This X-Men Web Series Is The Spiritual Successor to the 90s Animated Series

Tuesday, 05 January 2016 - 8:03PM
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Tuesday, 05 January 2016 - 8:03PM
This X-Men Web Series Is The Spiritual Successor to the 90s Animated Series
While we like Fox's X-Men movies, for the most part, the films have thus far failed to capture that special magic that was present in the '90s X-Men animated series. But now one Canadian animator is producing a new web series that looks to be the spiritual successor to that lauded cartoon - if he can avoid the copyright lawyers at Marvel and Fox, that is.

Joel Furtado's new series, which he hopes to premiere on YouTube on January 19, is called X-Men: Danger Room Protocols. The series consists of 18 episodes, with each one featuring Professor X pitting a team of two X-Men against a simulation of a classic villain (like Mr. Sinister, Sauron, and Magneto) in the team's training facility, the Danger Room. The series features a version of the '90s theme song, as well as the Jim Lee character designs used in that series. For the team's lineup, Furtado mostly uses the team from the '90s but adds Iceman, Nightcrawler, Colossus, and Psylocke to the mix, while wisely leaving out Jubilee (and unfortunately omitting Beast).

The animation style is decidedly retro but still modern, and looks great. You can watch the trailer below, and hopefully the series later this month.

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