X-MEN '97 Showrunner Addresses Some Of The Biggest Moments And Easter Eggs In Today's Episode

X-MEN '97 Showrunner Addresses Some Of The Biggest Moments And Easter Eggs In Today's Episode X-MEN '97 Showrunner Addresses Some Of The Biggest Moments And Easter Eggs In Today's Episode

X-Men '97 showrunner Beau DeMayo has taken to social media to comment on some of the developments in "Bright Eyes," including that nod to another Marvel animated TV series and a certain character's return.

By JoshWilding - Apr 24, 2024 07:04 PM EST
Filed Under: X-Men '97
Source: Toonado.com

Today's episode of X-Men '97 was another fantastic effort, full of twists and turns...and more surprises.

You can read our episode recaps here and here, and showrunner Beau DeMayo (who was fired from the series before the premiere) has now weighed in on a few key moments (via Toonado.com). 

"Bright Eyes" begins with Rogue on the warpath as she lays waste to a group of soldiers who stand in her way. She wants answers about Bolivar Trask's whereabouts and confronts General "Thunderbolt" Ross in his Hulk-proof bunker. 

In DeMayo's eyes, this is the same Ross we crossed paths with in 1996's The Incredible Hulk animated series. The Jade Giant does get a mention here and the assumption was that all these 90s TV shows took place on the same Earth. 

The episode also features the return of Emma Frost. The White Queen's secondary mutation, an ability to transform her skin into indestructible diamonds, saved her from the Sentinel attack on Genosha and it seems DeMayo always had this in mind for the future leader of the X-Men. 

It's unclear whether the plan is to bring Emma into the team, though X-Men '97 has already established that Cyclops has something of a wandering eye in the psychic realm after his recent dalliance with Madelyne Pryor.

DeMayo also confirmed Sunspot revealing his mutant powers to his mother was a "coming out" analogy, while many of you will surely be pleased to learn that Rogue is very much alive following her clash with the Prime Trask human Sentinel. 

Finally, the showrunner later revealed that the comment about Mister Sinister attempting to kill the X-Men since 1992 was indeed meant to reference the fact X-Men: The Animated Series first premiered during that year. 

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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Malatrova15 - 4/24/2024, 7:11 PM
He adresses like a champ!
OriginalGusto1 - 4/24/2024, 7:17 PM
I'm wondering why they put a date on milk.
bobevanz - 4/24/2024, 7:52 PM
@OriginalGusto1 - so old people don't have to remember when they went to the grocery store
OriginalGusto1 - 4/24/2024, 8:21 PM
@bobevanz - You are just the worst.
MikeyL - 4/24/2024, 7:21 PM
With how the attitudes of the team members are changing towards human/mutant relations, I wouldn’t be surprised if the next season is more New X-Men or Astonishing X-Men based, where they have a more no-nonsense stand.

And it would be a crime if Emma was not part of the team for that. Her and Cyclops leading the team greatly differs from how Xavier or Cyclops and Jean would lead the team.
FireandBlood - 4/25/2024, 4:28 AM
@MikeyL - Cyclops and Emma leading the team was that era. 🔥
JFerguson - 4/24/2024, 7:36 PM
I know most people are tired of Wolverine over saturation, but I’m seriously hoping season 2 has a few Wolvie focused episodes. Those were my favorite from the original series
MotherGooseUPus - 4/24/2024, 7:46 PM
@JFerguson - count me as one of them. I do like how when they do touch on wolvie, it's something important. I'm sure he'll have a bigger role in one of the next few episodes but I'm happy others, especially cyclops are getting their due
JFerguson - 4/24/2024, 7:57 PM
@MotherGooseUPus - fair enough. i used to pop this bad boy into the VCR every now and then back in the day

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Armpitwebs - 4/24/2024, 7:37 PM
This is what I think of every time Rouge speaks…

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bobevanz - 4/24/2024, 7:53 PM
@Armpitwebs - I was thinking current Dolly Parton but this is also true lol
OriginalGusto1 - 4/24/2024, 8:23 PM
I was thinking that kid from MASK.
OriginalGusto1 - 4/24/2024, 8:24 PM
gonna get some hate emails for that one.
OriginalGusto1 - 4/24/2024, 8:25 PM
It's ok, I know, [frick]...I know nothing.
FlixMentallo21 - 4/25/2024, 12:39 AM
@Armpitwebs - Now that you mention it, back in the day, had X-Men been recorded in LA instead of Toronto, Pamela Adlon or EG Daily would’ve been great as Rogue.
JustAWaffle - 4/25/2024, 2:32 AM
@Armpitwebs - 😂. It took a few episodes for me to get used to it, but I can see Bobby behind it.
MotherGooseUPus - 4/24/2024, 7:48 PM
If Gunn can come back to marvel/Disney, so should DeMayo. This show has been fantastic. Idc if he has an only fans or some weird thing. Get this guy back. The MCU/Disney/Marvel needs him to continue this show and it's excellence
mountainman - 4/25/2024, 10:15 AM
@MotherGooseUPus - If his firing was because of the only fans, then yeah that was a dumb reason to fire him. But if it was about a negative work environment, then I get it. Let’s hope for the best with the continuation of this awesome show.
MotherGooseUPus - 4/25/2024, 11:48 AM
@mountainman - i havent heard anything about a negative work environment; at least not yet. if thats the case then itd be tough to bring him back... if it's cuz OnlyFans... who gives a shit, if he makes a great product, bring him back and stop being petty as f*ck
mountainman - 4/25/2024, 12:13 PM
@MotherGooseUPus - If it was an adult only fans i would get it, but it sounded like it wasn’t explicit.

I thought I had heard that there might have been word that he was difficult to work with.

I honestly can’t imagine Disney not wanting him onboard with how positively received the show is.
MotherGooseUPus - 4/25/2024, 1:16 PM
@mountainman - i hope the work environment was good, cuz i know its key to work (i hated a few people years ago and work was bad, so i get it) but if he didnt do anything severely wrong... then they should be calling him right meow to hire him back. they HAVE to see how well the show is doing and all the positive buzz
bobevanz - 4/24/2024, 7:55 PM
This show is the best content Marvel Studios has ever made. Seriously. Better than any of the origins, better than Avengers, even better than Infinity War, well slightly. Please don't [frick] this up in live action.. please
mountainman - 4/25/2024, 10:16 AM
@bobevanz - Yes! The X-Men are the best property in all of Marvel. It’s so great having them back with a great adaptation.
cadunovaes01 - 4/24/2024, 7:59 PM
If someday Kevin Feige retires, somebody call ASAP to Beau deMayo
YouFlopped - 4/24/2024, 8:25 PM
MCU is just now entering its peak period. I always knew the multiverse saga was gonna be special but man… it’s turned out to be a thing of beauty.
McMurdo - 4/25/2024, 1:59 AM
@YouFlopped - are you high???
comicfan100 - 4/24/2024, 9:02 PM
This show is something different. The X-Men have some of the best stories in comics, and the reason we're so surprised at the execution is because we've been so deprived of good storytelling. What we've gotten are the same stories focusing on Wolverine, Professor X and Magneto. This show is the result of letting the other kids come out to play.
kg8817 - 4/24/2024, 9:25 PM
I grew up with this damn show. I was 5 when it started.

I mean…this feels like the show grew up with us?

I tried watching the old episodes and it feels like these are so beyond them.

Idk what Beau DeMayo did…but they need to bring him back.

I’ve been saying from the get go that the MCU is on life support until the X-Men become a focal point.

This is the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the movies have felt like the Avengers Cinematic Universe. It’s time for the MCU to truly embrace its name and branch out to tell worthwhile stories like the X-Men.
AnthonyVonGeek - 4/24/2024, 11:06 PM
It’s nice to be excited about something Marvel again. Been a while.
FlixMentallo21 - 4/25/2024, 12:40 AM
On the subject of Bastion in this episode…I’m kind of curious about why they they gave him a thing for the song “Purple People Eater”.
ProfessorWhy - 4/25/2024, 1:17 AM
@FlixMentallo21 - i assumed that song referenced his imprisonment of Magneto
FlixMentallo21 - 4/25/2024, 9:19 AM
@ProfessorWhy - Yet it also popped up during his scene with Gyrich.
McMurdo - 4/25/2024, 2:00 AM
Another great episode.
S8R8M - 4/25/2024, 3:01 AM
I am not sure why he left the show. I do think he needs to be involved going forward.
ObserverIO - 4/25/2024, 6:13 AM
What he says about all of the '90s shows taking place in the same universe in his mind is very important.

Captain America appeared in the latest episode. He wasn't lost in a time vortex.

This is very important, because these shows were always intended to be set in the same shared universe, but because of the inconsistency of Cap showing up in the present day in Fantastic Four despite being trapped in a time vortex in X-Men, they had to split them up into two separate universes.

X-Men and Spider-Man were Earth 92131 and FF and The Incredible Hulk were Earth 534834.

But the comics also had a similar blunder. Cap was revealed to have been frozen in ice since WWII in The Avengers comics, but he had continued throughout the 1950s in Captain America comics. They explained this by saying that there was another guy who posed as both Steve Rogers and Captain America during the '50s. They could easily do the same thing here.

The fact that we saw Cap in the present day in X-Men '97 means that the FF and Hulk cartoons can be canon too. They just need to explain away the two caps
BlackStar25 - 4/25/2024, 9:23 AM
Thought the deaths would have been faked....but if Magneto is alive....Its all real

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encyclopedicmin - 4/25/2024, 4:44 PM
So which means the F4 are on the same Earth as well now bring Gambit the speculated Summers brother back from the dead and reunite him with his lady.

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