‘X-Men ’97’ Creator Beau DeMayo Fired By Marvel

A shocking development!

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The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Marvel Studios has terminated its relationship with Beau DeMayo, the creator of the upcoming Disney+ series X-Men ’97. This decision comes as a surprise given DeMayo’s active involvement in the series, which premieres on March 20th and serves as a continuation of the popular ’90s Fox Kids show.

According to THR, DeMayo’s Marvel firing occurred abruptly last week, with the company taking immediate steps to distance itself from the X-Men’ 97 creator. His company email was quickly deactivated, and both cast and crew were notified that he would no longer be part of the project. Adding to the bizarre nature of this decision, DeMayo’s Instagram account was deleted without an explanation.

The circumstances surrounding DeMayo’s dismissal remain unclear, especially considering his prior successful collaborations with Marvel, including his writing contributions to the live-action series Moon Knight and early drafts of the anticipated Blade. The timing is particularly perplexing as X-Men ’97 is gearing up for its Hollywood premiere on March 13, and discussions for a third season were already underway.

What to expect from Marvel’s X-Men: The Animated series revival

X-Men ’97 aims to pick up where the original ’90s animated classic left off, with the X-Men parting ways with Charles Xavier as he embarks on a journey to the Shi’Ar homeworld. To ensure authenticity and respect for the source material, original series writers Eric and Julia Lewald are on board as consultants, with Larry Houston, who directed the initial series, also contributing.

The revival boasts an impressive cast, blending familiar voices with new ones. Veterans Cal Dodd, Lenore Zann, George Buza, Adrian Hough, Christopher Britton, Catherine Disher, Chris Potter, Alison Sealy-Smith, and Alyson Court are reprising their roles, reuniting fans with the iconic characters they’ve grown to love. Joining them are a host of fresh talent including Jennifer Hale, Anniwaa Buachie, Ray Chase, Matthew Waterson, JP Karliak, Holly Chou, Jeff Bennett, and AJ LoCascio.

Originally anticipated for a fall 2022 debut, X-Men ’97 faced delays, pushing its premiere to an unconfirmed date. This setback aligns with broader interruptions to Marvel’s schedule on Disney Plus, but anticipation remains high. The first season of the revival consists of ten new episodes.

Stay tuned for the latest news on X-Men ’97 and the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

Rick Lemoine

Rick Lemoine

Raised on a hearty dose of Marvel and DC comics, Rick combines his love for superheroes with a knack for writing about Hollywood's brightest.