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Marvel Animation’s “X-Men ’97” Hits Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre Tonight for Exciting Fan Event Celebrating New Series’ Disney+ Debut on March 20

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 13: Branding is seen during the X-Men '97 Launch Event at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 13, 2024. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

Marvel Animation’s “X-Men ’97” Hits Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre Tonight for Exciting Fan Event Celebrating New Series’ Disney+ Debut on March 20

Filmmakers, voice talent and special guests joined fans at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre tonight to celebrate the upcoming launch of Marvel Animation’s “X-Men ’97” on Disney+. Attendees were the first to see episodes 1-3 of the all-new series that begins streaming March 20. 

Guests included filmmakers Brad Winderbaum (EP/ head of streaming, television and animation for Marvel Studios), Jake Castorena (supervising producer/head director), Dana Vasquez-Eberhardt (co-EP/VP Marvel Animation), Eric Lewald & Julia Lewald and Larry Houston (consulting producers), and The Newton Brothers—Taylor Stewart and Andy Grush (score by). Members of the voice cast were also in attendance, including Gui Agustini (Sunspot), Eric Bauza (Sentinels), Chris Britton (Mr. Sinister), Ray Chase (Cyclops), Holly Chou (Jubilee), Alyson Court (Abscissa), Cal Dodd (Wolverine), Jennifer Hale (Jean Grey), Adrian Hough (Nightcrawler), JP Karliak (Morph), AJ LoCascio (Gambit), Ross Marquand (Professor X), Chris Potter (Cable), Isaac Robinson-Smith (Bishop), Matthew Waterson (Magneto) and Lenore Zann (Rogue).

ABOUT “X-MEN ’97”

Marvel Animation’s “X-Men’97” revisits the iconic era of the 1990s as The X-Men, a band of mutants who use their uncanny gifts to protect a world that hates and fears them, are challenged like never before, forced to face a dangerous and unexpected new future. 

The all-new series features 10 episodes. The voice cast includes Ray Chase as Cyclops, Jennifer Hale as Jean Grey, Alison Sealy-Smith as Storm, Cal Dodd as Wolverine, JP Karliak as Morph, Lenore Zann as Rogue, George Buza as Beast, AJ LoCascio as Gambit, Holly Chou as Jubilee, Isaac Robinson-Smith as Bishop, Matthew Waterson as Magneto, and Adrian Hough as Nightcrawler. Beau DeMayo serves as head writer; episodes are directed by Jake Castorena, Chase Conley and Emi Yonemura, and the series is executive produced by Brad Winderbaum, Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and DeMayo. Featuring music by the Newton Brothers, Marvel Animation’s “X-Men ’97” begins streaming on Disney+ with a 2-epsiode premiere on March 20, 2024. 

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