X-MEN '97: Did Season Finale Reveal Who Will Join [SPOILER] To Form Apocalypse's Four Horsemen?

X-MEN '97: Did Season Finale Reveal Who Will Join [SPOILER] To Form Apocalypse's Four Horsemen? X-MEN '97: Did Season Finale Reveal Who Will Join [SPOILER] To Form Apocalypse's Four Horsemen?

The first season of Marvel Studios' X-Men '97 concluded last week with an eventful finale, and the episode may have revealed which characters will return as the Four Horsemen in season 2...

By MarkCassidy - May 23, 2024 07:05 AM EST
Filed Under: X-Men '97
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The season 1 finale of Marvel Studios' acclaimed animated series, X-Men '97, hit Disney+ last Wednesday, and the events of "Tolerance is Extinction - Part 3" may have given us a pretty good idea of which characters will be undergoing a major personality change when the show returns for its second season.

If you haven't watched the episode yet, spoilers follow.

In the closing moments of the drama-filled finale, the team managed to defeat Bastion and prevent Asteroid M from destroying the planet, but the heroes ended up being transported through time in the process (by who or what remains to be seen).

Xavier (Ross Marquand), Magneto (Matthew Waterson), Rogue (Lenore Zann), Nightcrawler (Adrian Hough), and Beast (George Buza) find themselves in Egypt in the year 3,000 B.C., where they encounter a younger En Sabah Nur (Adetokumboh M'Cormack); while Jean Grey (Jennifer Hale) and Cyclops (Ray Chase) land way into the future in the year 3960 A.D. where they meet a younger version of their son, Nathan Summer, aka Cable.

The post-credits scene then takes us to Genosha in the present-day timeline, as Apocalypse stands by Gambit's grave, holding one of his signature playing cards. "So much pain, my children," says the immortal villain. "So much... death."

This seems like a pretty clear hint that Remy Lebeau is going to be resurrected to serve as one of the Four Horsemen of Apocalypse, Death, as he has in the comics. But who will join him as War, Famine and Pestilence?

Well, the most obvious guess would be the three X-Men that remained unaccounted for at the end of the season: Storm (Alison Sealy-Smith), Wolverine (Cal Dodd), and Morph (JP Karliak).

Logan has been a servant of Apocalypse in the comics (though he also took the mantle of Death), but Storm and Morph have not. The series has stuck pretty close to the source material up to this point, however, so there's a chance Angel/Archangel and two other characters will be introduced during season 2 to fill the final spots.

What do you make of this theory? Do you think Gambit, Wolverine, Storm and Morph will be unveiled as the Four Horsemen when X-Men '97 returns for its second season? Drop us a comment down below.

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.

"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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MotherGooseUPus - 5/23/2024, 7:45 AM
Gambit and Wolvie for sure, not positive on the other 2.

Glad everyone seems to like/love this show. I went in with kinda low expectations but man do i freaking LOVE this show and think they knocked it out of the park.

Hope S2 can keep the train rolling....

but the thing bugging me the most is why the f*ck was Beau fired?!?!?
Evansly - 5/23/2024, 8:06 AM
I'm assuming Mr Sinister is one
MotherFuckerJon - 5/23/2024, 8:20 AM
@Evansly - this is the dark horse answer. Along with Stryfe showing up somehow.
Superspecialawesomeguy - 5/23/2024, 8:19 AM
Seeing as there's going to be different time periods, maybe there's going to be multiple versions of The Horsemen as well? (at least a version for the present and one in the future where Scott, Jean & Nathan are atm) That way you could have both Gambit and Wolverine as a version of The Horsemen of Death.

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mountainman - 5/23/2024, 8:49 AM
Storm and Morph don’t track for me. I also feel like Apocalypse has access to a lot of powerful dead mutants on Genosha that he could make a very powerful horsemen roster just there (although many bodies have been moved and buried by now).

I had a wild horsemen lineup of dead mutants from Genosha:

- Death = Gambit
- War = Sebastian Shaw
- Pestilence = Leech (seriously an evil Leech on this team could really cause some damage)
- Famine = Madelyne Pryor

I hope it’s not all X-Men. This season has a lot to juggle with the X-Men in the past with young En Sabah Nur, Scott and Jean in the future with Clan Askani and young Nathan, and Forge forming a New X-Men team and being then back to the present to challenge Apocalypse and his new horsemen.
MotherGooseUPus - 5/23/2024, 9:18 AM
@mountainman - i like your horsemen... who knows where they go, but hope it's not all former XMen.

And my worry is that Beau is gone and had a vision for exactly what he wanted so i just hope they have a clear vision for what will be going on in a Very busy S2
mountainman - 5/23/2024, 9:38 AM
@MotherGooseUPus - Yeah lots of threads in season 2. Splitting the team up could be very interesting, or it could be tough to balance.

After some plot threads in season 1 moving too fast - Inferno/Madelyne Pryor being the most obvious - I just hope it isn’t resolved immediately at the start of the season. Those two time periods are interesting and I’m really interested in seeing Forge’s reformed new X-Men, especially if it is made up of the known located mutants on the wall. How cool would a Forge, Bishop, Kitty Pride, Colossus, Iceman, Dust, Exodus, and Havok? Quite a lot of classic members on that list that had little to no involvement in the old show. I would love it if the time displaced mutants stay that way for at least half the season so those stories can play out. Another factor is that Cable is stuck in the present after his arm was torn off. Maybe he starts X-Force in the old X-Men’s absence.

Certainly a lot of interesting ways for it to go, but whoever takes over as showrunner and writing has some big shoes to fill.
MotherGooseUPus - 5/23/2024, 9:49 AM
@mountainman - agreed with everything you say. Would LOVE the new XMen team you described, and imagine if Cable started XForce and Deadpool dropped in for an episode or 2?? Nuts!!

your last statement is the most important.... HUGE shoes to fill. hope they have the same LOVE of comics/XMen as Beau did... still want the guy back but guess my wish won't come true
mountainman - 5/23/2024, 10:03 AM
@MotherGooseUPus - All good points and certainly big shoes to fill.

Side note - good luck and congrats in advance for this weekend. Savor the moment, the day goes by too fast.
MotherGooseUPus - 5/23/2024, 1:32 PM
@mountainman - Aww thanks man!! super appreciate you remembering my big day is Sunday. Last minute shit happening as we speak... just want it to be Sunday so i can stop stressing out.
mountainman - 5/23/2024, 1:34 PM
@MotherGooseUPus - Always lots of stress leading up to the event. Just keep in mind it goes by in a flash and just try to be present and enjoy that moment when you are there. All the planning, stress and money is about to pay off!

Happy for you man!
MotherGooseUPus - 5/23/2024, 3:21 PM
@mountainman - some smaht words right there my man. i will do my best to enjoy and remember it all. THANKS!

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xfan320 - 5/23/2024, 8:54 AM
En Sabah Nur was voiced by Adetokumboh M'Cormack, who played Isaac in Castlevania.

Theo James played Bastion (who played Hector in Castlevania)

I hope season 2 can bring in Richard Armitage or Graham McTavish so we can get even more reunion cameos for Castlevania fans!
MotherGooseUPus - 5/23/2024, 9:17 AM
@xfan320 - Oh damn! i thought they sounded very familiar. LOVED castlevania. thought it was a great show, imo
JoeInTheBox - 5/23/2024, 9:35 AM
My guesses for the Horsemen are the ones who we know died on Genosha:

-Madelyn Pryor

I mean, they can do whatever they want, and I'll be onboard. This show earned my blind trust for now.
IronDean2099 - 5/23/2024, 9:38 AM
Death- Gambit
War- Wolverine, who'll get his adamantium skeleton back as a result
Famine- Storm
Pestilence- Leech
WhatIfRickJames - 5/23/2024, 11:25 AM
It didn’t reveal anything. Only a hint at Gambit being Death you silly goose
LilJimmy - 5/23/2024, 12:01 PM
Archangel was shown as being "missing, presumed dead" just like the rest of them. It's going to be:

Mr Sinister
marvel72 - 5/23/2024, 12:13 PM
Gambit and Wolverine both became Death, Archangel is still the best version.

I think we'll see Rachel Summers as well, the old girl at the end of the episode I believe that's Rachel.

Rachel had a classic fight with The Beyonder.

Shadowmaster35 - 5/23/2024, 4:52 PM
I could see Wolverine being War instead of Death here, but not the other two being in there. I freaking love this show because of its closeness to the comic stories. While not an exact throw up of the comics (and it doesn't need to be), i do like the closeness of it and I really hope that continues.
String - 5/23/2024, 6:23 PM
I thought I read somewhere DeMayo or one of the other creatives insinuated Storm, Wolverine & Morph were transported to the future with Scott and Jean. We just didn't see them because they weren't important as Scott and Jean were in the Nathan reveal.

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