RIP X-Men ’97: Woke Nonbinary Characters Confirmed

Trailer and release date announced for Disney+.

Trailer and release date announced for Disney+.

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And it’s RIP X-Men’97 as it’s learned the animated series will feature woke characters with Morph who is described as nonbinary.

That’s not all as it’s also said Morph has an “interesting relationship with Wolverine” — whatever that means.

Empire Magazine has a featured article on the X-Men ’97 series where Morph’s characterization is described:

The death of shapeshifter Morph in the original animated series (it didn’t stick, obviously) was shocking for young viewers, and it stuck with DeMayo. “He really set the stakes,” he says, “and he had a very interesting relationship with the team because of trauma.” This is a lighter take on the character, who is nonbinary and has an interesting buddy relationship with Wolverine. The character’s past with Mister Sinister, the show’s villain, could also come into play.

Marvel also released the trailer today, watch below, and announced the series will be released on Disney+ on March 20.

More than likely it’s also safe to say the X-Men will be woke AF in Feige’s live-action MCU.

Update: Fans have also pointed out Rogue has been changed.

Update #2: X-Men ’97 writer and producer Beau DeMayo says Storm is the most powerful character (more powerful than Jean Grey?!). See below.

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Via Empire Magazine

What is X-Men ’97 about?

X-Men ’97 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, forced to face a dangerous and unexpected new future. The voice cast includes Ray Chase as Cyclops, Jennifer Hale as Jean Grey, Alison Sealy-Smith as Storm, Cal Dodd as Wolverine, JP Karliak as Morph, Lenore Zann as Rogue, George Buza as Beast, AJ LoCascio as Gambit, Holly Chou as Jubilee, Isaac Robinson-Smith as Bishop, Matthew Waterson as Magneto and Adrian Hough as Nightcrawler.

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Beau DeMayo serves as head writer; episodes are directed by Jake Castorena, Chase Conley and Emi Yonemura. Featuring music by The Newton Brothers, the series is executive produced by Brad Winderbaum, Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, and DeMayo.

Watch the trailer:

Marvel Animation's X-Men '97 | Official Trailer | Disney+

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