In a refreshing twist it seems that Beau DeMayo, the head writer on the upcoming ‘X-Men '97' show, insisted that the writers working on the show understood and respected the source material. Disney and Hollywood have run into a lot of issues with fans frustrated by changes to legacy franchises in the last few years. The usual excuse given for extreme changes is the now tiresome “it's for a modern audience” line. What usually happens is the changes push the core audience away and the project loses fans and money. We often hear that the teams working on the project aren't fans of the IP in the first place, or they dislike the IP and want to change it into their own story. This trend doesn't seem to be lost on DeMayo. Recently he posted some comments about it via his Instagram Stories and The Direct posted what he had said. It seems that DeMayo started on the project two years ago and when he was given the position as head writer he wanted the other writers to be fans of the original material so they had respect for the work before they were “allowed to add to it's legacy.” He cited the work he had done on the Netflix “Witcher” series for his reasoning. Apparently many writers “actively disliked the books and games” and “mocked the source material.” Q: “Can you discuss how the production team came about, like how they were recruited for X-Men '97 ?” A: […]
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