in a different direction?

The answer could heavily influence the course of the new series, and where we find Xavier, Magneto, Cyclops, Jean Grey, Wolverine, Storm, and all of our favorite merry mutants in the new show.

For many X-Men fans, the Animated Series is still the gold standard when it comes to how these Marvel characters sound. And don't even get us started on that X-Men theme music... But will these beloved characters be recast? What new stories will be told on this X-Men TV series? And how violent will the show be? Will Wolverine be allowed to really snikt! this time?

Watch the full video about Disney Plus and Marvel's X-Men '97 animated series to ponder these questions and more!