X-Men ’97 Shows Off Wolverine and More Marvel Legends

The series has been delayed but the figures are available in stores.

The series has been delayed but the figures are available in stores.

X-Men '97 Shows Off Wolverine and More Marvel Legends

While X-Men ’97 has been delayed on Disney+, the Hasbro Marvel Legends action figures for the show have made their way to retail stores, which includes Wolverine and more.

Social media users have posted images of the action figures, which look just like the cartoon.

In addition to Wolverine, the X-Men ’97 action figures include Gambit, Magneto, Storm, Rogue, and Bishop, and come priced at $24.97 each.

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When does X-Men ’97 get released?

Regarding the delay, recently saw an update about the Marvel TV schedule, where the X-Men ’97 animated series was originally supposed to be released this Fall but will now be released in early 2024.

What is X-Men ’97 about?

The show is retro and a love letter to the original, and season two is also in the works.

“We’re gonna be picking up about several months after Professor X left Earth after being shot by Henry Gyrich and had to return to the Shi’ar homeworld to be with Lilandra. And what ends up happening is that assassination attempt has led to this wave of increased sympathy towards mutants and understanding. Despite the Friends of Humanity still having their mullets and getting all kind of up in it, things are really starting to look up for mutants,” revealed writer and executive producer behind the series, Beau DeMayo in March.

DeMayo continued, “And this is going to kind of come to a head and leads to our X-Men to kind of say, ‘What does the future hold for us? We weren’t expecting this.’ And you’re going to have pretty much Cyclops and Storm really wanting to carry on the dream. They’ve recruited Morph and Bishop to actually become full-time members of the team while other X-Men like Jean, and the ‘will they won’t they couple’ Gambit and Rogue are starting to begin to question maybe there is a life we’ve been fighting to be for this life of acceptance. ‘Can we just go out there and enjoy it for once, maybe?’”

DeMayo adds about the Master of Magnetism, “And then, of course, somebody shows up who shouldn’t show up and it’s Magneto, who’s also kind of feeling like, ‘Professor X, he did a solid for mutantkind, I’m going to try and walk in his footsteps, I’m going to try and be a force of good for mutantkind.’”

Series pays homage to the original ’90s cartoon

“This is the first X-Men title produced by Marvel Studios,” Brad Winderbaum, Head of Streaming, Television, and Animation at Marvel Studio, said back in 2021. “What an amazing first step to reintroduce audiences to the X-Men with a look at one of the most pinnacle eras of the X-Men comics, which was the ‘90s. That iconic style that has its roots in Chris Claremont, and is celebrated in Jim Lee, and then again in The Animated Series.”

 X-Men ’97 will feature the voice talents of original X-Men: The Animated Series cast members including Cal Dodd, Lenore Zann, George Buza, Alison Sealy-Smith, Chris Potter, Catherine Disher, Adrian Hough, and Christopher Britton, who will both reprise their original roles and voicing entirely brand-new parts.

X-Men ’97 will also feature new voice talent including Jennifer Hale, Anniwaa Buachie, Ray Chase, Matthew Waterson, JP Karliak, Holly Chou, Jeff Bennett, and AJ LoCascio.

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