Disney+ recently confirmed that X-Men '97 will premiere on Disney+ next year. While we still don't have anything more specific than that, it hopefully means we don't have too much longer to wait before Marvel Studios shares an official first look at the animated series.
It was back in February when we first heard of plans for a second season and X-Men: The Animated Series star Lenore Zann, who plays Rogue, has just shared an update from the recording booth.
"LA, California, Dec 7, 2023: Happy to be back in the studio continuing to record Season 2 of 'X-Men 97' for Marvel Studios - this time in Burbank," she says in the X post below. "Grateful to be back and I jes’ know y’all are gonna love our new show as much as I do."
We'd like to think the fact dialogue is already being recorded for season 2 means the wait between the first and second batches of episodes will be relatively short. Unfortunately, Marvel Studios seems to be struggling with producing these animated projects, hence why there was such a significant gap between What If...?'s 2021 launch and season 2 premiering later this month.
Back in August, we asked Zann about her previous comments about working on X-Men '97 season 2 and learned how it's felt to play Rogue again.
"It's fantastic to get this opportunity to re-inhabit the character of Rogue who is my favorite character I’ve played to date," she says, careful not to give too much away. "I’m grateful to the fans for their loyalty and support for our original series - and for my performance - which has made this possible."
"And I’m also grateful to Beau DeMayo and Charley Feldman from X-Men '97 for insisting I come back as Rogue."
As for what we can expect from the powerful mutant in this revival, Zann teases: "As usual, Rogue will go through a lot in X-Men '97. Like me, she’s a passionate woman who can’t help wearing her heart on her sleeve. So, buckle up for a wild ride!"
X-Men '97 is currently scheduled to premiere on Disney+ sometime in 2024.