Cal Dodd, who voices Wolverine in X-Men ’97, the planned sequel from Marvel Studios to the cherished X-Men: The Animated Series, has announced that he is already working on the second season.
According to The Direct, Dodd said in a since-deleted Twitter tweet that he has started writing lines for X-Men ’97 Season 2. “Yesterday. Studio. two seasons AWESOME session!” Dodd penned. The voice actor continued in the video that was provided: “Cal Dodd, Wolverine’s voice from the 1997 film X-Men. I say that the start of Season 2 is simply the beginning. Put your safety belts on, baby. Later.”X-Men ’97 was first revealed by Marvel Studios on Disney+ Day in November 2021. The Disney+ series is a direct continuation of X-Men: The Animated Series, which ran for five seasons from 1992 to 1997 on the Fox Kids Network. For X-Men ’97, several of the original voice actors from The Animated Series returned in their respective parts, including Dodd as Wolverine. The first season of the programme is presently scheduled to debut later this year.
Marvel Studios presented a first look at X-Men ’97 and announced that the animated series had already been renewed for Season 2 at San Diego Comic-Con 2022. Moreover, chief writer Beau DeMayo hinted during the event that X-Men ’97 will resolve a number of unresolved questions from the first season. During that year, X-Men ’97 consultant Eric Lewald disclosed at Steel City Con in Pennsylvania that Disney and Marvel had paid a “substantial amount” to obtain the licence to utilise the enduring opening theme tune from X-Men: The Animated Series for their impending revival. Since the original series ended 26 years ago, Dodd will be voicing James “Logan” Howlett/Wolverine for the first time in X-Men ’97. From 1992 through 1997, Dodd played Wolverine in all five seasons of X-Men: The Animated Series. In a 1995 crossover, he also played the character in Spider-Man: The Animated Series. Though he stopped doing so in 2000, he continued to lend his voice to the enduring character in Marvel video games, including his most recent appearance as the Canadian mutant to date in Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes.
Disney+ will debut the first season of Marvel Studios’ X-Men ’97 in 2023.