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‘X-Men ’97’ Creator Fired One Week Before Hollywood Premiere

Many are scratching their heads around why the “X-Men ’97′” creator was fired one week before the Hollywood premiere.

Many are scratching their heads around why the “X-Men ’97′” creator was fired one week before the Hollywood premiere.

The 41-year-old Florida native has since deleted his Instagram account where he had been previewing artwork and answering fan questions about the animated series. There’s no word on why he was fired so close to the premiere.

DeMayo was already scheduling press around the show and making plans to attend the Hollywood premiere on March 13. He was even in talks about plans for Season 3.

However, insiders say he was fired early last week with his company email being deactivated and cast and crew being told he was no longer on the project.

The original series ended with Professor Charles Xavier who is believed to be dead after his arch nemesis Magneto assumed control of his last will and testament. Wolverine, Cyclops, Jean Grey, Storm, Jubilee, Beast, Gambit, Morph, Bishop and more have to battle new enemies in a world that fears them.

While it’s normal for writers to get replaced and shuffled around, firing one so close to a major Hollywood premiere is very unusual. Many Marvel premieres see a variety of screenwriters walk the red carpet even when their material is rewritten by other writers who are also on the carpet.

DeMayo has other writing credits with Marvel and Disney+ including “Moon Knight,” starring Oscar Isaac, and the upcoming “Blade” film starring Mahershala Ali. His other credits include “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds,” Netflix’s live-action “The Witcher” and “The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf” animated film, along with the animated series “League of Legends” and shorts, “Absolution” and “Before Dawn.”

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