Later this month, Marvel Animation is releasing a brand new series, “X-Men ’97,” on Disney+. The series revisits the iconic era of the 1990s as The X-Men, a band of mutants who use their uncanny gifts to protect a world that hates and fears them, are challenged like never before and forced to face a dangerous and unexpected new future.

Beau DeMayo is the head writer and a producer on the upcoming revival of the classic 1990s animated series; however, according to THR, Beau is no longer working for Marvel. This has all happened very suddenly, and his company email has been deactivated.

The crew and cast of the upcoming Marvel animated series have been informed about his firing, as they are still working on the second season. Beau’s Instagram account has also been deleted, and no official details on why Beau has left Marvel have been revealed.

This coming Wednesday, Disney is planning on hosting a screening event for “X-Men ’97”, as the show heads into the final week of promotion before the first two episodes arrive on Disney+ on March 20th 2024.

Beau DeMayo has previously worked as a writer on the Disney+ Original series, “Moon Knight”, the Netflix Original series, “The Witcher” and Paramount+ Original “Beau DeMayo”. He also worked on early drafts of the upcoming Marvel film, “Blade”.

While it’s common, once a project is complete, for writers to move on from studios to work on other projects, it’s rare it happens while another season of the show is still being worked on and the premiere is just a week away, since they would usually be involved in the publicity and promotion of the projects.

Since Beau began working on the “X-Men ’97” series in 2021, there have been some issues with social media. The writer came off Twitter following accusations of whitewashing the character, Sunspot, following the casting of Brazilian actor Gui Agustini in the role.

The writer also ran a non-explicit Only Fans account, which inspired the LGBTQ publication Out to declare him “the Sexy, Gay Marvel Writer & Showrunner to Know.”

The abrupt nature of this firing is going to no doubt cause online speculation about what’s happened, and officially, we don’t know why. Is this a personal issue, or does it reflect on the upcoming “X-Men” series?

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