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X-Men 97 Trailer Is A Blast From The Past

We have seen dozens of animated series of the 80s and 90s get the reboot treatment over recent years. Much less common are sequel series that pick up where the original series left off. But that's exactly the promise of Marvel's X-Men '97, which is effectively a new season of X-Men The Animated Series, originally aired from 1992- 1997.

Long before Hugh Jackman first donned his adamantium claws, the animated series brought to life stories from the original comics with remarkable accuracy. For five seasons the series followed the exploits of Charles Xavier aka Professor X and his team of courageous mutants.

X-Men '97 will pick up after the series finale Graduation Day in which Professor X dies. The new series will feature the remaining X-Men dealing with Charles's death and working out how to continue fighting on without him.

The first trailer has arrived, which has revealed that the series will stream from March 20 on Disney+. It doesn't specify if the full season will be available or if episodes will be released weekly.

The trailer, which debuts a new Marvel Animation logo, gives us a first look at the animation style. It looks broadly in line with the original, although perhaps a little simpler (a surprise considering the amount of time that has passed). Still, the action looks decent enough and it's an undeniable thrill to hear the return of that iconic theme tune.

The voice cast includes Ray Chase as Cyclops, Jennifer Hale as Jean Grey, Alison Sealy-Smith as Storm, Cal Dodd as Wolverine, JP Karliak as Morph, Lenore Zann as Rogue, George Buza as Beast, AJ LoCascio as Gambit, Holly Chou as Jubilee, Isaac Robinson-Smith as Bishop, Matthew Waterson as Magneto and Adrian Hough as Nightcrawler.

Beau DeMayo is the series head writer, and episodes are directed by Jake Castorena, Chase Conley and Emi Yonemura. The series features original music by The Newton Brothers and is executive-produced by Brad Winderbaum, Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and DeMayo.

The series joins a growing line-up of Marvel animation available or coming soon including What If..? and Spider-Man Freshman Year.

Check out the trailer, below.