X-Men ’97 is the long-awaited successor to X-Men The Animated Series set to hit Disney Plus next year. In a new interview, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige teases the mutants making their jump to live-action in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Kevin Feige finally broke his silence on X-Men ’97 during a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight. The Marvel Studios president teased the drama that cuts to the core of the X-Men in the upcoming animated series revival on Disney Plus, ending on a sly hint about the live-action future of the mutants in the MCU beyond the series:
“It’s super exciting. But the X-Men are as solid and rich and great concept of characters that exist,” Feige explains. “The return of the animated series next year which we’re very excited about. I saw some new final episodes today which really bring you back to that core of who the X-Men are – that soap opera of who those characters represent.”
“And, then in live-action people will see,” He teased. “Perhaps, soon.”
Given Kevin Feige gave this interview on the red carpet for The Marvels, it’s likely he’s speaking of the film’s hype-inducing post-credits scene. While specific details won’t be covered here, it’s clear the mutants have a place in the MCU beyond animated spin-offs like X-Men ’97. Hopefully soon enough they’ll be headlining their own projects!
What can fans expect from X-Men ’97?
The final episode of the original series saw the X-Men saying goodbye to Charles Xavier as he left with Lilandra to visit the Shi’Ar homeworld. X-Men ’97 will pick up where the original series left off and promises to feature some of the most iconic villains from the X-Men universe, including Mister Sinister, Emma Frost, Sebastian Shaw, Callisto and Valerie Cooper.
Fans can look forward to the return of some of their favorite voice actors from the original series, including Cal Dodd, Lenore Zann, George Buza, Adrian Hough, Christopher Britton, Catherine Disher, Chris Potter, Alison Sealy-Smith, and Alyson Court. In addition, X-Men ’97 will include the voice talents of Jennifer Hale, Anniwaa Buachie, Ray Chase, Matthew Waterson, JP Karliak, Holly Chou, Jeff Bennett and AJ LoCascio.
X-Men ’97 was originally slated to premiere in the fall of 2022, but has been pushed back with no official release date. With Marvel reducing its Disney Plus output, X-Men ’97 is now expected to debut sometime in 2024.
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