Disney’s New X-Men Cartoon to Feature ‘Non-Binary’ Character

Disney’s new X-Men cartoon will reportedly feature a non-binary character in the upcoming season.

According to Bounding Into Comics, “showrunner Beau DeMayo has revealed that unlike the original series, the upcoming revival will portray the mutant shapeshifter Morph as a nonbinary individual.”

The report explained that during a 2023 Marvel livestream event regarding the series, DeMayo admitted one of his goals with X-Men ’97 was “to just get this right and really drill down to what I think the X-Men’s always going to be about which is just, you know, we talk a lot about the dream is social acceptance and it’s social justice.”

“I think that can sometimes make certain people feel alienated and for me it’s always going to come down to, I think, the X-Men and what we’re going to be trying to do with this series is talking about the power of empathy, and how it can kind of heal these wounds that turn people against each other,” he explained. “That things like racism and bigotry don’t ‘just exist’ – there’s a reason behind it that empathy can kind of help us connect and build those bridges where we can actually say, ‘Hey, we are all different, but we have these little things that can still connect us.’”

The character is also being promoted as having an “interesting buddy relationship with Wolverine.”