A Look at “Unmasked” Wolverine in Disney’s “X-Men: Reboot”

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By Black Widow

Merchandise related to the Disney+ X-Men ’97 reboot has unveiled the first glimpse of Wolverine without his mask, generating excitement among fans.

This animated series draws inspiration from the beloved X-Men: The Animated Series while introducing fresh narrative elements.

Notably, returning characters and cast members, including Cal Dodd as Wolverine, promise a nostalgic treat for fans of the original show.

Merchandise Teases Unmasked Wolverine

The upcoming X-Men ’97 series receives a preview through merchandise, with a box featuring an unmasked Wolverine toy clad in his classic yellow-blue-black-and-red suit.

The toy includes three interchangeable heads, one unmasked and two masked with different eye-wing designs. The meticulously designed figure captures Wolverine’s rugged appearance and distinct hairstyle, reminiscent of comic aesthetics.

Nostalgia Meets Modern Animation

The unmasked Wolverine figure echoes the iconic look from X-Men: The Animated Series, fostering nostalgia for its fans.

The resemblance between the figure and a memorable moment from the ’90s show further emphasizes the visual continuity between the two.

This similarity is a testament to the reboot’s commitment to honoring the original series while incorporating fresh interpretations.

Original Series Influence and Reboot Direction

X-Men: The Animated Series remains influential, with its theme song even featured in the MCU. The X-Men ’97 reboot embraces the strengths of its predecessor, reassuring fans that it will uphold the essence of the original while infusing it with innovative narratives and character arcs.

Anticipation for Disney+ Premiere

Although a specific release date for X-Men ’97 is yet to be announced, the series is set to debut exclusively on Disney+.


The merging of classic elements with contemporary storytelling suggests a promising continuation that pays homage to the original series while offering novel experiences for both longtime fans and newcomers.