X-Men

Hidden Agenda - S5-E13

Character mistake: When Beast is showing Gambit and Rogue the news report about Cannonball, it is shown to be featured in a magazine called Philologist's Quarterly. When Beast leaves the room, he remarks "Ah, there's my 'Philologist's Quarterly'." as if he didn't already see it. (00:04:25)

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Out of the Past (1) - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: Wolverine first enters the sewers by ripping away a fence in the subway. When Jubilee and Gambit follow him, the fence is still intact. When they get closer it is torn again. Odd, really, because on the whole this show has few continuity errors, like self-mending clothes in other cartoons.

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Trivia: Following Disney's acquisition of Fox, the creators of this show pitched a revival to stream on Disney+. Producer Larry Houston has said he would come out of retirement specifically to work on this. The revival, tentatively titled "X-Men '97" was announced on Disney+ Day in November of 2021 for a 2023 premiere date, with much of the original cast returning.

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Question: Does anyone know why Gambit was featured less and less in episodes as the show went on? He was one of the most popular characters in not just X-Men, but all of Marvel Comics around the time this series first aired, so unless it had something to do with his voice actor's contract, it seems odd they wouldn't have utilized him more.

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Answer: Chris Potter, the original Gambit voice actor, did indeed quit the role in the 4th season. His last episode was The Phalanx Covenant Part 1 so it seems reasonable that Fox would limit the use of the character even though it was recast. It doesn't appear that Potter left the role due to animosity, he stated in an interview that he wished to play Gambit in the first live action X-Men film.

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