X-MEN '97 Makes Change To Opening Credits As Beau DeMayo Reveals How MAN OF STEEL Influenced Latest Episode

X-MEN '97 Makes Change To Opening Credits As Beau DeMayo Reveals How MAN OF STEEL Influenced Latest Episode X-MEN '97 Makes Change To Opening Credits As Beau DeMayo Reveals How MAN OF STEEL Influenced Latest Episode

Assuming you watched the credits of today's X-Men '97, you might have noticed a big change to the team's roster! Showrunner Beau DeMayo also confirms Man of Steel influenced a key sequence in the episode.

By JoshWilding - Apr 17, 2024 07:04 PM EST
Filed Under: X-Men '97
Source: Toonado.com

Following the jaw-dropping events of last week's episode of X-Men '97, "Lifedeath - Part 2" felt a little more like filler meant to set the stage for the remainder of this debut season for the revival

As we explained in our recap earlier today, we caught up with Professor X following his disappearance at the end of X-Men: The Animated Series and saw Storm regain her mutant abilities after being left powerless by the X-Cutioner.

However, you might have noticed a significant change if you didn't skip the opening credits (and if you did, we're most definitely judging you).

Gambit and Magneto are no longer listed among the X-Men's ranks; instead, we see that Nightcrawler has been added to the team! While it was upsetting - if not downright devastating - to bid farewell to the Cajun superhero and the Master of Magnetism, we're sure most fans won't have an issue with Kurt Wagner finally heading into action alongside his fellow mutants. 

Here's a closer look at Nightcrawler's place in X-Men '97's opening (via Toonado.com).


X-Men '97 showrunner Beau DeMayo, who was mysteriously fired from the series days before it premiered, has continued answering fan questions on social media after breaking his silence last Wednesday.

As well as confirming that the scenes inserted into the credits are largely inspired by the comics (meaning we shouldn't put too much stock into that appearance from Nimrod or what looked like Days of Future Past), DeMayo revealed Zack Snyder's Man of Steel's role in the return of Storm's powers.

Check out his comments in full below:

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

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Malatrova15 - 4/17/2024, 7:16 PM
If wanted to persue that life , he should have do it in private
HashTagSwagg - 4/17/2024, 11:11 PM
@Malatrova15 -
Malatrova15 - 4/17/2024, 11:26 PM
@HashTagSwagg - NOBODY'S GOT AIDS!!!!
bobevanz - 4/17/2024, 7:16 PM
Odekahn - 4/17/2024, 7:27 PM
As a “black mutant”?

So…. Black mutants are more discriminatied against than white mutants? 🤣🤣🤣

comicfan100 - 4/17/2024, 8:37 PM
@Odekahn - Intersectionality?
Killuminatic - 4/18/2024, 1:15 AM
@Odekahn - Whoah, it’s almost like real life.
Fogs - 4/18/2024, 3:46 AM
@Killuminatic - and the morlocks, with tentacles in their foreheads and shit? That's an allegory for what?

That's the problem of bringing literal world problems to a fantasy that should about conceptualizing them.
Odekahn - 4/18/2024, 7:43 AM
@Fogs - exactly.
BB8ANG - 4/18/2024, 10:04 AM
@Odekahn - In an episode of the OG series Storm and Bishop get kicked out of a bar for being black. So to answer your question... Yes.
Odekahn - 4/18/2024, 12:01 PM
@BB8ANG - didn’t know that. That would actually make this make sense then imo. Which episode is it so I can take a look?
BB8ANG - 4/18/2024, 2:07 PM
@Odekahn - Season 4 Episode 1, "One Man's Worth"
Honestly one of my favorite arcs in the whole series, solely because of Storm & Wolverine's relationship in it.
Odekahn - 4/22/2024, 3:34 PM
@BB8ANG - I’ll check it out. Thanks!
dracula - 4/17/2024, 7:27 PM
Sounds like theh are over doing it on the “shock” moments

Like seriously let us have a status quo before you shake it up
CerealKiller1 - 4/17/2024, 8:04 PM
@dracula - We had five seasons of a status quo back in the 90’s
dracula - 4/17/2024, 9:45 PM
@CerealKiller1 - yeajh but they started a new one, magneto being a good guy and leading the team

Then its

Storm looses her piwers

There is a jean clone

Cyclops has to send his kid to the future to become cable

Magneto “dies”

In the 90’s these would not be happening right after another. Would have some breathing room to feel the changes
DrReedRichards - 4/17/2024, 7:30 PM
Storm's theme is a melodic banger. Loved hearing it again after she turned the desert sands in episode 1 into a glass cyclone.
krayzeman - 4/18/2024, 9:26 AM
@DrReedRichards - it is so epic!!!
MotherGooseUPus - 4/17/2024, 7:34 PM
Loved the man of steel reference. It was one of my favorite scenes of that movie and zimmers music gave me goosebumps... storms scene didn't come close for me, but I appreciate it alot.

What a great effing episode today.

This show has been super solid and the 90s kid in me that's now late 30s is loving this!!
mountainman - 4/17/2024, 8:52 PM
@MotherGooseUPus - Yeah this one was great. I’d argue Prof X’s speech to the Shi’ar in the Astral Plane was just as interesting and thought provoking as Magneto’s in episode 2.
MotherGooseUPus - 4/18/2024, 8:00 AM
@mountainman - you wouldnt get an argument from me... both were pretty damn amazing speeches given the circumstances
mountainman - 4/18/2024, 8:28 AM
@MotherGooseUPus - Oh, and from episode 6, Storm’s speech about demons being within or whatever was also top notch.
MotherGooseUPus - 4/18/2024, 9:04 AM
@mountainman -oh man, i forgot about hers, that was also solid as hell... not guna lie, as an adult that demon/crow thing kinda creeped me out, so job well done to "scare" an "adult" alittle bit lol
mountainman - 4/18/2024, 9:32 AM
@MotherGooseUPus - It reminded me of a lot of the practical effects villains in the old 80’s movies. Very creepy.

Storm getting her powers back felt a little rushed to me. Would have liked her to rejoin the team without them like the comics. But I get that the show has to move stuff faster than the comics. The rushed pacing is my main complaint with this show. Second one is Wolverine hasn’t had much to do yet.
MotherGooseUPus - 4/18/2024, 10:47 AM
@mountainman - yea it felt rushed but i think it was done as there is a massive fight/war coming soon and they need all hands on deck. i would also agree on wolvie. since episode 1 he hasnt done shit... although he did get the real jean to remember him and her past which was very important.. but yea, he's been sidelined and im semi ok with it cuz hes been the focus of ALL the Xmen movies.... however, this version of wolvie is 1000x better than the movies so im torn in that regard
mountainman - 4/18/2024, 10:52 AM
@MotherGooseUPus - I’m also ok with him getting less of a spotlight for the same reason. I imagine it was intentional since the character has had more than enough focus in recent years and they likely wanted to focus on other team members. Really loving the Cyclops work in this show.

Just hope he sees some action and not just stuck at the mansion all the time. I’m sure he will get some big moments this season eventually.
MotherGooseUPus - 4/18/2024, 10:55 AM
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MarvelZombie616 - 4/17/2024, 7:38 PM
It's classy how he answers the questions after being fired.
I'm from Germany, i don't care about his profile pic or onlyfans account.
The man has clearly talent and love for the characters.
RedEyeJedi5 - 4/17/2024, 7:41 PM
Why. Is. There. Still. No. Iceman.?
harryba11zack - 4/17/2024, 7:50 PM
@RedEyeJedi5 - The show has been good so far I fear what the gay could do to him
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Matchesz - 4/17/2024, 10:17 PM
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harryba11zack - 4/17/2024, 11:12 PM
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EMagnusPhoenix - 4/17/2024, 11:20 PM
@harryba11zack - Ok...you ate with this gif 🤣 😂 🤣
Fogs - 4/18/2024, 3:47 AM
@harryba11zack - LOL the [frick]ing gif hahahhaha
BruceWayng - 4/17/2024, 8:01 PM
Judging by that profile pic, our boy Beau is prob just straight up wrecking dudes, all day everyday now that he’s taking a little work sabbatical.

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Ryguy88 - 4/17/2024, 8:25 PM
@BruceWayng - like, in the bedroom?
Forthas - 4/17/2024, 8:25 PM
Of course Man of Steel inspired another super hero franchise. It is a magnificent film!

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McMurdo - 4/17/2024, 10:15 PM
@Forthas - one of the best B movies ever made!
CharlesLeeRay - 4/17/2024, 8:32 PM
Gimme Iceman and Colossus!
mountainman - 4/17/2024, 9:43 PM
@CharlesLeeRay -

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