The X-Men animated series from the 90's is still, to this day, considered one of the best of all time. I wasn't into Marvel at that time, except for Spider-Man. I only just started watching X-Men The Animated Series this year, believe or not. I have to admit I've never been particularly attached to the X-Men, but even I can admit it's a damn good show. One of the biggest announcements this year was the fact that the show was actually returning!
Marvel officially announced X-Men '97 in November. This was during the Disney+ Day event and honestly, X-Men fans freaked out. The show is a revival of the animated series from the 90's and should, allegedly, pick up where the original series left off. For those who don't remember that was with an attempt to save Charles Xavier's life.
Other than the fact that the show is going to pick up where the original ended, we don't know very much about it. For example, I'd love to know what kind of animation the show is going to use. People are really attached to the animation and art style of the original. Will they try to emulate it? Or perhaps will they just modernize it. We might be finding out as early as Friday.
There is going to be a panel at SDCC to give an exclusive first look at the X-Men '97 series! Maybe if we're lucky they have some kind of trailer set up, and it gets online quickly? I certainly hope so, because I'm really eager to see what this show looks like.
There is some other good news, too. We already know that a lot of the original cast and crew are returning to work on the series. In one of Marvel's official podcasts Brad Winderbaum, the man in charge of both streaming and animation at Marvel studios had this to say.
"This is the first X-Men title produced by Marvel Studios. 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. Over the years, as we've met with so many filmmakers who have come in to pitch on various projects, the touchstone that we hear over and over again is X-Men: The Animated Series."