The time for Avengers is seemingly coming to an end. A new rumor suggests Marvel is shelving the team in the next phase of the MCU to focus on mutants and the X-Men.
With Marvel finally regaining the rights to the X-Men following their purchase of 20th Century Fox, the mutants are finally coming to the MCU. However, it seems they’ll be coming in a bigger way than many may have expected, with a new rumor suggesting that the team will take centerstage in the next saga and push The Avengers to the sidelines:
“Several Mutant-themed projects are currently in the works, with the narrative centering around the mutants,” Insider Cryptic4KQual wrote on Twitter/X. “The Avengers will have minimal presence and will not be the primary focus of the saga.”
It certainly makes sense for Marvel to go all in on mutants. While The Avengers weren’t an unknown quantity before the MCU, they were far from Marvel’s biggest draw. The X-Men have always contended with Hulk and Spider-Man as the company’s most popular characters. Here’s to hoping this swing at a cinematic universe can finally do Darwin justice!
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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