‘X-Men ’97’ Head Writer Beau DeMayo Provides Promising Update

An exciting update!

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Fans have been wondering when they’ll be getting concrete news on the X-Men ’97 animated series on Disney Plus ever since it was announced. The show’s head writer, Beau DeMayo, has shared an encouraging update on the show’s progress.

Despite a number of animated shows having been announced for the MCU’s Disney Plus lineup, fans have mostly been met with radio silence regarding updates on them. Many worry that shows like X-Men ’97 or Spider-Man: Freshman Year might even end up canceled. Luckily, X-Men ’97 head writer Beau DeMayo puts fans at ease by saying season 1 is almost completed, and a lot of work has been done on the second season:

“[Production] is going really, really well. We’re just in post-production on Season 1 and [right now] writing the finale for Season 2,” DeMayo spoke during San Diego Comic-Con. “I cannot be happier.”

While post-production can be anywhere from the shortest part of the project to the longest, it’s not likely fans will have to wait too much longer for X-Men ’97. Especially as it’s expected for some time this year, even the grimmest delays would likely only delay it into mid-2024. It’s yet to be seen if Beau DeMayo and his team can recapture the magic of the original X-Men: The Animated Series, but early reviews from clips shown at San Diego Comic-Con are certainly promising.

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 outputX-Men ’97 is now expected to debut sometime in 2024.

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