X-MEN '97 Showrunner Teases Onslaught Plans And Confirms Morph's Romantic Interest In Wolverine

X-MEN '97 Showrunner Teases Onslaught Plans And Confirms Morph's Romantic Interest In Wolverine X-MEN '97 Showrunner Teases Onslaught Plans And Confirms Morph's Romantic Interest In Wolverine

X-Men '97 showrunner Beau DeMayo has teased his plans for Onslaught in the revival and confirms Morph does indeed have romantic feelings for his teammate, Wolverine. Find more details, and spoilers, here!

By JoshWilding - May 16, 2024 10:05 AM EST
Filed Under: X-Men '97
Source: Toonado.com

X-Men '97's first season wrapped up on Disney+ yesterday and showrunner Beau DeMayo has returned to X and shared more insights into the finale, "Tolerance Is Extinction - Part 3."

As we first reported on Toonado.com, he began by revealing what we've long suspected since the series started: Morph does indeed have romantic feelings for Wolverine. That was hinted at in a shower scene earlier in the season, and DeMayo has confirmed the non-binary mutant's feelings are indeed one-sided. 

This adds new context to the scene in the finale when Morph transforms into Jean Grey and, in that form, tells Logan they love him. Now, we know that what initially seemed like the mutant's way of comforting his dying friend was, in fact, a declaration of love...

DeMayo also credited the team who worked on X-Men '97 for faithfully recreating iconic comic book panels and strongly hinted that Professor X and Magneto's psyches merging to become Onslaught was part of his long-term plan for the show.

Whether that will carry over into future seasons now he's no longer Head Writer remains to be seen.

Finally, the showrunner - who parted ways with Marvel Studios after season 1 wrapped - addressed Gambit's death, revealing it was simply "the first act" of his and Rogue's story.

In the closing moments of "Tolerance Is Extinction - Part 3," we saw Apocalypse find one of Remy's charred playing cards in the ruins of Genosha, suggesting he'll be resurrected as one of the villain's Four Horsemen: Death. 

DeMayo also confirmed that the missing X-Men (Wolverine, Morph, Storm, Jubilee, and Sunspot) are in either 3000 B.C. or 3960 A.D, meaning there isn't a third, mystery timeline set to be introduced.

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.

All episodes of X-Men '97 are now streaming on Disney+. 

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HashTagSwagg - 5/16/2024, 10:14 AM
Sinister phucked Morph up more than we could ever have imagined.
Comicmoviejunki - 5/16/2024, 12:45 PM
@HashTagSwagg - 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
FireandBlood - 5/16/2024, 10:14 AM
It’s been obvious Morph’s got a thing for Logan.

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(And I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Logan’s already smashed)
Vigor - 5/16/2024, 10:18 AM
@FireandBlood - Logan be like " turn into psylocke for me. Change... everything"

Morph - "say no more"
MyCoolYoung - 5/16/2024, 10:22 AM
@FireandBlood - with how long wolverine lives, him being pansexual or something like that wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest
Vigor - 5/16/2024, 10:23 AM
@MyCoolYoung - facts
FireandBlood - 5/16/2024, 10:24 AM
@MyCoolYoung - Exactly. The guy has likely, at the very least, dabbled. On top of that, Claremont allegedly intended to make him bisexual way back when, but Marvel put a stop to it due to their ‘no gay’ policy back in the 80s.
MyCoolYoung - 5/16/2024, 10:34 AM
@FireandBlood - The '80s was a crazy time. The limitations of certain eras that kept writers under restriction have been lifted, and now people saying "everything woke, go back" is somewhat ironic
FireandBlood - 5/16/2024, 10:36 AM
@MyCoolYoung - Their only issue has and always will be the fact that those restrictions have been lifted.
MyCoolYoung - 5/16/2024, 11:37 AM
@FireandBlood - facts
marvel72 - 5/16/2024, 1:16 PM
@FireandBlood - He would have lost a lot of fans.
FireandBlood - 5/16/2024, 1:59 PM
@marvel72 - Why? Does Wolverine’s sexuality factor into how much you like the character? And why would him sleeping with both men and women change how you felt about the character up until this point?
mpk1988 - 5/16/2024, 6:20 PM
@FireandBlood - Why? Why has he dabbled? For the majority of straight men it's repulsive - so it's either him being this way or that - no pan or other kitchen utensils
marvel72 - 5/16/2024, 7:30 PM
@FireandBlood - Because my favourite characters aren't gay and yes the way they make that the most important aspect of the characters personality in comics today,yeah major turn off.
FireandBlood - 5/16/2024, 8:32 PM
@marvel72 - But they were meant to be. What does that say about the type of characters your favour? Or does your homophobia prevent you from appreciating a character if they are gay? Which is funny, considering we’re talking about a character who belongs to a group who are an allegory to a gay group fighting for their rights.
FireandBlood - 5/16/2024, 8:35 PM
@mpk1988 - Very weird that any straight would be worried and upset about where another man is sticking his sausage and is serious question who it is you’re getting off on when you’re fantasise about where Wolverine’s sticking his sausage and trust me, it doesn’t look so “straight” from where I’m sitting.
KennKathleen - 5/16/2024, 10:09 PM
@FireandBlood - before 'MURICA decided where you put your mouth and private parts were more important than EVERYTHING, Mutants were majorly a representation of civil rights inequalities, and synagogue of satan sympathizers.

Now, the synagogue of satan is obliteraing their neibouring culture, while we are still watching our people getting shot, hung, hunted and tortured.

Meanwhile, 99% of media platforms have been hijacked by "brainbow 🌈 washing", with Sodomite/affiliates & friends claiming straight male fears of gay men is THE problem.

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KennKathleen - 5/16/2024, 10:12 PM
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FireandBlood - 5/16/2024, 11:11 PM
@KennKathleen - Gay men exist. It’s a real thing. Get used to it. The more you “straight” guys add attention to this, the vitriol you throw at it, it just makes you guys look sus af. I’m straight and I couldn’t care less what another man gets up to like that, but I’m certainly not going to look at him sideways, let alone, change my entire opinion on him, just because he likes men. That’s just straight up hateful, homophobic behaviour, no matter which way you try slice it. And homophobes, racists, sexists, all of you types, you really are to dredges of society and don’t even deserve to be heard, seen or in any way acknowledged.
KennKathleen - 5/17/2024, 12:54 AM
@FireandBlood -🙄🤔😐

So my agreement/obedience to Biblical law means that I have a fear of homosexuals?

I don't agree with car insurance, but I am not terrified of the insurance companies.

I'd like to see exactly what vitriol you are calling out here.

The fact that you are so quick to type me in with sexists, racists, and the dredged of society, over a potential misdiagnosed homophobia claim, feels a bit off.

FireandBlood - 5/17/2024, 2:53 AM
@KennKathleen - We’re way past selectively picking what biblical laws you want to try and use to try justify your homophobia. That type of shit doesn’t wash anymore. Stand on it, so the rest of us can recognise you for the type of person you are.
KennKathleen - 5/17/2024, 8:03 AM
@FireandBlood - I'm not selectively picking. That's my point.

Your response here has helped me recognize what type you are as well. Take care Bub.
newhire13 - 5/17/2024, 10:15 AM
@marvel72 - I can’t imagine being that pressed about what another man does in the bedroom. Especially a fictional one.
FireandBlood - 5/17/2024, 10:31 AM
@newhire13 - Right? The way they’re bothered about where Logan chooses to stick it inadvertently makes them look kind of gay, and they don’t even realise because as straight man, why would you care? Logan is still Logan, regardless of his sexual orientation.
FireandBlood - 5/17/2024, 10:32 AM
@KennKathleen - I’m all but certain you’re not at all strict with your biblical law, especially the way you was talking about Megan the Stallion on the other thread. As k said, you pick and choose when it suits whatever backwards shit you’re trying to reinforce.

You do you, though.
KennKathleen - 5/17/2024, 10:44 AM
@FireandBlood - I stand by what I said regarding Megan the Stallion.

I believe she would've had the perfect build for Storm. You're reaching, making strawman arguments, name-calling, and investigating me to justify a back and forth between us that has no purpose.

PS: Who the hell is K???

PSS: "...whatever backwards shit you're trying to reinforce."


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Vigor - 5/16/2024, 10:17 AM
I really like this guy. His comment about director's ego is how I've always felt.

It also blows my mind that people need some of these plot elements spelled out for them. Especially about Morph and wolverine. They made it pretty clear that Morph loved Wolverine and the romantic feelings are one sided. The fact that a burly masculine man like Wolveri e accepts Morph as a close friend and isn't put off by Morphs affection speaks a lot to wolverines character. Many can learn from that
malschla - 5/16/2024, 9:26 PM
@Vigor - Would your position change if it were a burly man being so forward with a woman?
newhire13 - 5/17/2024, 10:18 AM
@malschla - You act like overly forward men don’t exist in media.
malschla - 5/17/2024, 9:49 PM
@newhire13 - Do I? In what way? And how does that change anything in my question? If it is celebrated in one instance, shouldn’t it be celebrated in all similar regardless of gender?
MotherGooseUPus - 5/16/2024, 10:21 AM
What an absolutely EPIC first season. I loved it more than i ever thought possible. Credit to Beau and his team of writers, directors etc.... job WELL done. it was f*cking amazing. Hope S2 and beyond can duplicate this season
TheMetaMan - 5/16/2024, 10:26 AM
@MotherGooseUPus - I concur. I’m overly impressed this season cooked hard! The possibilities are endless for future seasons in terms of storylines and character adaptations. Personally I’d love to see characters like Nate Grey, New Son, Mister M, Wanda, Jamie Braddox, Hope Summers, Legion, Rachel Summers, Meggan Peccanu and the Fury make an appearance in the upcoming seasons. One can hope. 🤞🏿
Evansly - 5/16/2024, 10:41 AM
@MotherGooseUPus - I completely agree. I wasn't expecting to find an animated show that I liked more than Invincible but here we are
MotherGooseUPus - 5/16/2024, 2:56 PM
@Evansly - same here. The gold standard of animated shows, for me, imo was JLU. XMen 97 may have just topped it, but i need to rewatch some JLU now. Regardless, what a fantastic show it was. we are all spoiled with how good this is.

GOO LUCK to the MCU Xmen topping '97... i dont see it being possible
BruceWayng - 5/16/2024, 10:23 AM
“ You know when you’re secretly in love a close friend, and you’re terrified to tell them?”

GhostDog - 5/16/2024, 10:23 AM
The Morph stuff was beyond obvious. Bro has been DOWN BAD for Weapon X.
Doomsday8888 - 5/16/2024, 10:26 AM
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I need DeMayo to come back.
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I need him back.
Doomsday8888 - 5/16/2024, 10:28 AM
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Spidey91 - 5/16/2024, 11:03 AM
@Doomsday8888 - I wouldn't be surprised if they already got in touch with him. the fact that he's openly talking now and exposing himself again (no, not in that way :p ) tells me the reason he got removed probably wasn't that big of a deal to begin with, otherwise Marvel/Disney would've NDA'd his ass about talking about the show already.
Doomsday8888 - 5/16/2024, 11:40 AM
Ehhh it's free marketing for them, so...
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