Get ready X-Men fans because a long-awaited sequel to the classic animated series is coming. Better yet, X-Men ’97 will reunite the majority of the original cast!
Fans of the original X-Men The Animated Series have reason to rejoice this Disney+ Day. The streamer has announced that a sequel series titled X-Men ’97 is heading to Disney Plus. Fans will enjoy this all-new animated series that revisits the iconic era and cast of characters from 1992’s X-Men: The Animated Series. Following a familiar team with the “DNA of the original show,” an impactful event in X-Men ‘97 will launch the reunited X-Men into an all-new chapter that will resonate with fans of the original series.
Ordinarily, this news would be noteworthy enough. But it gets better. The series will revisit a classic period in X-Men history, with many of the same cast members from its original run! You heard right, the majority of the original cast are returning to reprise their roles. Cal Dodd, Lenore Zann, George Buza, Alison Sealy-Smith, Chris Potter, Catherine Disher, Adrian Hough, and Christopher Britton are all back. And many will go on to voice new additions to the X-Men roster.
X-Men ’97 will also welcome several new voices to the cast, including Jennifer Hale, Anniwaa Buachie; Ray Chase, Matthew Waterson, JP Karliak, Holly Chou, Jeff Bennett, and AJ LoCascio.
The head writer and executive producer on X-Men ’97 is Beau DeMayo. The supervising director is Jake Castorena and supervising producer is Charley Feldman. Also consulting on the new series are X-Men: The Animated Series producers and showrunners Eric and Julia Lewald; plus original series director Larry Houston.
This is wonderful news and it will be sending fans of the classic series into delirium. Myself included. Just having Cal Dodd back to voice Wolverine is enough to have me reaching for my adamantium! And now we can all look forward to the series’ release on Disney Plus in 2023.
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