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First X-Men '97 Story Details Confirm Who's Taking Over As Team Leaders

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X-Men '97, one of Marvel Studios' most anticipated releases for 2023, has received some timely updates that underline how the animated series will pick up from its original ending now that a proper synopsis was shared at the «X-Men: 60 Uncanny Years Live Virtual Event.»Marvel's financial struggles in the '90s meant that the rights to the X-Men were not in the studio's hands until Disney acquired 20th Century Fox in 2019.

Since then, fans have been eagerly waiting to see how mutants will come into play in the MCU. While X-Men '97 was announced as a continuation of the animated classic, Marvel's recent rescheduling has many worried the show won’t come out in 2023, although this latest event suggests otherwise.

Marvel Snap: The Best Pool 3 Move DeckIn the middle of the X-Men's 60th-anniversary celebrations, the @XMenUpdate fan account posted an excerpt from the event that, while short of an official synopsis, confirms Storm and Wolverine will be the ones taking charge of Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters.

Also, Magneto won't be an antagonist opposing the X-Men this time. Instead, the main villain will probably be Mister Sinister, as showrunner Beau DeMayo (The Witcher) noted.In the X-Men animated series, season 5 featured a cliffhanger ending where Henry Peter Gyrich nearly kills Professor X before Xavier's longtime romantic interest, Empress Lilandra, takes him to space to be healed by Shi'ar Empire.

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