X-MEN '97: Beau DeMayo Explains How MAN OF STEEL "Subconsciously" Influenced Recent Season Finale

X-MEN '97: Beau DeMayo Explains How MAN OF STEEL "Subconsciously" Influenced Recent Season Finale X-MEN '97: Beau DeMayo Explains How MAN OF STEEL "Subconsciously" Influenced Recent Season Finale

Beau DeMayo has already revealed that Zack Snyder's Man of Steel influenced a key scene from an earlier episode of X-Men '97, but it seems the movie may also have inspired a moment from the finale...

By MarkCassidy - May 29, 2024 09:05 AM EST
Filed Under: Television

Despite being fired as X-Men '97 showrunner (the details are still sketchy) shortly before the series premiered on Disney+, Beau DeMayo has remained active on social media, sharing intriguing insights into the development of the animated revival show and revealing some of his influences.

DeMayo has previously explained how the iconic "Superman takes flight" sequence from Zack Snyder's Man of Steel inspired a similar moment from episode 6 featuring Storm regaining her powers, and has now revealed that a different scene may have "subconsciously influenced" Rogue attacking the villainous Bastion in the recent season finale.

DeMayo is a big fan of Snyder's divisive Superman reboot, and posted some more of his thoughts during a re-watch.

X-Men '97 proved to be a huge hit with critics and fans, with May 15th's finale, "Tolerance is Extinction, Part 3, amassing 3.5 million views globally in its first five days on Disney+, making it the most-viewed full-length animated series finale since Season 1 of What If…?.

Marvel Studios has clearly taken note of the show's popularity, and is finally moving forward with the long-awaited live-action X-Men reboot. We recently got word that The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes writer Michael Lesslie will pen the script.

As for X-Men '97, a second season is currently in-development, with a third in the early planning stages, and we have heard that Marvel has every intention of keeping the show going for as long as possible (hardly surprising given these stats).

X-Men '97's 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, who was fired as showrunner prior to the premiere, serves as head writer, while episodes are directed by Jake Castorena, Chase Conley and Emi Yonemura. Brad Winderbaum, Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and DeMayo executive produce.

What did you think of the first season of X-Men '97? Drop us a comment down below.

"A band of mutants use their uncanny gifts to protect a world that hates and fears them; they're challenged like never before, forced to face a dangerous and unexpected new future. New Episodes, New Era," reads the official synopsis.

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