'X-Men '97' validates your nostalgia while looking to the future : Pop Culture Happy Hour For millions of kids, the popular 1990s X-Men animated series served as a gateway drug into the world of the X-Men and comics in general. Now, the new Disney+ series X-Men '97 picks up right where the original ended. But changes are also taking place: secrets get revealed, the team roster gets shuffled, and characters meet shocking fates. What hasn't changed is everything fans expect from the X-Men: big fights, big powers, and lots of mutant melodrama.

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'X-Men '97' validates your nostalgia while looking to the future

'X-Men '97' validates your nostalgia while looking to the future

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Jean Grey and Cyclops in the new Disne series X-Men '97. Marvel Animation/Disney hide caption

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Jean Grey and Cyclops in the new Disne series X-Men '97.

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For millions of kids, the popular 1990s X-Men animated series served as a gateway drug into the world of the X-Men and comics in general. Now, the new Disney+ series X-Men '97 picks up right where the original ended. But changes are also taking place: secrets get revealed, the team roster gets shuffled, and characters meet shocking fates. What hasn't changed is everything fans expect from the X-Men: big fights, big powers, and lots of mutant melodrama.


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