X-MEN '97 "Bright Eyes" Recap: Breaking Down Those TWO Surprise Marvel Universe Cameos (And Who Played Them)

X-MEN '97 "Bright Eyes" Recap: Breaking Down Those TWO Surprise Marvel Universe Cameos (And Who Played Them) X-MEN '97 "Bright Eyes" Recap: Breaking Down Those TWO Surprise Marvel Universe Cameos (And Who Played Them)

Today's episode of X-Men '97 features two major Marvel Universe cameos, but what do they bring to the table and who lends their voices to them? For fans of What If...?, they're likely to be familiar...

By JoshWilding - Apr 24, 2024 10:04 AM EST
Filed Under: X-Men '97
Source: Toonado.com

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If you're only familiar with Rogue from her appearances in 20th Century Fox's X-Men movies, chances are you might have been shocked to see just what a powerhouse the mutant is after watching the latest episode of X-Men '97.

Grieving Gambit and Magneto, Rogue goes on a rampage as she looks to track down Bolivar Trask following the devastating attack on Genosha. 

Arriving at a U.S. military base, the X-Man makes short work of the soldiers and manages to bust through reinforcements meant to hold off the Hulk (yes, she's that strong). Waiting for her inside is General "Thunderbolt" Ross, a baddie who knows all about the Jade Giant. 

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In X-Men '97, he's voiced by Michael Patrick McGill, the same actor who played him in What If...? 

Later, Rogue tracks down one of Trask's old bases and is confronted by Captain America. He explains to her that he can't storm into where Henry Gyrich is hiding out without going through the proper channels, but that's not good enough for Rogue.

While she and Steve Rogers never come to blows, she does throw his shield far into the distance out of frustration (and much to the Avenger's chagrin).

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Once again, a What If...? star reprises that role as Josh Keaton brings Cap to life in "Bright Eyes."

There are lots of visual cameos in this latest episode, with mutants like Blob and Strong Guy among the characters who are helping to clean up Genosha after that devastating Sentinel attack a couple of weeks ago. 

Back to Rogue, though, and she eventually tracks down Gyrich and learns Mister Sinister orchestrated the Master Mold's rampage...however, we also catch a glimpse of Nimrod, an advanced Sentinel from a dystopian future New York. In X-Men: The Animated Series, it travelled through time to stop Bishop.

There are more twists and turns to come, though, including the reveal of who is really pulling the strings and a shocking return. You can learn about that by clicking here.

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 first seven episodes of X-Men '97 are now streaming on Disney+ with new instalments following weekly.

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Rpendo
Rpendo - 4/24/2024, 10:37 AM
Emma lives!
DrReedRichards
DrReedRichards - 4/24/2024, 10:42 AM
This show, man...

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Theo James was eerily calm as &@$+!0N in the end. Excellent voice acting, and Rogue goinng rogue at the rooftop was appropriately impactful for the team.
FireandBlood
FireandBlood - 4/24/2024, 10:45 AM
Superhero animation hasn’t been this good since JL Unlimited
NoobNoob
NoobNoob - 4/24/2024, 11:07 AM
@FireandBlood - what about avengers Emh?
FireandBlood
FireandBlood - 4/24/2024, 11:11 AM
@NoobNoob - JLU was better than EMH.
GhostDog
GhostDog - 4/24/2024, 11:57 AM
@FireandBlood - invincible season two needed this animation team
tvor03
tvor03 - 4/24/2024, 12:38 PM
@FireandBlood - what about teen titans go!
CaptainAmerica
CaptainAmerica - 4/24/2024, 1:05 PM
@FireandBlood - Young Justice tbh
ObserverIO
ObserverIO - 4/24/2024, 2:11 PM
@FireandBlood - DC Universe DTVs (at least the earlier ones).

But on TV? I'm inclined to agree.
FinnishDude
FinnishDude - 4/24/2024, 3:17 PM
@FireandBlood - Spectacular Spider-Man
FireandBlood
FireandBlood - 4/24/2024, 4:08 PM
@CaptainAmerica - Young Justice still isn’t as good @FinnishDude neither is spectacular.
cadunovaes01
cadunovaes01 - 4/24/2024, 10:53 AM
This show is incredible. This is Marvel at best. If one day Kevin Fiege retires, somebody call Beau deMayo
TheUnworthyThor
TheUnworthyThor - 4/24/2024, 10:59 AM
Big things are coming for Rogue in the MCU.
PC04
PC04 - 4/24/2024, 11:04 AM
Damn! These fight scenes are so good!
Doomsday8888
Doomsday8888 - 4/24/2024, 12:24 PM
If they follow the comics...then Nimrod is coming.

I know we kinda already saw him but doesn't matter.
YouFlopped
YouFlopped - 4/24/2024, 1:07 PM
this series is leagues above endgame. MCU hitting its second wind like they ain’t release 30 plus hit films. Iconic ✍🏾
AnthonyVonGeek
AnthonyVonGeek - 4/24/2024, 1:43 PM
I’m always excited for more Nimrod!
It was this comic I read as a kid that got me hooked on X-Men!
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AnthonyVonGeek
AnthonyVonGeek - 4/24/2024, 1:44 PM
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