X-MEN '97: Beau DeMayo Explains How MAN OF STEEL Inspired Standout Rogue Scene From Recent Season Finale

X-MEN '97: Beau DeMayo Explains How MAN OF STEEL Inspired Standout Rogue Scene From Recent Season Finale X-MEN '97: Beau DeMayo Explains How MAN OF STEEL Inspired Standout Rogue Scene From Recent Season Finale

Former X-Men '97 showrunner Beau DeMayno has explained how a scene from Zack Snyder's Man of Steel may have "subconsciously" influenced a key moment from the recent season finale...

By MarkCassidy - May 29, 2024 02:05 PM EST
Filed Under: X-Men '97
Source: Via Toonado.com

Despite being fired as X-Men '97 showrunner (the details are still sketchy) shortly before the series premiered on Disney+, Beau DeMayo has remained active on social media, sharing intriguing insights into the development of the animated revival show and revealing some of his key influences.

DeMayo has previously explained how the iconic "Superman takes flight" sequence from Zack Snyder's Man of Steel inspired a similar moment from episode 6 featuring Storm regaining her powers, and has now revealed that a different scene may have "subconsciously influenced" Rogue attacking the villainous Bastion in the recent season finale.

This was yet another standout moment for Rogue, who unleashed the full extent of her power while channelling the pain and rage she felt after losing Gambit in the Genosha massacre

DeMayo is a big fan of Snyder's divisive Superman reboot, and posted some more of his thoughts during a re-watch.

X-Men '97 proved to be a huge hit with critics and fans, with May 15th's finale, "Tolerance is Extinction, Part 3, amassing 3.5 million views globally in its first five days on Disney+, making it the most-viewed full-length animated series finale since Season 1 of What If…?.

Marvel Studios has clearly taken note of the show's popularity, and is finally moving forward with the long-awaited live-action X-Men reboot. We recently got word that The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes writer Michael Lesslie will pen the script.

As for X-Men '97, a second season is currently in-development, with a third in the early planning stages, and we have heard that Marvel has every intention of keeping the show going for as long as possible (hardly surprising given these stats).

X-Men '97's 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.

Beau DeMayo, who was fired as showrunner prior to the premiere, serves as head writer, while episodes are directed by Jake Castorena, Chase Conley and Emi Yonemura. Brad Winderbaum, Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and DeMayo executive produce.

What did you think of the first season of X-Men '97? Drop us a comment down below.

"A band of mutants use their uncanny gifts to protect a world that hates and fears them; they're challenged like never before, forced to face a dangerous and unexpected new future. New Episodes, New Era," reads the official synopsis.

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HashTagSwagg - 5/29/2024, 2:02 PM
Synder left his mark, he can rest now.
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harryba11zack - 5/29/2024, 2:25 PM
@HashTagSwagg - Snyder practically co-wrote X-men 97
HashTagSwagg - 5/29/2024, 2:28 PM
@harryba11zack - You're pissing on an ant hill here but I agree, he should be credited as Co-writer.
Doomsday8888 - 5/29/2024, 2:35 PM

Claremont, Morrison too then, although some blasted mf here would say they come up with this shit cause the writer is a PoC and gay and not because he was adapting shit from the comics, the absolute state, lol.
HammerLegFoot - 5/29/2024, 2:05 PM
This man got up and walked into the kitchen and proceeded to COOK the finest 3 course meal ever. 5 Star
ObserverIO - 5/29/2024, 2:20 PM
@HammerLegFoot - and then when the guests asked to thank the chef personally the waiter apologised and explained that the chef had been fired.

Something wrong with this picture.
HammerLegFoot - 5/29/2024, 2:57 PM
@ObserverIO - I need answers DAMMIT!
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 5/29/2024, 2:08 PM
It all checks out. This was a hugely obvious:

ObserverIO - 5/29/2024, 2:21 PM
@THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - and Bastion and his mom doing the "Can't I just be your son?" "You are my son" bit.
Doomsday8888 - 5/29/2024, 2:27 PM
He actually did confirm it, broski.
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HulkisHoly - 5/29/2024, 4:46 PM

I immediately thought of MOS when I saw this scene.
HulkisHoly - 5/29/2024, 4:46 PM
@ObserverIO -

Yes, I noticed that as well!
Awest66 - 5/29/2024, 6:22 PM
@THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - All I can think of with the MOS flight scene is "He's standing in broad daylight, surrounded by ice, Why does his costume look black?"
Kadara - 5/29/2024, 11:52 PM
@ObserverIO - Or Bastion discovering his abilities as a kid while in school!
Doomsday8888 - 5/29/2024, 2:17 PM
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Men are still good. :)

Even after a decade, people still hype up Man of Steel, movie stole his heart and DeMayo stole our heart with X-Men '97!
Origame - 5/29/2024, 3:58 PM
@Doomsday8888 - our heart? Do we have like one heart we all share together? If so demayo stealing it is BAAAAAAAAD
Doomsday8888 - 5/29/2024, 4:02 PM
Hey, in that case it's his heart too, is it even stealin at that point? :3
Origame - 5/29/2024, 4:16 PM
@Doomsday8888 - I mean, it is if you're keeping everyone's collective heart to yourself
StSteven - 5/29/2024, 7:20 PM
@Origame @Doomsday8888 - Hey, do y'all mind if I borrow our heart for a little bit? I've got some serious gambling debts and I'm getting in pretty deep with the loan sharks and then there's that whole "dead hooker in the bathtub" debacle that I'm going to have to grease some palms for to make it go away so I could use some cash, plus organ trafficking is pretty big right now so can you help a brother out?

I promise that after I'm all through this shit I'll come back and do a "Live Aid" or "We Are the World" or some shit and get us a brand new group heart but for now Daddy's got to roll them bones!
Origame - 5/29/2024, 7:37 PM
@StSteven - ...wow. I never thought this random joke I made up because doomsy forgot an s in hearts would get so much traction.
StSteven - 5/29/2024, 8:23 PM
@Origame - Hey man I've got to work with what y'all give me here. Do you think that I really wanted to go down the "dead hooker in a bathtub" route or risk besmirching the good name of the musical gem that is "We Are the World"? Hell no! But that's all I've got and I'm working here. I'm working here!
Origame - 5/29/2024, 8:40 PM
@StSteven - yeah, but is it the original or the remake? If remake, put that hooker in the tub!
StSteven - 5/29/2024, 11:57 PM
@Origame - Look, man, I don't know about you but in my line of business there have so many dead hookers in bathtubs that it's hard to keep track. "Original", "remake", who keeps track? The bottom line is that whether the dead hooker is in a bathtub, inside of a mattress, or in the trunk of a car, they ALWAYS need to be taken care of. And that's my point. The dead hookers need to be disposed of, Big Vinnie needs to get paid, and Stevie Wonder needs to keep singing "We Are the World" until Dwayne Johnson and Moana reunite the people of Oceania because apparently that's now a thing. F**king exhausting!
Origame - 5/30/2024, 4:56 AM
@StSteven - ?si=BXV4wdzkSRslpejm
StSteven - 5/30/2024, 6:41 PM
@Origame -
S8R8M - 5/29/2024, 2:17 PM
I hope this guy gets more comic book stuff. Xmen97 is wonderful.
marvel72 - 5/29/2024, 2:32 PM
@S8R8M - Not from Disney.

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S8R8M - 5/29/2024, 3:27 PM
@marvel72 - Their loss.
marvel72 - 5/29/2024, 5:43 PM
@S8R8M - yeah but they will find another cheap writer and will still think it's great even if it's shit.
mountainman - 5/29/2024, 2:21 PM
It’s crazy that Disney hasn’t put another staff member out there to be the face of discussing this show. After watching the Assembled episode on it, all the other staff seemed very passionate about the project too.
HermanM - 5/29/2024, 2:22 PM
Beau is a midwit as evidenced by every time he opens his mouth.

"Clark" leaves 4 threats with his mom to carry one towards the most populated area of the town he grew up on. Snyderman Begins was such a crap film with the action being the only good thing.

Overemphasizing the alien aspect of the character to make him a fish out of water outsider alien nomad first contact story missed the point of Superman, dehumanizing him, and made him boring. Being an alien is just the explanation for the powers in the Superman story, not the point of the character. The point is that he's a guy from Kansas who has powers he doesn't know the origin of but decides to use them for good and become Superman anyway and disguise himself as a mild mannered reporter to look for situations that he can help with as Superman. Snyder dropped the ball big time and I am glad the awful snyderverse is over now. James Gunn will get it right.
ObserverIO - 5/29/2024, 2:24 PM
I've come around to Forthas way of thinking ever since Jonathan Nolan said he was interested in doing more DC.

I would love a Jonathan Nolan/David Goyer (maybe Chris Nolan if they can convince him) Man of Steel 2 set in the Nolanverse, with cameos from the Dark Knight Trilogy.
ObserverIO - 5/29/2024, 2:28 PM
Just completely ignore all the Snyderverse stuff that came after and do a direct sequel. Maybe keep all the actors except Cavill (Superman doesn't age like regular humans, so keep him young but have Amy Adams Lois and Laurence Fishburne's Perry aging).

And maybe he has a run in with Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway in Europe or JGL's Batman in Gotham. Maybe we see Gary Oldman as a retired Commisioner on the news a lot, giving his opinion on things.
Doomsday8888 - 5/29/2024, 2:38 PM
Marvel bros just keep showing love to Snyder.
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You love to see it! :)
DrReedRichards - 5/29/2024, 3:36 PM
@Doomsday8888 -

Zhao did evil Superman right. 😉

But Beau referencing MoS? 😢

The only solace I find is that it's the least intolerable one of his DCEU stuff. 😒
Doomsday8888 - 5/29/2024, 3:45 PM
What tragic irony!
She must be part of the cult, just like many others!

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DrReedRichards - 5/29/2024, 3:52 PM
@Doomsday8888 -

Oh, come on, you know the Cult has a whole ritual of initiation to be accepted in its holy ranks! 😎

Did he employ bots to troll the Academy's polls?
Did he storm (ha!) the offices of Warner Bros?
Did he trash BvS:TC only after UC was announced?
Did he corelate his art to personal tragedy in order to deflect any and all criticism and keep himself infallible?

Chop chop, Beau! Who cares if your show ruled? Twitter and reddit demand their tribute! 😂
Doomsday8888 - 5/29/2024, 3:57 PM
Yikes but yeah i know you don't think they are part of the cult.

I know it first hand actually, cause as bad as it got, you never labeled me as being part of the cult, just maybe being sensitive....or sould i say Too Sensitive? 😜
DrReedRichards - 5/29/2024, 4:06 PM
@Doomsday8888 -

No need to sugarcoat it, mate. Snyder is my Winter Soldier mode trigger. 😅

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Doomsday8888 - 5/29/2024, 4:13 PM
No kiddin, you were seeing enemies everywhere. :P

Still...reckon it speaks volumes that we still managed to turn the tide, obviously the timing of it all hasn't escaped me but who gives a shit, it's still worth something.

Eventually, even Bucky was redeemed. :)
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