X-Men '97: The Actors Voicing the New and Returning Characters in Disney+ Series
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X-Men '97: The Actors Voicing the New and Returning Characters in Disney+ Series

X-Men '97 is almost here, and fans are about to hear some of the series' original actors' voices again.

X-Men '97 Credit: Marvel / Disney

After a long wait, Disney has finally released the first trailer for the much-awaited X-Men ‘97 to the joy of many. It has been nearly three decades since fans last saw the final episode of X-Men: The Animated Series. Hence, a lot are already longing to see their favorite mutants back on the small screen in the upcoming Disney+ animated series. As it will only take a month before this revival animated series conquers TV viewing, here are the confirmed actors voicing the new and returning characters.

The almost two-minute X-Men '97 trailer brings fans to the past by showing the apparent death of Professor X. Of course, it also gives a glimpse of the legendary X-Men characters, from Cyclops to Jean Grey to Wolverine to Storm and more. But what makes it more exciting is the new adventures they’re about to take on as Storm and Wolverine take the lead while its iconic soundtrack plays in the background. But what makes it more nostalgic is the familiar voices fans will once again hear.

Who are the voice cast of X-Men '97?

Several cast members from X-Men: The Animated Series return to reprise their roles in X-Men '97. But as some of them are already gone, it also includes new voice actors to take on the role of the fan-favorite mutants. For their roles and other details, you can check the list below:

  • Ray Chase as Cyclops - With the death of Norm Spencer in 2020, Chase takes on the role of Cyclops in the series.

  • Jennifer Hale as Jean Grey – Sadly, Catherine Disher won’t return to voice the character of Jean Grey and is replaced by Hale.

  • Alison Sealy-Smith as Storm – After lending her voice in 51 episodes of the original series, Sealy-Smith is back as Storm.

  • Cal Dodd as Wolverine – The voice of Wolverine will be every inch familiar as Dodd returns to X-Men ’97.

  • JP Karliak as Morph – The 42-year-old comedian takes over the role of the fun-loving mutant from its original voice actor, Ron Rubin.

  • Lenore Zann as Rogue – Despite venturing into politics, Zann returns to voice Rogue.

  • George Buza as Beast – Sure, Buza is already 75 years old, but that won’t stop him from being the first-class X-men member again.

  • A.J. LoCasio as Gambit – After being initially voiced by Chris Potter and later by Tony Daniels, LoCasio takes on the mantle to be the voice of Gambit in X-Men '97.

  • Holly Chou as Jubilee Chou joins the world of X-Men as Jubilee, replacing the Chinese-American mutant’s original voice star, Alyson Court.

  • Isaac Robinson-Smith as Bishop – From Philip Akin, Robinson-Smith will now be the voice of the time-traveler mutant.

X-Men '97 Credit: Disney / Marvel

  • Matthew Waterson as Magneto – With the demise of the revolutionary leader’s previous two voice actors, David Hemblem and George Merner, Waterson is ready to inherit the role of Professor X’s archnemesis.

  • Adrian Hough as Nightcrawler – After almost 30 years, fans will hear Hough again as the wallcrawling X-Men.

  • Chris Britton as Minister Sinister/Nathaniel Essex – Another original X-Men: The Animated Series voice actor returns to X-Men '97.

  • Ross Marquand as Professor Charles Xavier – Unfortunately, fans won’t hear Cedric Smith as Professor X this time, as the Marvel Cinematic Universe star Marquand takes on the role.

  • Gil Birmingham as Forge/Daniel Lone Eagle – Originally voiced by the legendary Marc Strange, who died in 2012, Birmingham now takes the crown as the next mutant with the ability to invent mechanical devices.

  • Eric Bauza as The Sentinels – From David Fox, all The Sentinels will be now voiced by Bauza in X-Men '97.

  • Chris Potter as Cable – Lawrence Bayne plays a different role in the revival series, but Potter can surely give justice voicing the leader of both Clan Chosen and X-Force.

  • Lawrence Bayne as X-Cutioner – Bayne continues his journey in the Marvel universe, this time in the MCU as one of the antagonists.

  • Ron Rubin as President Robert Edward Kelly – Though Rubin won’t be heard as Morph, he voices Kelly in the new series.

Alyson Court, Catherine Disher, and Giu Augustini also join X-Men '97 as the new characters Abscissa, Dr. Valerie Cooper, and Sunspot/Roberto Da Costa, respectively. The White Lotus star Theo James joins the animated series as an unrevealed fan-favorite character.

X-Men '97 Credit: Disney / Marvel

 

What is X-Men '97 about?

X-Men ’97 will continue where X-Men: The Animated Series left off. With the loss of Professor X, the group will be facing dangerous new challenges with the arrival of Magneto, who wants to take the lead after the death of the founder of the Uncanny X-men.

You can read the synopsis below:

Storm and Wolverine try to continue the X-Men. Magneto comes in and wants to step up for Charles Xavier. Sinister comes in to try to end the X-Men once and for all.

 

Created by Beau DeMayo for Disney+, the show is based on Marvel Comics’ X-Men, produced by Marvel Studios Animation. DeMayo also serves as its head writer, while Jake Castorena works as the supervising director.

X-Men '97 Credit: Disney / Marvel

 

What are the release date and times of X-Men '97?

X-Men '97 is set to release on Wednesday, March 20, on Disney+ at 12 AM PT/ 3 AM ET. For other release times based on your region, you can check the list below:

  • 12:AM Pacific Time

  • 3:00 AM Eastern Time

  • 3:00 AM (Toronto), 12:00 AM (Vancouver) Canadian Time

  • 4:00 AM Brasilia Time

  • 8:00 AM Greenwich Mean Time

  • 9:00 AM Central European Time

  • 10:00 AM Eastern European Time

  • 3:00 PM (Perth), 5:00 PM (Sydney) Australian Time

  • 7:00 PM Coordinated Universal Time

  • 2:00 PM (Jakarta), 12:30 PM (New Delhi) Indian Time

  • 3:00 PM Philippine Standard Time

  • 3:00 PM Hong Kong Time

  • 3:00 PM Singapore Standard Time

  • 4:00 PM Japan Standard Time

  • 9:00 AM Central Africa Time

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Disney+'s X-Men '97 Season 2 Finale is Currently Being Written

 

Officially announced in 2021, it takes a long while before X-Men’s story finally gets the chance to continue. As the long wait will soon be over, fans should prepare for a major nostalgia!

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