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New Writer Matthew Chauncey Joins ‘X-Men ’97’ Marvel Animated Series on Disney+

Matthew Chauncey has been announced as the new writer for Season 3 of Disney+’s X-Men ’97, a revival of the classic ’90s animated series, according to sources. Chauncey is taking over from Beau DeMayo, who departed from Marvel earlier this year before the premiere of X-Men ’97’s second season, having completed work on both Season 1 and Season 2.

Working alongside X-Men ’97 director Jake Castorena, Chauncey is set to contribute to the ongoing production of Season 2, which has reportedly seen script revisions, while also focusing on the development of Season 3. Additionally, the original X-Men: The Animated Series executive producers Larry Houston, Eric, and Julia Lewald will continue as consulting producers for the revival.

X-Men ’97 revisits the beloved 1990s era, following the adventures of The X-Men, a group of mutants using their unique abilities to defend a world filled with prejudice and fear. The series explores new challenges and an uncertain future for the characters.

The revival has garnered critical acclaim and strong viewership numbers, with the first two episodes amassing 4 million views within the initial five days of release on Disney+. The Season 1 finale was particularly well-received, attracting 3.5 million views in its first five days, making it the most-viewed full-length animation series finale on the platform since Season 1 of Marvel’s What If…?

Matthew Chauncey’s background includes work on Marvel’s What If…? as a writer-producer since Season 1, as well as involvement in the Disney+ live-action series Mr. Marvel. Chauncey is represented by WME, Writ Large, and Behr Abramson Levy Johnson.

The voice cast for X-Men ’97 features 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.

Fans can anticipate further developments in Season 2 of X-Men ’97, as well as the upcoming Season 3, with Chauncey’s creative input shaping the future adventures of the iconic mutant superheroes.