1990s X-Men Return with ‘X-Men ’97’ on Disney Plus!

Well now. Maybe Disney understands what most X-Men comic book fans want after all — the classic X-Men, and not… whatever the X-Men have become in the current Marvel comics.

X-Men ’97 has been announced for Disney Plus, and the animated series is said to be a direct sequel to the classic 1990s animated series that ran on Fox Kids back in the day.

From Polygon

The 1990s nostalgia wave is real, and Wolverine, Cyclops, Jean Grey, Rogue, Gambit, and Jubilee wouldn’t miss it for the world. Announced out of the Disney Plus Day news bonanza, a sequel series to X-Men: The Animated Series, titled X-Men ’97, is in the works at the streamer.

Little is known about the project besides its direct connection to X-Men: The Animated Series, which ran from 1992-1997 as part of the Fox Kids Saturday morning entertainment block. Beau DeMayo, who recently penned the script for The Witcher anime Nightmare of the Wolf, will serve as showrunner.

They say you can never go home again, and I’m sure the sequel won’t be exactly the same as the original. But at least Disney seems to be acknowledging that 1990s X-Men is the X-Men for most people, and tampering with the formula for the live-action movies might not go over well.

Let’s just hope they keep the iconic theme music intact!


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