Obviously X-Men ’97 is a continuation of X-Men: The Animated Series from the 1990s, which existed more than a decade before the actual start of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2008’s Iron Man. It clearly takes place in its own animated X-Men universe.

But the longer this season of X-Men ’97 goes on, the more it seems like this show is getting closer and closer to connecting to the main MCU. In our latest ScreenCrush video, we discuss how this show could fit into the bigger MCU, and how it could play a key role in bringing the X-Men into Marvel’s Multiverse Saga. Plus: Does the post-credits scene of The Marvels take place in the X-Men ’97 universe? We discuss all that and more in the video below:

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If you liked that video on how X-Men ’97 might fit into the main Marvel Cinematic Universe, check out more of our videos below, including one on all of the Easter eggs in X-Men ’97 Episode 6, one on Eternals and why the material would have worked so much better as a television series on Disney+ instead of as a feature film, and one comparing Thor: Ragnarok and Love and Thunder and figuring out why one worked and one didn’t. Plus, there’s tons more videos over at ScreenCrush’s YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe to catch all our future episodes. New episodes of X-Men ’97 premiere on Wednesdays on Disney+.

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