X-Men: The Animated Series debuted in 1992 and ran for a total of 76 episodes. The show was a hit with fans of the comic books and delivered a near-perfect take on the mutant team that still resonates today.
Marvel Studios is revisiting the franchise in the upcoming Disney+ revival X-Men '97, with most of the original cast returning to pick up where the series left off. Needless to say, excitement for this one is building quickly, but with some MCU TV shows reportedly being pushed into 2024, will X-Men '97 be among those delayed by the House of Mouse?
According to Head Writer Beau DeMayo, no. He recently took to social media (via Toonado.com) to make it clear nothing has changed with the series, so we can clearly still look forward to seeing this one hit the streaming service later this year.
Recently, Wolverine voice actor Cal Dodd also confirmed he's already working on season 2 of X-Men '97, and one insider claims the plan is for the show to run for a total of 4! That's very exciting news and suggests the X-Men: The Animated Series follow-up will remain on our screens for the foreseeable future.
What we don't know is how many episodes each season will consist of, but we're hoping for at least 8 - 10!
The X-Men will eventually be rebooted for live-action, of course, and X-Men '97 seems like a great way to familiarise many fans with the team before they join the MCU. After all, Fox's movies are quickly becoming a distant memory and, outside of a few exceptions, are best off forgotten.
Check out DeMayo's Tweets below and keep checking Toonado.com for more X-Men '97 updates.