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X-Men ’97 on Disney+ (Release Date, Trailer & Story)

X-Men 97 is coming to Disney+, a continuation from the animated series of the 1990s where Magneto is the Headmaster, no cap.

Marvel Studios is bringing back the nostalgia with X-Men '97, a direct continuation of the beloved X-Men: The Animated Series from the 1990s, coming to Disney+ in March, 2024.

X-Men '97 is not a remake, but instead continues where the original series left off. Well, with one major change: Magneto is now the Headmaster. How cool is that?

X-Men 97 release date on Disney+

Marvel Animation's X-Men '97 releases on Disney+ on March 20, 2024. The show will feature 10 episodes.

What characters are in X-Men 97?

Based on promotional material and the trailer these are the list of confirmed main characters in the X-men 97 Animated Series coming to Disney+.

  • Wolverine
  • Gambit
  • Jean Grey
  • Cyclops
  • Beast
  • Nightcrawler
  • Rogue
  • Jubilee
  • Magneto
  • Professor X
  • Mystique
  • Bishop
  • Morph

A continuation from the original

X-Men '97 picks up where the original series left off, bringing back the ensemble of characters that defined a generation. The series boasts a mix of returning voices like Cal Dodd (Wolverine), Lenore Zann (Rogue), and George Buza (Beast), alongside new talent to bring fresh life into the series.

This blend of old and new extends to the production team, with Beau DeMayo taking the helm as head writer and executive producer, and original series' showrunners Eric and Julia Lewald consulting, ensuring the revival remains true to the spirit of the original while navigating the complexities of modern society.

In X-Men '97, Magneto has become the Headmaster of the X-Men Academy
In X-Men '97, Magneto has become the Headmaster of the X-Men Academy

Expanding the X-Men Universe

X-Men '97 is set to explore unresolved mysteries from the original series, with a storyline that sees the team grappling with their future after a significant event. The series will delve into the complexities of mutant and human co-existence, reflecting contemporary societal issues through the lens of its characters. One of which could be Morph, who now identifies as non-binary and whose character has been redesigned from the original series.

With the series introduced as part of the "Marvel Animated Multiverse" at the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con, it's clear that Marvel Studios sees X-Men '97 as a pivotal piece of its expanding storytelling universe.

But don't worry, they've kept the original theme tune.