One of the biggest surprise announcements of Disney+ Day in 2021, was that Marvel Studios would be bringing back the classic 1990s animated series, “X-Men”, for a new revival, “X-Men ’97”. Originally, the show was announced to be arriving on Disney+ in the Fall of 2023, and there are various new merchandise hitting stories featuring characters from the new animated series, indicating that the show was originally due to be out around now.
However, according to THR, the show is getting a scheduling change and will now release in early 2024. The reason for the release date change is due to the current actor’s and writer’s strike. Disney, along with other studios, are shifting around their schedules due to nothing being filmed right now. Disney is also trying to spread out its Marvel content, to help reduce its costs and slow down the impacts of superhero fatigue.
The new “X-Men ’97” series will star many of the voice talents from the original “X-Men: The Animated Series” including Cal Dodd, Lenore Zann, George Buza, Alison Sealy-Smith, Chris Potter, Catherine Disher, Adrian Hough, and Christopher Britton. The new show will also feature the voices of Jennifer Hale, Anniwaa Buachie, Ray Chase, Matthew Waterson, JP Karliak, Holly Chou, Jeff Bennett, and AJ LoCascio.
Earlier this summer, at the San Diego Comic-Con, fans in attendance during a special panel, got to see some early footage of the show and confirmed they are already working on a second season of the show.
While we wait for the new “X-Men ’97” series to arrive on Disney+ early next year, you can catch the original “X-Men: The Animated Series” right now on Disney+.
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Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.