For a generation of fans, the 90s Marvel cartoons indoctrinated them as the comic book readers of today. And the ‘X-Men’ cartoon, which aired on Fox Kids on Saturday mornings was one of the biggest draws. The show presented the dark storylines from the comics (e.g. the Dark Phoenix Saga) in day-glow, kid-friendly animation. In a lot of ways, the comic book movie boom of today owes a lot to this series. Surely the highly rated cartoon helped pave the way for 2000’s ‘X-Men’ live action movie, which was only the second modern day comic book movie. Without that film, the modern Marvel Cinematic Universe might not even exist.
Unfortunately, the ‘X-Men’ movies hit a rough patch. Fans recoiled from the abysmal ‘X-Men 3: The Last Stand’ and weren’t too keen on ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine‘ which was hoped to kick off a line of solo mutant movies. In the meantime, Marvel Studios presented a cohesive universe of vibrant comic book movies, spurring 20th Century Fox to revisit the X-Men franchise and embrace the colorful comic book roots.
Well, one fan took that a step further. He (?) took the audio from the newly released ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ trailer and recut the 90s ‘X-Men’ cartoon to fit it.
You can watch below:
Wow, animation has come a long way! But fans of the original show should have a leg up when it comes to the movie since the Apocalypse saga was presented in animated form… which is presented in part in the video, crudely animated Archangel, mohawk Storm and all.
Would you prefer a 90s-style animated ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’?
The real ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ is directed by Bryan Singer and stars McAvoy, Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Rose Byrne (Moira McTaggert), Lucas Till (Havok), Evan Peters (Quicksilver), Oscar Isaac (Apocalypse), Olivia Munn (Psylocke), Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler), Lana Condor (Jubilee), Ben Hardy (Angel), Monique Ganderton (Death), Rochelle Okoye (Plague) and Tómas Lemarquis (Caliban).
The film opens on May 27, 2016.