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X-Men '97 Creator Beau DeMayo Fired Just Before Debut

DeMayo, who also worked on Blade, Moon Knight, and The Witcher, had his company email deactivated and his Instagram deleted.


Just ahead of the debut of the Disney+ Marvel TV series X-Men '97, Disney has fired writer-producer Beau DeMayo, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

DeMayo also wrote for Moon Knight and contributed to early drafts of the upcoming Blade movie. But The Hollywood Reporter said as of last week, Marvel and DeMayo ended their relationship. The report said DeMayo's company email was deactivated and his Instagram account was deleted.

Crew working on the show were told he was gone, but no explanation for his exit has been confirmed as of yet. Marvel did not comment when approached by THR.

GameSpot has confirmed that Marvel and DeMayo have parted ways, and that DeMayo had completed work on the first two seasons of X-Men '97.

As THR notes, studios and writers end their working relationships regularly. But what's different here is how DeMayo is no longer attending the upcoming premiere of X-Men '97 or booking press to promote it, THR said.

DeMayo was very active on his Instagram page when it was live, responding to fans' questions about X-Men. His OnlyFans account appears to have been deleted as well.

X-Men '97 is a continuation of X-Men: The Animated Series, which aired in the '90s. The new series debuts March 22 on Disney+. Beyond his Marvel credits, DeMayo wrote for Netflix's The Witcher and for multiple League of Legends shorts.

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