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Animated Mutants Return in the ‘X-Men ’97’ Trailer

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Preview:

  • A new full trailer for ‘X-Men ’97’ is online.
  • It continues the classic animated superhero series.
  • The show comes to Disney+ on March 20th.

“To me, my X-Men!” The theme tune. The classic look of the animation… If you grew up with ‘X-Men: The Animated Series’ in the 1990s or are looking for a way to enjoy the characters’ on screen adventures while we all wait for the big screen MCU to get around to including them (beyond some cameos in recent movies), then you’re in luck next month.

After it was originally discussed as a revival in 2019 and officially announced as part of Disney+ Day in November 2021, now we know that we only have to wait until next month for the show to premiere on the streaming service.

What’s the Story of ‘X-Men ‘97’?

Jubilee (voiced by Holly Chou), Morph (voiced by JP Karliak), Wolverine (voiced by Cal Dodd), Storm (voiced by Alison Sealy-Smith), Cyclops (voiced by Ray Chase), Rogue (voiced by Lenore Zann), Jean Grey (voiced by Jennifer Hale), Gambit (voiced by AJ LaCascio), Bishop (voiced by Isaac Robinson-Smith), and Beast (voiced by George Buza) in Marvel Animation's 'X-Men '97.'

(L to R) Jubilee (voiced by Holly Chou), Morph (voiced by JP Karliak), Wolverine (voiced by Cal Dodd), Storm (voiced by Alison Sealy-Smith), Cyclops (voiced by Ray Chase), Rogue (voiced by Lenore Zann), Jean Grey (voiced by Jennifer Hale), Gambit (voiced by AJ LaCascio), Bishop (voiced by Isaac Robinson-Smith), and Beast (voiced by George Buza) in Marvel Animation’s ‘X-Men ’97.’ Photo courtesy of Marvel Animation. © 2024 MARVEL.

The new show 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.

With leader Professor Charles Xavier dead, our heroes must continue their struggle –– only to learn that their enemy Magneto has somehow inherited the X-mansion and everything in Charles’ will. Awkward!

Who Lends Their Voices to ‘X-Men ‘97’?

Beast (voiced by George Buza), Wolverine (voiced by Cal Dodd), Morph (voiced by JP Karliak), Bishop (voiced by Isaac Robinson-Smith), Rogue (voiced by Lenore Zann), Gambit (voiced by AJ LoCascio), Storm (voiced by Alison Sealy-Smith), Cyclops (voiced by Ray Chase) in Marvel Animation's 'X-Men '97.'

(L to R) Beast (voiced by George Buza), Wolverine (voiced by Cal Dodd), Morph (voiced by JP Karliak), Bishop (voiced by Isaac Robinson-Smith), Rogue (voiced by Lenore Zann), Gambit (voiced by AJ LoCascio), Storm (voiced by Alison Sealy-Smith), Cyclops (voiced by Ray Chase) in Marvel Animation’s ‘X-Men ’97.’ Photo courtesy of Marvel Animation. © 2024 MARVEL.

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.

If you want more from this era, an ‘X-Men ‘97’ prequel comic is also on the way, hitting stores on March 27th. The comic is written by Steve Foxe and drawn by Salva Espin. The story on the page aims to bridge the gap between the end of the previous show and the new one.

‘X-Men ‘97’ Creative Team Talk

Storm (voiced by Alison Sealy-Smith), Gambit (voiced by AJ LoCascio), Cyclops (voiced by Ray Chase), Rogue (voiced by Lenore Zann), Wolverine (voiced by Cal Dodd), Bishop (voiced by Isaac Robinson-Smith), Beast (voiced by George Buza) in Marvel Animation's 'X-Men '97.'

(L to R) Morph (voiced by JP Karliak), Storm (voiced by Alison Sealy-Smith), Gambit (voiced by AJ LoCascio), Cyclops (voiced by Ray Chase), Rogue (voiced by Lenore Zann), Wolverine (voiced by Cal Dodd), Bishop (voiced by Isaac Robinson-Smith), Beast (voiced by George Buza) in Marvel Animation’s ‘X-Men ’97.’ Photo courtesy of Marvel Animation. © 2024 MARVEL.

In an interview with Empire, showrunner Beau DeMayo and supervising producer Jake Castorena discussed takes on two of the beloved characters.

Here’s DeMayo on Beast:

“He’s the guy who’s always going to say the right thing, even if he’s quoting somebody else. He’s always going to have a solution. It may not be the perfect solution, but he’s going to try very, very hard to fix the scientific problem of the day.”

And Castorena talks Wolverine:

“What I love is, he has the most combat training of everyone on the team just because he’s been alive long enough… And he throws it out the window every time.”

When will ‘X-Men ‘97’ be on screens?

The series is launching all 10 episodes at once via Disney+ on March 20th.

Wolverine (voiced by Cal Dodd) and Gambit (voiced by AJ LoCascio) in Marvel Animation's 'X-Men '97.'

(L to R) Wolverine (voiced by Cal Dodd) and Gambit (voiced by AJ LoCascio) in Marvel Animation’s ‘X-Men ’97.’ Photo courtesy of Marvel Animation. © 2024 MARVEL.

Storm (voiced by Alison Sealy-Smith) in Marvel Animation's 'X-Men '97.'

Storm (voiced by Alison Sealy-Smith) in Marvel Animation’s ‘X-Men ’97.’ Photo courtesy of Marvel Animation. © 2024 MARVEL.

'X-Men '97,' exclusively on Disney+.

‘X-Men ’97,’ exclusively on Disney+. © 2024 MARVEL.

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