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X-Men ’97 Episode 5: What To Expect?

X-Men '97

X-Men ’97 is a trip of nostalgia for all the fans of the 1990s show X-Men: The Animated Series. The animated show was created by Beau DeMayo and has been loved by the hardcore fans of the franchise as well as people who don’t follow superhero stories. Four episodes of the show have aired so far and they tell the story of the namesake superhero team.

X-Men ’97 Episode 5 is the upcoming one it has built up a lot of hype. This article will answer questions related to its release date and other details.

What Is X-Men ’97?

Beau DeMayo is the creator of X-Men ’97 and it starts off a year after the happenings of the animated show X-Men: The Animated Series which ran between the years of 1992 and 1997. After the loss of Professor Charles Xavier, the team of superheroes face different threats from the villains. The cast consists of Ray Chase playing the role of Cyclops while Jennifer Hale is Jean Grey.

Other names in the show include Alison Sealy-Smith (Ororo Munroe aka Storm), Cal Dodd as James Howlett aka Logan who is also Wolverine) and J. P. Karliak (Morph). The executive producers of X-Men ’97 include DeMayo, Kevin Feige, Brad Winderbaum, Louis D’Esposito and Victoria Alonso. The show premiered on March 20, 2024.

What Happened In The Previous Episode?

X-Men ’97 Episode 4 has the title of Motendo / Lifedeath – Part 1 and it was released on April 3rd, 2024. Chase Conley has helmed the episode written by Charley Feldman and Beau DeMayo. Jubilee turns 18 and she is moved to a computer game with Roberto. She has been sent by Mojo.

What Happened In The Previous Episode?
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Both of them are seen fighting in the game with assistance from a clone of hers which is a digital imprint called Abscissa. They realize that they will be sent to the actual world by Spiral so they will have to be quick. Towards the end, Mojo is finally defeated by them.

Another plot centers on Storm who goes to a ranch belonging to Forge in order to get her powers back. However, it does not work and she realizes that Forge might be the person behind the weapon that took away the mutant powers. Storm then tries to leave but gets captured by the Adversary who plans to feed on her sadness.

What To Expect From X-Men ’97 Episode 5?

X-Men ’97 Episode 5 has been titled Remember It. It will showcase Storm’s being in captivity of the Adversary. Without the powers, she cannot defeat anyone.

So the X-Men will have to save her. It will also center on her continuous pursuit of trying to regain her mutant powers that got lost earlier. She is really desperate and is traveling to get any kind of help.

The episode will also showcase the introduction of a new kind of villain that might be after the superheroes. It suffices to mention that the episode will have a lot going on. All the major cast members of the previous episode will be there in episode five.

Do We Have A Release Date?

X-Men ’97 Episode 5 will release on Friday, April 10th, 2024 on Disney+ at 3 am (ET). It will be around 30 minutes long just like the earlier episodes of the show.

X-Men ’97 will have ten episodes with the last three following the same plot; it has been titled Tolerance Is Extinction and the final episode will drop on May 15th, 2024. So there are five more episodes and anything can and will happen in that course with the superheroes.

Do We Have A Release Date?
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Conclusion

X-Men ’97 has been a delight for all the fans of the 1990s animated X-Men series. There are people and an entire generation who enjoyed and have grown up watching that show. The makers of X-Men ’97 tap into that nostalgia without taking it lightly. The series works in its own way and has resonated with all kinds of viewers.

X-Men ’97 Episode 5 will be taking forward the story of these mutant superheroes who have different kinds of abilities. Fans will find out the fate of Storm in this awaited episode that will air very soon.

About Yash Singh

A film school graduate, Yash Singh lives and breathes movies and television shows. He also enjoys writing about them passionately.

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