X-MEN '97 Is Now The Highest-Rated MCU Project Ever On Rotten Tomatoes As Finale Scores 3.5M Views

X-MEN '97 Is Now The Highest-Rated MCU Project Ever On Rotten Tomatoes As Finale Scores 3.5M Views X-MEN '97 Is Now The Highest-Rated MCU Project Ever On Rotten Tomatoes As Finale Scores 3.5M Views

The season finale of X-Men '97 aired last Wednesday, and with the last few reviews now added to Rotten Tomatoes, the series has become the highest-rated MCU project of all time...

By MarkCassidy - May 22, 2024 08:05 AM EST
Filed Under: X-Men '97
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X-Men '97 was a big hit with critics right from the start, but the Disney+ revival series has now become the highest-rated Marvel Studios project - live-action or animated, big or small screen - in the 16-year history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

With more reviews now counted for last Wednesday's season finale, X-Men '97 has reached a perfect 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. This takes it past Marvel's previous top-rated Disney+ show, Ms. Marvel (98%), and movie, Black Panther (96%), to become the most positively-reviewed MCU project of all time on the popular aggregator site.

The series wasn't only a critical favourite, as Deadline reports that May 15th's cameo-filled finale, "Tolerance is Extinction, Part 3," amassed a whopping 3.5 million views globally in its first five days on the streaming platform, 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. Last night, we got word that The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes writer Michael Lesslie will pen the script. No director has been announced, but Ryan Coogler (Black Panther, Creed) is a rumored contender to land the gig.

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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TheFinestSmack - 5/22/2024, 8:30 AM
"...making it the most-viewed full-length animation series finale since Season 1 of What If…?."

I keep forgetting that the British call seasons 'series' lol. I saw 'series finale' and was like, "Season 2 isn't happening anymore?!?"
Apophis71 - 5/22/2024, 8:38 AM
@TheFinestSmack - We sometimes have UK shows use the American season thing but old habbits means I have to double check what I read or type with shows and most articles here are written by Brits so...
JoeInTheBox - 5/22/2024, 8:42 AM
@TheFinestSmack - With the way we keep getting reboots, legacy series' and sequels seasons, I can't even take a true "series finale" as an actual finale anymore either.
LSHF - 5/22/2024, 8:48 AM
@JoeInTheBox - And is that your finale word on the subject?

TheFinestSmack - 5/22/2024, 8:48 AM
@JoeInTheBox - Yup. Because usually now, "Somehow the Emperor came back!"
JoeInTheBox - 5/22/2024, 9:27 AM
@LSHF - It was, and this is my legacy reboot comment. For now.
LSHF - 5/22/2024, 9:38 AM
@JoeInTheBox - 😄
ObserverIO - 5/22/2024, 9:56 AM
@TheFinestSmack - It's mostly just the BBC that do that. They only started doing it in the '90s. I've got a bunch of old issues of Doctor Who Weekly and they always called them seasons. Series is the whole thing. Doctor Who is the series, but then there was Season 10, Season 11 etc.

If enough people start using a term wrong, it officially becomes right. Most of the time it's America that destroys the English language, but the British are not entirely innocent either. They destroy their own language all the time.
TheFinestSmack - 5/22/2024, 10:12 AM
@ObserverIO - I remember seeing the DVD set of the Eccelston episodes in the states and it said "The Complete First Series" and i was so confused. As an American that watched a lot of British content, I'd agree Americans destroy the English language quite a bit more.
Origame - 5/22/2024, 8:34 AM
...and they fired the showrunner.

EskimoJ - 5/22/2024, 10:32 AM
@Origame - ...who you alluded to being a DEI hire in the first place.
Origame - 5/22/2024, 10:44 AM
@EskimoJ - ...where did I ever say this?
HashTagSwagg - 5/22/2024, 8:37 AM
Good or bad praise, it's rotten tomatoes so no one should really give a sh1t at this point, they don't reflect public zeitgeist.
DrReedRichards - 5/22/2024, 8:41 AM
@HashTagSwagg -

Screenshotting this for when you inevitably try to bring up the audience percentage as allegedly legit measurement for some other MCU project.
MarkCassidy - 5/22/2024, 8:43 AM
@HashTagSwagg - Thank god.
HashTagSwagg - 5/22/2024, 8:46 AM
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DrReedRichards - 5/22/2024, 8:53 AM
@HashTagSwagg -

More like...
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DrReedRichards - 5/22/2024, 8:44 AM
MCU gets positive RT % :
"Paid criticis! Bought reviews! Disney Evil!"

MCU gets negative RT % :
"Ha! The people have spoken! Where is your God now?!"
bobevanz - 5/22/2024, 9:10 AM
@DrReedRichards - lol I hate Rotten Tomatoes but this is the best project they've ever done, ever. So the haters are wrong!
DrReedRichards - 5/22/2024, 9:15 AM
@bobevanz -

Full disclosurre, I unironically LOVE Rotten Tomatoes. Honestly, I do. It brings out such a spontaneous and sincere reaction in people, it lets everyone else know what their preference is and what they stand for.
Matchesz - 5/22/2024, 9:34 AM
@DrReedRichards - you honestly believe Ms Marvel deserves a 98%?
DrReedRichards - 5/22/2024, 9:41 AM
@Matchesz -

You honestly believe Captain Marvel deserves a 45%?
HashTagSwagg - 5/22/2024, 9:56 AM
@DrReedRichards - Judging from the commercial success of the Marvels, what sounds more plausible?
DrReedRichards - 5/22/2024, 9:57 AM
@HashTagSwagg -

Judging from the MCU movies that preceeded each of these two movies, you tell me.
marvel72 - 5/22/2024, 8:49 AM
3.5 Million views out of 153.6 Million subscribers, is it that impressive.

It was good but not as good as the original series.
Comicmoviejunki - 5/22/2024, 8:55 AM
@marvel72 - shut the [frick] up
bobevanz - 5/22/2024, 9:15 AM
@marvel72 - season 4 and 5 are straight ass, half of season 3 was alright. Two good seasons doesn't make it better 🤡. A true shit take if I've ever seen one
mountainman - 5/22/2024, 9:27 AM
@marvel72 - As someone who grew up with X-Men TAS and consider it one of the best cartoons of my childhood, I will be the first one to admit that it has not aged well. The animation and voice work are incredibly dated, and the action is mostly sub par.

If we consider 97 just the 6th season of the original show, it would be the best season to me. Better than all 5 seasons of the original. As its own project, the only reason I could see issues with it is its reliance on the old show and the fact that it really isn’t built for newcomers.

There were some minor pacing and story issues, but overall this was a great show. It’s by far the best D+ content we have gotten, by far the best MCU project post-Endgame, and one of the best Marvel productions ever.
Itwasme - 5/22/2024, 9:52 AM
@marvel72 - I think we'll need to wait to see how it stacks up compared to other shows, but animation probably has a low ceiling compared to live action. When DC animation was at its height, it's viewership was still relatively small.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 5/22/2024, 1:44 PM
@marvel72 - I'm with you. Not even close to the original which was a perfect adaptation of the comics.
marvel72 - 5/22/2024, 2:41 PM
@Comicmoviejunki -

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I said the show was good, what more do you want.

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marvel72 - 5/22/2024, 2:43 PM
@bobevanz - Hey you don't have to agree with me, it's my opinion.
marvel72 - 5/22/2024, 2:45 PM
@mountainman - Everything looks dated compared to today's animation, even Batman:The Animated Series.
mountainman - 5/22/2024, 3:13 PM
@marvel72 - I’d say Batman TAS holds up better animation and story/writing wise than X-Men TAS does. You can see how that show had a larger budget.

Obviously both are 30+ years old so they won’t look as good as modern shows where computers help the animators a lot more.

Either way, you are entitled to your opinion. I found 97 to be excellent with only minor complaints. Absolutely the best Marvel anything in years.
marvel72 - 5/22/2024, 4:16 PM
@THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - That is one of the problems with the show,they try to adapt a certain storyline but rush through it.

Love/Death Part 1 and 2 was half an episode each part.

The Goblin Queen over in one episode.

The 90s series had all the fan favourites Sabretooth, Apocalypse,Savage Land, Cable, Bishop and it was just like the comics for the most part of the time.
marvel72 - 5/22/2024, 4:17 PM
@mountainman - It's definitely the best thing that Disney has made in a long time.
EgoEgor - 5/23/2024, 12:49 AM
@marvel72 - "It was good but not as good as the original series."

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I really question your tastes, there man. On almost every level, this show is superior to the original.

Look at this.

I admit the show has some flaws, I wouldn't even begrudge them if they hated it but "not as good as the original series"... HAVE YOU SEEN THE ORIGINAL SERIES?! Come on. Who are you bullshitting?
marvel72 - 5/23/2024, 1:04 PM
@EgoEgor - A lot of you are like it's new so it must be better.
EgoEgor - 5/23/2024, 1:16 PM
@marvel72 - No. It's just better. The old show was just horribly written. You're free to not like it, but it's still better than the original series; and it should be because that show was a low bar. It wasn't like Batman TAS.
HermanM - 5/22/2024, 8:52 AM
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