This news was interesting as I’d just finished watching The Dark Phoenix saga adaptation on X-Men: The Animated Series last night. X-Men fans might have some new episodes to watch soon if plans for a revival come through.
Series producer/director Larry Houston confirmed during a virtual Wizard World panel Friday there have been some discussions to revive the hit 90s series stemming from the renewed interest in the show, which is now available on Disney+.
Houston seemed to undersell the long-term potential of an extended revival however.
“We’ve had talks, but that’s about it,” Houston said. “We’ve made conversation and it’s up to them to make the decision, but we’ve let them know that we’re all available for whatever they want to do in the future.”
While enjoying semi-retirement, Houston said X-Men: TAS would bring him back “if we could do a special, a one-off episode, or a five-part episode.”
“Whatever they wanted to do if we had all the original team,” Houston said.
Since the series ended in 1997, the X-Men have had a slew of interesting storylines and directions beyond the Jim Lee era that inspired the show.
It’d have to be neutered somewhat for younger audiences, but an AOA story seems like an ideal choice as it allows for a story that doesn’t upset any of the established show continuity and works in more classic characters.
What do you think of the news? Do you what to see the show back?