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Matthew Chauncey to Pen Season Three of ‘X-Men ’97’ for Marvel Animation

Marvel Animation has enlisted Matthew Chauncey to write the upcoming third season of the popular X-Men ’97 series on Disney+, as confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter.

Chauncey, known for his work on Marvel’s animated series What If…?, will take over the writing responsibilities from Beau DeMayo. Earlier this year, Marvel made headlines when they unexpectedly parted ways with DeMayo just before the premiere of X-Men ’97, a revival of the beloved ’90s X-Men animated series.

At the time of his departure, DeMayo had already completed the scripts for the first two seasons of X-Men ’97 and had begun brainstorming ideas for a potential third season.

Matthew Chauncey will collaborate with Jake Castorena, who has been the series director since its inception. Moreover, the original X-Men: The Animated Series executive producers Larry Houston and Eric and Julia Lewald will continue in their roles as consulting producers for the upcoming season.

X-Men ’97 has garnered critical acclaim for Marvel, achieving a rare 100% “Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, marking Marvel Studios’ first perfect score since the launch of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Chauncey’s involvement with What If…? has been notable, as he has written for both seasons of the Marvel animated anthology series that delves into the multiverse and explores alternate realities within the MCU. Chauncey’s role has expanded to head writer for the upcoming third season of What If…?, succeeding A.C. Bradley, although details on the release date are currently unavailable.

The news of Matthew Chauncey’s appointment was initially reported by Deadline, signaling an exciting new chapter for the X-Men ’97 series and Marvel Animation as a whole.