Reports State That 5 Older Animated Shows Share Universe With ‘X-Men ’97,’ But It’s Far More Complicated than That

Reports State That 5 Older Animated Shows Share Universe With X Men 97 But Its Far More Complicated than That

The release of ‘X-Men ’97’ Episode 8 Started the three-part finale, and of course, advanced the overall story of the show, but it also included one notable cameo. After Captain America, Christopher Barnes’ Spider-Man showed up in the show, which prompted fans to conclude that ‘Spider-Man ’94’ is truly canon to the new ‘X-Men ’97.’

It was stated a while back that all Marvel Animated shows, despite not being canon to the MCU, are part of Marvel Animated Multiverse, and that definition is truly sensible and logical, since the older shows (and by extension new shows) contradict each other in quite a lot of ways.

Now following the release of episode 8, notable industry insider Daniel Richtman stated that ‘Spider-Man’, ‘Iron Man,’ ‘Silver Surfer,’ ‘Fantastic Four,’ and ‘The Incredible Hulk’ are all set within the same universe.

It’s unclear whether this information is something he heard via his sources or some conclusion that he came upon, but it’s not nearly as easy as that.

As I’ve already stated the older shows contradicted each other in many ways and according to Marvel’s official date are were not set in the same universe by default. Plenty of fans on social media pointed out that ‘Spider-Man,’ ‘X-Men,’ and ‘X-Men ’97’ are canonically set on Earth-92131, ‘Iron Man,’ ‘Fantastic Four,’ and ‘The Incredible Hulk’ are set on Earth-534834, and ‘Silver Surfer’ take place on Earth-634962.

This is per the Marvel Official Handbook. Earth-92131 is still “existing,’ Earth-534834 and Earth-634962 are also still existing. However it’s important to mention that merging all shows in one animated universe (not multiverse but universe) would be an easy retcon to make, with all the plot holes and contradictions put aside, but currently, this information is incorrect. It’s also possible that the studio is planning on making those retcon so they could possibly resurrect those older shows. Recent reports did state that they are looking into reviving shows like ‘Spider-Man,’ and that they are turning in the direction of producing more animated content.

It’s still unclear in which universe the upcoming animated shows such as ‘Eyes of Wakanda,’ ‘Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man,’ and ‘Marvel Zombies’ will be set.

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