Slated to premiere in 2023 on the streamer, this reboot of X-Men: The Animated Series, X-Men '97 was expected to be the first MCU project featuring Marvel's mutants ahead of Hugh Jackman's Deadpool 3 return.
When Will X-Men '97 Release on Disney Plus?
While Marvel Studios announced a Fall 2023 release for X-Men '97 at San Diego Comic-Con, new evidence suggests that's officially no longer the case.
The pre-registration United States copyright for Episode 1 of X-Men '97, as first reported via Scarlet Witch Updates, includes a now-projected publication date of January 3, 2024.
This new release window supports prior rumors and reports claiming the Disney+ reboot would be delayed until 2024, as well as X-Men '97 showrunner, Beau DeMayo, telling fans online he "can neither confirm nor deny rumors:"
"Breath. Understand I can neither confirm nor deny rumors. Just be patient. Soon. :)"
But as for the series' new potential release date, do note that January 3, 2024, is the first Wednesday of the year, meaning it could be a placeholder for an unspecified 2024 release.
Why Is X-Men '97 Delayed?
While Marvel Studios has yet to officially confirm X-Men '97's delay, in light of this new publication date, that's likely to change in the coming weeks.
And, even though January 3, 2024, may be a placeholder date, a January or early 2024 release is still possible since Marvel recently confirmed the reboot's main characters and show merchandise has already been revealed.
Whether the strike and its effects contributed to the animated show's delay - or could in the coming weeks and months - is unknown.
Fans should expect to hear more about X-Men '97's release at San Diego Comic-Con in July.