“X-Men: 97” Trailer Reveals Marvel’s New Mutant-Powered Animated Disney+ Series

Marvel has dropped the official trailer for X-Men: 97, a revival of the beloved animated series from the mid-90s that spawned an entire generation of fans, both for the mutants and for those unbeatable costumes (Wolverine’s banana yellow suit is so iconic that Hugh Jackman dons it in the upcoming Deadpool & Wolverine).

Beau DeMayo (The Witcher) is the series’ head writer, and he picks up the story from the classic cartoon, which ran from 1992 to 1997, providing fans of the former show and new viewers alike a reason to tune in. X-Men: 97 will follow the former series’ finale, “Graduation Day,” in which (super belated spoiler alert!) Professor X dies. The trailer unveils the mutant A-team—the aforementioned Wolverine, Storm, Cyclops, Rogue, Beast, Gambit, Jubilee, Bishop, Morph, and more, all trying to carry on Professor X’s legacy.

Doing right by Professor X has been a central point of tension in the X-Men universe, from the animated series to the feature films. Members of the X-Men differ widely in their approach to protecting both their fellow mutants and humanity, a task that’s made all the more difficult by the latter’s often hostile, even violent response to mutant existence. Cyclops, for example, has always favored the noble,  straightforward approach. His foil and tormentor has long been Wolverine, the gruffiest, roughest of the X-Men. That dynamic looks like it will continue in X-Men: 97.

So, too, will the X-Men’s longstanding adversaries, including the ever-powerful Magento, the ying to Professor X’s yang. The 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.

Check out the trailer below. X-Men: 97 arrives on Disney+ on March 20:

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Featured image: Marvel’s “X-Men ’97” is coming to Disney+. Courtesy Disney+.


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