After 26 Years, ‘X-Men ’97’ Finally Reunites Two Notable Animated Characters, Sparking Rumors About Possible Revival

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Ever since ‘X-Men ’97’ gave fans a glimpse of Spider-Man from the original animated series, fans have been hoping that he will find his Mary Jane, and the showrunners delivered.

In the bombastic ‘X-Men ’97’ finale, Peter Parker and Mary Jane finally reunited. The latest episode of the series featured numerous iconic cameos, including several Avengers, but one particular appearance stole the show. Showrunner Beau DeMayo confirmed its authenticity and hinted at the possibility of recreating another iconic animation from the same era.

Titled “Tolerance Is Extinction, Pt. 3,” the season finale delivered one of the most captivating storylines witnessed in recent times. Professor X’s intervention healed Magneto and diverted Asteroid M, saving humanity. A brief cameo by Peter Parker and Mary Jane, reminiscent of their appearances in the 1994-1998 Spider-Man animated series, delighted fans. DeMayo confirmed the reunion on social media, filling a narrative gap from the original animation where Peter and MJ never reconnected.

Now, this is not only a neat easter egg for the fans of the original show, it’s also perhaps a sign of things to come. In recent times, there’s been much talk that Marvel Studios is planning to orient itself more toward animated projects, and there have been rumors that perhaps the original Spider-Man Animated series in perhaps due for a revival.

Recently, it’s also been confirmed that the two shows in fact take place in the same universe. Even if the original show doesn’t get a revival, we can still be thankful to the showrunners for completing Peter’s arc.

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