The premiere of X-Men ‘97 created a lot of excitement amongst its fans. The much-awaited animated series is the direct follow-up of the 1992 released popular animated series X-Men: The Animated Series. The first two episodes of the superhero series premiered on March 20, 2024, on Disney+. And after the great reception of these two episodes of the Mutant series, fans are quite excited for the third episode of the first season.

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X-Men Animated Series

From the release date to the plot of the upcoming episode- fans are desperately waiting for the upcoming episodes of X-Men ’97. 

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Everything You Need To Know About X-Men ’97 Episode 3

The third episode of X-Men ’97 will be available to stream on Disney + at 7:00 am GMT, 12:00 am PT, and 3:00 am ET on March 27, 2024. The first season of X-Men ’97 comprises 10 episodes, scheduled up to the first week of May 2024. However, the release schedule of the recently launched series is quite similar to the release calendar of X-Men: The Animated Series. As the showrunners are sticking to the original characters and storyline, the animated series based on mutant superheroes is sure to deliver a nostalgia rush.

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Cyclops and Jean Grey

The third episode of X-Men ’97 would be continuing from episode 2 Mutant Liberation Begins. X-Men ’97’s episode 3 is most likely to feature the angle of multiple Jean Greys from episode 2. However, it can be well understood that Jean Grey would be the central plot in the third episode, and most likely, Storm’s side of the story would be the focus. The way people stare at Storm at the bus stop at the end of the second episode clearly indicates that despite losing all her powers, she is still recognized as an X-Men member.

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Brad Winderbaum On The Concept Of Modernizing The X-Men ’97

During an interview with the media outlet Men’s Health, X-Men ’97 executive producer Brad Winderbaum spoke about the recently launched animated series. While talking about X-Men ’97, Winderbaum clearly pointed out that instead of modernizing the series with respect to today’s dynamic, the creative team tried to preserve its essence by staying in touch with the original characters and storyline. He said-

“Our #1 rule was to emulate our memory of the original. That was more important than emulating frame by frame what is was. Because if you watch the original show, the animation shifts. We always wanted to evoke that feeling, which means we had to try to match the style, or people’s memories of the style. Through the design process, it was challenging to not modernize. [We kept] arcing it back to the original, kind of old-fashioned design; big, bubbly muscles, soft curves.”

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X-Men ’97

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Instead of copying the original show frame by frame, the showrunners have successfully captured the essence of the 90’s vibe with respect to X-Men ’97. Brad Winderbaum said-

“With our modern sensibilities— we’ve all watched so much anime and are fans of modern animation—it’s very easy to go angular. But we were constantly trying to go back to that soft ’90s kind of vibe.”

The voice cast of X-Men ’97 includes Jennifer Hale as Jean Gray, Lenore Zann as Rogue, Matthew Waterson as Magneto, Ray Chase as Scott Summers/Cyclops, Cal Dodd as Wolverine, George Buza as Beast, and Allison Sealy-Smith as Storm. 

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