What Will X-Men ’97 Be About? X-Men ’97 First 3 Episodes Release Schedule

A new post from the Disney+ Canada Instagram page reveals X-Men ’97 will begin with a two-episode premiere on March 20.

Additionally, a Disney+ press release confirmed that there will be at least one new episode released on March 27 too.

Of course, fans do not know whether following the two-episode premiere each week will see just one new episode, or if other weeks will also feature multiple episodes dropping together.

Granted, if that were to happen, it would be the only weekly releasing MCU Disney+ show to see two episodes released together besides the first two.

Still, the most likely release schedule, then, appears to be:

Episode 1
March 20 (confirmed)
Episode 2
March 20 (confirmed)
Episode 3
March 27 (confirmed)
Episode 4 April 3
Episode 5 April 10
Episode 6 April 17
Episode 7 April 24
Episode 8 May 1
Episode 9 May 8
Episode 10 May 15

What Will X-Men ’97 Be About?

Beyond what was revealed in the X-Men ’97 trailer, a lot of information about the upcoming animated show’s plot has been made public.

While the trailer put the final focus on Magneto — an unsurprising inclusion for fans of the original series — Mr. Sinister will play a significant, villainous role too.

The show will, of course, include the mutant discourse that is, intentionally or not, part of any X-Men story. Throughout the team’s entire history, anti-mutant behavior has served as a metaphor for racism, homophobia, or any other type of hate.

Another interesting element of the show is the release of a prequel comic while the show is airing.

Often, prequel comics will come before a show, helping build anticipation and prepare new fans. However, the first two episodes of X-Men ’97 will be released before the first of the comic’s four issues.

Given that the show will be taking place “several months after Professor X left Earth,” according to showrunner and writer Beau DeMayo, it is very possible that the prequel comic will cover some of the events from those in-between months.

Or, it could tell missing tales from the days of X-Men: The Animated Series — something fans of the beloved show would certainly appreciate.

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