X-MEN '97 Trailer And Poster Finally Bring The Mutants Into The MCU Under New "Marvel Animation" Banner

X-MEN '97 Trailer And Poster Finally Bring The Mutants Into The MCU Under New "Marvel Animation" Banner X-MEN '97 Trailer And Poster Finally Bring The Mutants Into The MCU Under New "Marvel Animation" Banner

We've seen the odd mutant here and there in the MCU's Multiverse, but the team is put front and centre in a new trailer and poster for X-Men '97 ahead of its launch on Disney+ next month. Check it out...

By JoshWilding - Feb 15, 2024 04:02 PM EST
Filed Under: X-Men '97
Source: Toonado.com

As we first reported on Toonado.com earlier today, Marvel Studios has finally released the first trailer (and poster) for X-Men '97. Of course, given how long merchandise for the X-Men: The Animated Series revival has been on store shelves, it feels like we've already refamiliarised ourselves with the heroes. 

In fairness, nothing we've seen before now has truly done X-Men '97's animation style justice; as you'll see in this sneak peek, it's been given a modern spin that will ensure the show feels relevant in 2024 but retains the charm and style which helped make its predecessor so iconic. Tonally, the series appears unchanged. 

In this preview, Wolverine and Cyclops resume their old rivalry as the latter steps up to lead the team. The Sentinels also receive the spotlight, as does a very cool moment which features Gambit using his powers to kinetically charge up Logan's claws! 

However, the biggest twist is saved for last as we learn that Professor X has left everything to Magneto...the real new leader of the X-Men?! And no, your eyes don't deceive you; it appears Jean Grey is indeed pregnant. Assuming that is really Jean, of course. 

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"X-Men'97 revisits the iconic era of the 1990s as The X-Men," reads a brief synopsis, "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 now-confirmed 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 serves as head writer; episodes are directed by Jake Castorena, Chase Conley and Emi Yonemura. Featuring music by The Newton Brothers, the series is executive produced by Brad Winderbaum, Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and DeMayo.

X-Men '97, which will be released under the newly launched "Marvel Animation" banner (similar to how the TV-MA Echo fell under "Marvel Spotlight"), is set to premiere on Disney+ on March 20.

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Order66
Order66 - 2/15/2024, 4:07 PM
“To me, my X-Men” is equivalent to “Avengers Assemble”. So freakin excited for this.
SonOfAGif
SonOfAGif - 2/15/2024, 4:10 PM
@Order66 - and "Wakanda Forever!!"
Thing94
Thing94 - 2/15/2024, 5:00 PM
@SonOfAGif - Ehhhhhh
mountainman
mountainman - 2/15/2024, 5:35 PM
@SonOfAGif - Not nearly as iconic over the long term but it may get there some day.
marvel72
marvel72 - 2/15/2024, 10:19 PM
@SonOfAGif - Not quite maybe one.
Tasmaniac
Tasmaniac - 2/16/2024, 6:09 PM
@Order66 - Man, I got tingles in my ball bag.
narrow290
narrow290 - 2/15/2024, 4:10 PM
lets be real, the original animation was choppy af this is much better imo
HashTagSwagg
HashTagSwagg - 2/15/2024, 4:32 PM
@narrow290 - They're barely moving in this, it looks like a newgrounds animation.
SATW42
SATW42 - 2/15/2024, 4:44 PM
@HashTagSwagg - you keep saying this, and either you don't truly know what you are saying, or your mind processes moving images differently from the rest of society.

It doesn't look any worse than Invincible, which most everyone here fawns over.
lazlodaytona
lazlodaytona - 2/15/2024, 5:37 PM
@narrow290 - maybe some of us like the waters choppy ... I know my lady does in the evenings.

I need a toothbrush....
HashTagSwagg
HashTagSwagg - 2/15/2024, 6:50 PM
@SATW42 - Invincible my ass, look at that shot where they're enter the club, they look like static images being dragged across the screen. It looks fan made, where the hell is the production value?
vectorsigma
vectorsigma - 2/15/2024, 8:15 PM
@HashTagSwagg - very true.

Marvel studios bring a cheaply made animation and the loyalists will gobble it up without question.
SATW42
SATW42 - 2/15/2024, 9:28 PM
@HashTagSwagg - yeah you just don’t want to hear the truth. Invincible is cheaply made with really weird sound mixing and stilted voice over and the animation isn’t that impressive at all, but it ain’t Disney and there’s blood so, it gets the pass from the lot of you
HashTagSwagg
HashTagSwagg - 2/15/2024, 9:41 PM
@SATW42 - I don't think invincible is particularly great but it's animation is league's better that what I saw in that trailer. I mean come on, Wolverine is literally doing a Berserk 2016 walk.
Repian
Repian - 2/15/2024, 4:10 PM
I want to see an animated series under the "Marvel Animation" label of Heroes for Hire with this animation style.
bkmeijer1
bkmeijer1 - 2/15/2024, 4:59 PM
@Repian - that's a great idea.

Think heading into the next Saga, Marvel should focus more on their banners and less on just churning out shows. Animation, Special Presentation and Spotlight are better suited to tell one-shot type adventures imo
tmp3
tmp3 - 2/15/2024, 4:11 PM
Ehhhhh. What If had pretty strong animation, my issue was just the writing. I think this has the potential for strong writing, given the source material of the comics, but the animation isn’t doing any favors. We’ll see.
FusionWarrior
FusionWarrior - 2/15/2024, 4:16 PM
Oh boy, 90s Marvel Nostalgia!
ATrueHero1987
ATrueHero1987 - 2/15/2024, 4:18 PM
Not a fan of the voice for Wolverine. Other than that, I'm ready to check this out when it's released.
CerealKiller1
CerealKiller1 - 2/15/2024, 4:28 PM
@ATrueHero1987 - Yeah it’s a shame, they were in a lose lose situation. The original voice actor is a lot older, hence why he sounds so different. If they hired a new guy, everyone would’ve been up in arms about the recast
Arthorious
Arthorious - 2/15/2024, 8:26 PM
@CerealKiller1 - isn’t the Cyclops voices actor different? He sounds pretty spot on
ObserverIO
ObserverIO - 2/16/2024, 4:51 AM
@ATrueHero1987 - I'm right there with you. I had such nostalgic pleasure in hearing Storm, Rogue and Cyclops again and then Wolverine speaks. That was not Wolverine. He didn't even make any efforts to sound like him.

I had the same distaste when they replaced Gambit in later episodes. It's gonna be even worse with Jubilee, because the real actress is right there in the cast, playing someone else.
ObserverIO
ObserverIO - 2/16/2024, 4:52 AM
@CerealKiller1 - Wait, it's the same guy?!
CerealKiller1
CerealKiller1 - 2/16/2024, 7:51 AM
@Arthorious - He is indeed, but the original voice actor died so they had no choice
CerealKiller1
CerealKiller1 - 2/16/2024, 7:52 AM
@ObserverIO - Yep. New cyclops, old wolverine. As said before, guy is much older, but it is very noticeably different
knomad
knomad - 2/15/2024, 4:19 PM
Is this really going to be considered MCU-canon?
tb86
tb86 - 2/15/2024, 4:22 PM
@knomad - Obviously not. This is a sequel to a cartoon series that existed way long before The MCU. What makes you say that?
SATW42
SATW42 - 2/15/2024, 4:46 PM
@tb86 - some of the creators got cute in early interviews, and rumor sites ran with stories
MahN166A
MahN166A - 2/15/2024, 5:33 PM
@tb86 - Possibly also to the fact that the X-Men TAS theme has been overlayed to Kamala Harris' MUTANT Revelation and seeing Professor X's appearance in MOM.
mountainman
mountainman - 2/15/2024, 5:37 PM
@knomad - As another universe in the multiverse maybe. But not in the main MCU one.
tb86
tb86 - 2/15/2024, 6:00 PM
@MahN166A - So, they played the 60s Spider-Man theme in the opening of Spider-Man: Homecoming. Does that make that cartoon an MCU product?
MahN166A
MahN166A - 2/15/2024, 7:46 PM
@tb86 - The fact that there are variants and multiverses established with the MCU? Yeah, technically.
ObserverIO
ObserverIO - 2/16/2024, 4:55 AM
@knomad - It could be canon to the multiverse saga. But it's certainly not canon to the sacred timeline, if that's what you meant by MCU.
knomad
knomad - 2/16/2024, 10:09 AM
@tb86 - Umm.. the headline? "Bringing the mutants into the MCU"?
tb86
tb86 - 2/16/2024, 3:48 PM
@knomad - Well the headline is wrong.
knomad
knomad - 2/18/2024, 7:58 PM
@tb86 - Wilding strikes again!
ShellHead
ShellHead - 2/15/2024, 4:20 PM
Looks like MCU Hype is back on the menu boys!

Fogs
Fogs - 2/15/2024, 5:17 PM
@ShellHead - I love this, lol
mountainman
mountainman - 2/15/2024, 5:37 PM
@ShellHead - All it takes is making projects with characters the audience actually wants to see.
tb86
tb86 - 2/15/2024, 5:58 PM
@ShellHead - It's not MCU.
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