‘What If…?’ Writer Matthew Chauncey Takes Over ‘X-Men ’97’ For Season 3

Disney+ has tapped Matthew Chauncey, known for his work on Marvel’s What If…?, to write Season 3 of the animated series X-Men ’97. Chauncey replaces Beau DeMayo, who left Marvel earlier this year after completing work on the first two seasons of X-Men ’97.

Chauncey will collaborate with series director Jake Castorena, who has been with the revival since its inception. The series also benefits from the continued involvement of Larry Houston and Eric and Julia Lewald, key figures from the original X-Men: The Animated Series, who are on board as consulting producers.

Season 2 of X-Men ’97, currently in production with revised scripts, is eagerly anticipated by fans. The series revives the beloved 1990s era, featuring the X-Men as they navigate a world that fears and hates them while confronting unexpected new challenges.

Since its launch, X-Men ’97 has garnered critical acclaim and impressive viewership, with 4 million views across its first two episodes within five days of release on Disney+. The season finale of Season 1 also drew 3.5 million views in its first five days, making it the most-viewed full-length animation series finale on Disney+ since the first season of What If…?.

Matthew Chauncey brings a wealth of experience from his tenure on What If…? and the live-action series Ms. Marvel. Fans can look forward to more mutant adventures and surprises as Chauncey brings his unique touch to the X-Men universe.