MCU Mutants Teased by Feige: X-Men ’97 sparks mutation interest!

So, you’ve heard the news – X-Men ’97 is coming to Disney Plus, and it’s causing quite the stir. Fans of the original X-Men The Animated Series are already gearing up for this long-awaited successor, but that’s not all that’s got everyone talking. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has dropped some major hints about the mutants making their jump to live-action in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). And let me tell you, it’s got us all buzzing with excitement.

Feige opened up about X-Men ’97 in a recent interview, and oh boy, did he have some juicy tidbits to share. He spoke about the drama and core essence of the X-Men in the upcoming animated series revival on Disney Plus, but it’s his sly hint about the live-action future of the mutants in the MCU that has everyone in a tizzy.

“It’s super exciting. But the X-Men are as solid and rich and great concept of characters that exist,” Feige explains. “The return of the animated series next year which we’re very excited about. I saw some new final episodes today which really bring you back to that core of who the X-Men are – that soap opera of who those characters represent.”

And then, with a twinkle in his eye, he teased, “Perhaps, soon.” Well, that got our spidey senses tingling. Given that Feige gave this interview on the red carpet for The Marvels, it’s likely he’s referring to the film’s hype-inducing post-credits scene. Can you say, “Mutants, assemble”? Though we can’t spill the beans on the specifics, it’s clear the mutants have a place in the MCU beyond animated spin-offs like X-Men ’97. Are we on the brink of X-Men headlining their own live-action projects? Fingers crossed, folks!

Now, moving onto the animated series itself. What can we expect from X-Men ’97? Well, get ready to pick up where the original series left ofAll Postsf as the X-Men bid farewell to Charles Xavier, and hello to the return of some of the most iconic villains from the X-Men universe. We’re talking Mister Sinister, Emma Frost, Sebastian Shaw, Callisto, and Valerie Cooper. And that’s just the tip of the mutant iceberg.

But wait, there’s more! Fans can rejoice at the return of some of their favorite voice actors from the original series. Cal Dodd, Lenore Zann, George Buza, Adrian Hough, Christopher Britton, Catherine Disher, Chris Potter, Alison Sealy-Smith, and Alyson Court are all making a comeback. And as if that wasn’t enough, X-Men ’97 will also include the voice talents of Jennifer Hale, Anniwaa Buachie, Ray Chase, Matthew Waterson, JP Karliak, Holly Chou, Jeff Bennett, and AJ LoCascio. It’s a mutant voice casting extravaganza!

Originally slated to premiere in the fall of 2022 but now pushed back with no official release date, X-Men ’97 is now expected to debut sometime in 2024. The delay may be disappointing, but trust me, good things come to those who wait – and in this case, it’s more mutants and mayhem.

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