As part of their Disney Plus Day celebrations, Disney has announced the upcoming production of several new Marvel animated series, including a continuation of the 1990s X-Men series.
According to a press release provided by the studio, these new offerings will include:
What If…? (Season 2)
The second season of the fan-favorite animated series. After enlisting the Guardians of the Multiverse to stop Infinity Ultron, The Watcher returns in Season 2 of “What If…?” to meet new heroes and explore more strange new worlds in the MCU’s ever-expanding Multiverse. Directed by executive producer Bryan Andrews with executive producer AC Bradley serving as head writer.
Spider-Man: Freshman Year
An animated series that follows Peter Parker on his way to becoming Spider-Man in the MCU, with a journey unlike we’ve ever seen and a style that celebrates the character’s early comic book roots. Executive producer Jeff Trammel serves as head writer.
I Am Groot
A series of original shorts exploring Baby Groot’s glory days growing up, and getting into trouble, among the stars. Directed by executive producer Kirsten Lepore.
An animated series from Marvel Studios that reimagines the Marvel Universe as a new generation of heroes battle against an ever-spreading zombie scourge. Directed by executive producer Bryan Andrews.
An animated series from Marvel Studios that explores new stories in the iconic ‘90s timeline of the original series. Beau DeMayo is executive producer and head writer.
While it is assumed that the first four series listed above are canon to the MCU, with Marvel Zombies spinning out of the concept’s given debut in the first season of What If…?, X-Men ‘97 will likely only share continuity with its parent series.
As of writing, no concrete release dates or casting details have been confirmed by either Marvel or Disney.
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