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X-Men: The Animated Series is returning as X-Men ’97 and it’s coming in 2023

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The theme song is in our heads already. Classic '90s cartoon X-Men: The Animated Series has been revived under a new title – X-Men ’97 – and it’s coming to Disney Plus in 2023.

As per The Wrap, X-Men ’97 will "pick up" where the original series left off and will include several returning voice cast members.

Cal Dodd (Wolverine), Lenore Zann (Rogue), George Buza (Beast), Adrian Hough (Nightcrawler), Alyson Court (Jubilee), Catherine Disher (Jean Grey), Chris Potter (Gambit), and Alison Sealy-Smith (Storm) are all back in action. They will also be joined by a new cast, including the likes of voice acting legend Jennifer Hale.

The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf writer Beau DeMayo heads up the writing staff, while the link to X-Men: The Animated Series remains unbroken thanks to the presence of OG writers Eric and Julia Lewald acting as consultants.

Nothing else has been revealed other than a snazzy Nineties logo and a 2023 release window but our childhood dreams have come true: X-Men: The Animated Series is back – and we couldn’t be happier. And sorry for getting the theme song stuck in your head for the next month.

Elsewhere on Disney Plus Day, the House of Mouse has released an Obi-Wan Kenobi series sizzle reel, announced multiple new Marvel TV shows, and there’s even a look at the all-new Predator prequel, Prey.

For more on what Disney has planned – on both streaming and the big screen – check out our complete round-up of all the new Disney movies coming your way in the next few years.

Bradley Russell

I'm the Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, focusing on news, features, and interviews with some of the biggest names in film and TV. On-site, you'll find me marveling at Marvel and providing analysis and room temperature takes on the newest films, Star Wars and, of course, anime. Outside of GR, I love getting lost in a good 100-hour JRPG, Warzone, and kicking back on the (virtual) field with Football Manager. My work has also been featured in OPM, FourFourTwo, and Game Revolution.