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X-Men ’97 Season 2: Is It Happening? Everything We Know

X-Men '97 Season 2

X-Men ’97 was a lovely experience for fans of the superhero genre who were expecting something fresh from this dying genre. The series was a revival of the much-loved X-Men: The Animated Series which started in 1992 and ended in 1997. The series, created by Beau DeMayo, started on March 20th, 2024 on Disney+.

Disney+'s X-Men '97 Season 2
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It concluded on May 15th, 2024 with ten episodes in total. Since it concluded, fans of the series are demanding X-Men ’97 Season 2. They are looking for answers on this season which we will decipher.

How Did X-Men ’97 Season 1 End?

The final episode of X-Men ’97 was called Tolerance Is Extinction Part 3 and it was helmed by Chase Conley while Anthony Sellitti and Beau DeMayo wrote it. We see Xavier finally going at loggerheads with Magneto who had been controlling Earth. Xavier helps the situation by rupturing his brain.

Meanwhile, a collar is put on Bastion by Jean which halters their technopathy powers. This frees the Prime Sentinels and they again become humans.

Cable is also fred amid all the battles. Meanwhile, there is a dangerous plan of Bastion to destroy Earth via an asteroid which is shot by the government. Thankfully, Magneto stops it on time through the powers of Xavier.

Six months have passed since this massive event and we realize that all the superheroes of X-Men are captured in a capsule of time. All of them are in different timelines including 3000 B.C. and 3960 A.D. They are also caught in different locations on earth. A meeting between Genosha and Apocalypse takes place in the present times.

Is X-Men ’97 Season 2 Happening?

Back in July of 2022, X-Men ’97 Season 2 was renewed by the makers. This makes it clear that the makers were sure the first season would be well received. The series was a trip of nostalgia for many. So we can expect the same essence from the second season. The production is also almost finished.

Is X-Men '97 Season 2 Happening?
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What To Expect From It?

X-Men ’97 Season 2 will pick from the last episode of the prior season. Since many superheroes are stuck in different timelines, we can expect multiple plotlines in the next season. One will revolve around Jean and Cyclops which takes place in the year 3960 A.D as they meet Askani.

Another one will be in 3000 B.C. (where Beast, Rogue, Magneto, Xavier, and Nightcrawler are stuck). Since the first season ended with a glimpse of Apocalypse, we can expect the storyline to have him as the villain.

It would be interesting to see how all these X-Men will come out of these time zones. Since they still possess their powers, they will put in much effort and certain events might lead them back to the current times. We will also see more about Askani as well as Nathan at a young age who are met by Jean and Cyclops. Apocalypse will also seek revenge for the Genosha incident.

Who Will Be In The Cast?

X-Men ’97 Season 2 should have the same star cast of the prior season lending their voices to superhero characters. This includes Ray Chase (voicing Cyclops), Jennifer Hale (Jean Grey), Alison Sealy-Smith (Storm), Cal Dodd (Wolverine), and J. P. Karliak (Morph) among others. There is speculation that some new voices will also emerge in X-Men ’97 Season 2 if new characters are introduced.

Who Will Be In The Cast?
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So far, the makers have not confirmed when the second season will be released. But we can speculate it will drop sometime in the year 2025. Since Beau DeMayo has left the project, someone else will be the creator of the series.

Conclusion

X-Men ’97 is a very successful series because it works as a solo project and doesn’t only ride on its parent show’s nostalgic quality. Its action, storyline, voice acting, and overall storyline have also made it a successful series.

X-Men ’97 Season 2 is much awaited and fans are really looking forward to it. The upcoming season is going to have an interesting storyline related to the superheroes. So we can expect it to be bigger than the maiden season in many ways.