According to a fan, X-Men ’97 was meant to pay tribute to the Saturday morning feel of X-Men: The Animated Series by coming out on Saturday mornings.
A fan on Reddit suggests the upcoming one X Men ’97 Animated series, which will be released on Disney+ next year, should be released on Saturday morning. X Men ’97 will be Marvel Studios’ first official use of the X-Men property since acquiring X-Men as part of Disney’s deal for 20th Century Fox in 2019. Although Fox used X-Men, ownership spanned 13 films and included iconic portrayals such as Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine and Patrick Stewart’s Professor X, the franchise officially ended in 2019 Dark Phoenix.
While live-action plans to tackle Charles Xavier’s mutant gang are yet to be set in stone, Marvel has announced X Men ’97 in 2021 as an animated series that should not only pay tribute to the classic 90s X-Men: The Animated Series, but to get new MCU fans to learn more about the mutant characters before they debut in the proper MCU. The MCU has bet on nostalgia for the X-Men animated series on a number of occasions recently, with the main theme music by X-Men: The Animated Series not just to provide fanfare for Professor X’s MCU debut doctor strange in the multiverse of madness, but to reveal the true source of Kamala Khan’s powers in the finale of Mrs Miracle. fans who grew up with me X-Men: The Animated Series appreciate these references but are now asking Marvel to take the next step.
In a post on Reddit, user brohamianrhapsody detailed the idea to pay homage to the original’s original Saturday morning vibe X-Men: The Animated Series, Disney+ was scheduled to air episodes on Saturday morning. The fan explained that this release method “bring back some nostalgia with a simple change in release schedule from Thu/Fri/Sun releases.” Check out the post in the following section:
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The kind of nostalgia this fan is hoping Marvel will capitalize on is the specific Saturday morning cartoon nostalgia, which, while inevitable in the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s, has faded with the advent of streaming and cable channels seemed. In these Saturday morning cartoon blocks, including Fox Kids, many young fans learned about the X-Men, Spider-Man and the larger Marvel Universe for the first time. The nostalgia for Saturday morning animation can still be seen in the modern film climate, with adaptations of masters of the universe and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles work in progress, and those recently published Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers Film released on Disney+ that pays tribute to and makes fun of the animated series genre.
All of this, including the central Reddit post, should be a clue for Marvel Studios to embrace fans on this offer to release X Men ’97 Saturday morning. Kevin Feige has made clear his intentions to expand the company’s animation division, including future seasons of Marvel’s What if…?, as well as the upcoming one Spider-Man: Freshman Year looking for similar Saturday morning nostalgia for ’90s fans Spider-Man: The Animated Series. Feige will look for models that will give these animated shows the same success as other MCU Disney+ shows, such as WandaVision and Loki. If viewers like the possibility of a new animated series on Saturday morning X Men ’97Feige may just have to give them what they want.
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