The upcoming revival of the classic X-Men cartoon is highly anticipated, but it sure is taking its time getting to audiences. It's official release window is still set for Fall 2023, but that may get delayed in the coming weeks.
Recently, San Diego Comic-Con 2023 (SDCC) attendees were treated to the first look at finished footage from the show. This included a glimpse into an interrogation with Dr. Trask, Cyclops lending a hand to his teammates, a pregnant Jean Grey, and more.
The Cast of X-Men '97 Get the Spotlight
New art assets were revealed for X-Men '97 that put a spotlight on the show's large line-up of mutant heroes.
Within the tagline, "Previously on X-Men," the extensive cast of the series can be seen pictured, including the following faces:
- Jean Grey
The same group of mutants can be seen crammed in the X-Men's classic logo.
Another group shot sees the heroes below the show's title treatment as they make their comeback to the Disney+ scene.
Then, some of the characters got little duo shots, the first of which features Jubilee and newcomer Sunspot.
Storm and Wolverine stand at the ready to protect anyone who needs it.
Iconic couple Jean Grey and Cyclops look ready for anything as they show off their classic superhero costumes.
The other fan-favorite duo, Gambit and Rogue, also get a nice art piece together.
Sadly, Jubilee's original voice actress Alyson Court will not be returning to voice the character. Reportedly, Holly Chou is set to take over for her.
Cal Dodd will be returning as the voice of everyone's favorite clawed hero, Wolverine.
Alison Sealy Smith's Storm graces her own image as the powerful mutant who can psionically control the weather.
Lenore Zann's iconic southern accent will return when Rogue takes the screen once again.
Ray Chase will take over the role of Cyclops from the late Norm Spencer, who sadly passed away in 2020.
When Might a Trailer Land for X-Men '97?
While this new art is nice, fans are likely getting anxious for a proper trailer for the show to release publicly—especially since none of the bits from Episode 1 that were shown at SDCC have been released yet.
At the very least, it's a good sign that Marvel Studios did have finished work to share. Hopefully, a teaser of some sort lands before the year is done.
Sadly, X-Men '97 does not currently have a release window. At one point, it was expected to drop by the end of 2023, but many now suspect it won't release until 2024.
While the wait for Season 1 might be lengthy, the series is already developing a second season. Hopefully, fans won't have to wait nearly as long for those episodes.