Fans of the original X-Men: The Animated Series have always treated it as the gold standard for Marvel cartoons, as it introduced a generation of fans to Marvel’s merry mutants. There have been rumblings of a reboot or a continuation over the years, especially after Disney regained the X-Men rights after acquiring Fox assets. So of course, all eyes were on Disney+ Day to see what new Marvel announcements were coming down the pipeline, and fans were not disappointed after receiving word of an X-Men: The Animated Series revival heading to Disney+ in 2023.
As The Wrap revealed, The official title of the new animated series is X-Men ’97, which is already in production at the streaming service. The new X-Men animated series will pick up after the original ended, coincidentally in September 1997. The final episode featured Professor Charles Xavier gravely injured in an attack by the mutant-hater Henry Peter Gyrich. Xavier’s only hope for survival is to take Princess Lilandra up on her offer to leave Earth and head to the Shi’ar empire. The X-Men are joined by their rival and Xavier’s best friend, Magneto, to say goodbye to their leader during his final moments on the planet.