X-Men ’97 has been a hit since it premiered last month! Its solid 9.0 user rating on IMDb is enough to convince how well-received the show is.

X-Men '97
X-Men ’97

The recent episode of X-Men ’97 shook things up by destroying Genosha (a mutant island nation) and wiping out sixteen million mutants. This storyline closely resembles a heartbreaking event from the X-Men comics involving Cassandra Nova, who was responsible for the genocide of mutants on Genosha.

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What’s even more intriguing is that Cassandra Nova is rumored to be the main villain in the upcoming Deadpool 3 movie. With this connection, fans are eagerly piecing together theories about how X-Men ’97 might be setting the stage for an epic crossover with Deadpool 3.

X-Men ’97 Adapts a Devastating Comic Storyline

A still from X-Men '97 - episode 5 'Remember It'
A still from X-Men ’97 – episode 5 ‘Remember It

The destruction of Genosha is a pivotal moment in X-Men history. This mutant haven was brutally attacked by giant insect-like Sentinels in the comics. The attack was devastating, leading to the deaths of millions of mutants.

Interestingly, X-Men ’97 episode Remember It features a similar attack with monstrous insect-like Sentinels wiping out all the Genosha’s mutant population there. It’s a tragic and powerful moment, reminding fans of the heartbreaking story from the comics.

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They believe that Cassandra Nova might be coming into play as the villain because, in the comics, she’s the one behind the terrible attack on the mutant homeland.

Could X-Men ’97 Introduce Deadpool 3‘s Villain?

Cassandra Nova is a powerful telepathic mutant with a deep hatred for her twin brother, Charles Xavier. She made her debut in 2001’s New X-Men #115, the same comic storyline that featured the destruction of Genosha. The trailers for Deadpool 3 confirm that Nova (played by Emma Corrin) will be the movie’s villain.

Cassandra Nova
Cassandra Nova in X-Men comics

The timing of these events is really intriguing. X-Men ’97 shows Genosha being destroyed, while Deadpool 3 has Cassandra Nova as its villain. It’s making fans think there’s got to be a connection between the two. Even though, X-Men ’97 isn’t directly connecting Genosha’s destruction to Nova, just bringing up her infamous act gets fans thinking about how dangerous she can be.

It would be really exciting if there was a sneaky crossover between X-Men ’97 and movies like Deadpool & Wolverine. If these two projects could connect in some way, it could show there’s still some great potential there in the MCU.

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Watch X-Men ’97 on Disney+, while Deadpool & Wolverine is set to be released in theatres on July 26, 2024.

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