At last years Disney+ Day, it was revealed that Marvel Studios would be reviving the classic 1990’s animated series, “X-Men” and it will be coming to Disney+ in 2023.
The new animated series is called “X-Men ’97” from Marvel Studios explores new stories in the iconic 90s timeline of the original series.
Recently, new details on the series were revealed in an interview on Justin Underwood’s YouTube channel, where X-Men: The Animated Series‘ writers Eric and Julia Lewald teased details about Marvel Studios’ “X-Men ’97” including a rough release window and revealing how many episodes there will be in the first season.
“There is great love and affection and respect from an entire group of people that are doing this show, starting at the top with Beau DeMayo as the showrunner. And they have this challenge, I believe, looking at 10 episodes for the first season that’s gonna come out mid-next year, and they’re starting it soon after ours ended.”
It was also revealed in the interview how connected the new series will be to the original.
“There’ll be references, fans will be able to sit down and say ‘Oh, I’m thinking about stuff that happened previously on X-Men, and it’s gonna lead into… So, they’re starting at that starting point and then building the stories that they’d like to go off of that.”
Currently, Disney+ hasn’t revealed its Marvel schedule for 2022, let alone for 2023, so it’ll probably be a long time until we get an official release date for the new X-Men series. It’s also worth noting that this new series isn’t connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so Disney has much more freedom in its release schedule.
The original “X-Men” animated series is available on Disney+ now.
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