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New Heroes and Villains Revealed For ‘X-Men ’97’ Coming Fall 2023 to Disney+, Season 2 Confirmed

Marvel Studios’ Animation panel at San Diego Comic-Con is continuing to bring down the house. Now, we just got brand new information on X-Men ’97, a continuation on the 90s hit animated series.

The panel highlighted the return of the original X-Men team, which includes Rogue, Gambit, Jubilee, Storm, Cyclops, Jean Grey, Beast, and of course, Wolverine. The following images are courtesy of DiscussingFilm.

In an interesting move, Magneto will now lead the team and we got a first look. Also, Sunspot, Cable, Bishop, and Nightcrawler are among the new additions to the team as well.

Sinister is back as the villain, he will be joined by Calisto, Emma Frost, and Sebastian Shaw as villains.

The panel concluded with a confirmation that the series will debut on Disney+ Fall 2023. They also revealed they are hard at work on a second season, which will likely debut in 2024.

X-Men ’97 is the first Marvel Studios project to not be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and not produced by Kevin Feige. This is the first time that any of the cast from the 1992 X-Men series will be reprising their roles since Marvel vs. Capcom 2 in 2000. This is due to the voice actors from the previous Saban-produced Marvel animated programs reprising their roles between X-Men Children of the Atom and this game prior to being replaced in Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

Most of the voice cast is returning for X-Men ’97. Cal Dodd as James Howlett/Wolverine, George Buza as Dr. Henry “Hank” McCoy/Beast, Catherine Disher as Jean Grey, Chris Potter as Remy LeBeau/Gambit, Alison Sealy-Smith as Ororo Munroe/Storm, Adrian Hough as Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler, Christopher Britton as Nathaniel Essex/Mister Sinister. However, While Alyson Court will be part of the revival’s cast, she will not reprise her role as Jubilee, as, per her request, an Asian-American actress will be cast in the role.

X-Men ’97 will also welcome a number of 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. 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.