X-Men ’97: Producer Writer Beau DeMayo Fired: Exits Marvel and Disney+

Breaking news: The move happens a week before the big premiere on March 20.

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  • Beau DeMayo, producer and writer for the X-Men ’97 animated series, has been fired and has left Disney and Marvel
  • DeMayo had completed writing a second season and had ideas for a third
  • His departure was sudden, with no reason given, and he had been preparing for the Hollywood premiere of the show before his departure

In a shocker, a week prior to the big premiere on Disney+, it’s learned the producer and writer behind the highly anticipated X-Men ’97 animated series, Beau DeMayo, has been fired and has exited Disney and Marvel.

It’s reported Beau DeMayo had been busy working at Marvel as he had completed writing a second season of X-Men ’97 and had ideas for a Season 3.

THR even says Beau DeMayo had been lining up press, and making plans to attend X-Men ‘97’s Hollywood premiere, tomorrow, on March 13, which he will no longer attend.

X-Men 97 Disney Plus

Why was Beau DeMayo fired?

The site says that early last week is when DeMayo parted ways with Marvel and that his company e-mail has been deactivated and cast and crew were informed he was no longer on the project.

Beau DeMayo has also deleted his Instagram account, where the writer/producer was promoting the series with art and answering fan questions.

THR says that no reason has been given for the firing, and Deadline adds a reason for his departure is not clear and that Marvel has no comment.

DeMayo also wrote on Moon Knight for Marvel and early drafts of the upcoming Blade movie.

The X-Men ’97 animated series is due to be released on Disney+ on March 20. DeMayo had been with Marvel since getting hired in November of 2021. 

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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 cast includes Ray Chase, Jennifer Hale, Alison Sealy-Smith, Cal Dodd, Lenore Zann, and George Buza.

Watch the trailer:

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

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