Jim Harvey, who is one of the principal admins over at both Marvel Animation Age
and World's Finest Online.com
(a ToonZone.net-hosted site) has found out from his industry sources that Warner Home Video will be bringing X-Men: Evolution
back to DVD - at long last! - later in 2006. After taking off all of last year with no discs whatsoever, Jim has found out that the 3rd season will come out on DVD, probably as an entire season set, just in time to tie-in with the planned May 26th theater debut of the new X-Men 3
film starring Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen.
As we mentioned in our blog
, Disney/Buena Vista seems to have no plans on the occasion of that film to release anything connected with their 1992 animated X-Men
property, so it is possible that Warner will have the tie-in market to themselves when the new movie hits.
The little birds told Jim that Producer/Director/Writer Boyd Kirkland and other X-Men: Evolution
staffers like Writer Craig Kyle and Director/Character Designer Steven E. Gordon are slated to participate in the extras. Those should join the 13 episodes from the 3rd season. There's no word yet on whether Warner would go back and re-release the first two seasons in season sets, but the studio is being quiet about confirming this info in any case. Stay tuned, though, and we'll bring you updates as soon as developments occur. Our thanks to Jim for sharing the news!