The Marvel Cinematic Universe fans always have something to look forward to, particularly in the last couple of years when we started getting more MCU content than ever. Since the franchise expanded through television series on Disney+, Marvel Studios made sure that we won’t be able to catch a break anytime soon. However, the studio started developing more animated content besides live-action series and spin-offs.
‘What If…?,’ which serves as the alternate canon to the MCU, was the first animated series developed as an alternate canon to the MCU. However, with Disney’s acquisition of Fox, Marvel Studios got the rights to X-Men characters back, and on Disney+ Day 2021, the studio officially announced ‘X-Men ’97,’ which won’t be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but will serve as the continuation to the original X-Men Animated Series, which originally ran from 1992 to 1997 on Fox Kids Network.
Goblin Queen gets her first look in ‘X-Men ’97’ thanks to Funko Pop.
‘X-Men ’97’ is set to be a revival and a sequel to the original animated series, which was largely popular back in the 90s when most superhero content was depicted through animation. The original series was extremely popular thanks to its intro, which is still ringing in our ears. The sequel series is expected to bring back original characters from the series but will also feature some new characters.
Some previous rumors and reports indicated that ‘X-Men ’97’ might introduce Madelyne Pryor, also known as Goblin Queen, a character that was only alluded to in the original series. Her appearance in the sequel series has now been practically confirmed through the first look at her Funko Pop, which was revealed on the official Funko Pop News account.
Madelyne Pryor was created by Chris Claremont and Paul Smith in the source material. She first appeared in ‘Uncanny X-Men’ #168 in 1983. She was originally depicted as the first wife of Scott Summers, aka Cyclops. She was a member of the X-Men supporting cast before Cyclops left her, and she discovered that she was a genetic clone of Jean Grey. Eventually, she was manipulated into becoming a supervillain and served as an off-and-on antagonist to X-Men. In 1989, she made her first appearance as the Goblin Queen.
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