Disney XD has released a fleeting first teaser for “Marvel’s Spider-Man,” revealing a summer premiere for the new animated series. The promo arrives on the eve of the two-part finale for “Ultimate Spider-Man,” the show it will replace.
Announced in October at New York Comic Con, “Marvel’s Spider-Man” will capitalize on the July premiere of the live-action “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” and take Peter Parker back to his early dates, as a high school student by day and a superhero by night.
Although there’s been no confirmation by either Marvel Television or Disney XD, merchandise surfaced last week suggesting that Miles Morales and Spider-Gwen will have prominent roles in the series. Venom is also depicted.
Both Miles Morales and Spider-Woman (aka Spider-Gwen) appeared on “Ultimate Spider-Man,” which premiered in 2012 as part of Disney XD’s Marvel Universe programming block. The series initially centered on the wall-crawler (voiced by Drake Bell) just when year into his career, as S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Nick Fury (Chi McBride) offered him a chance to train alongside four other teenagers — Nova, White Tiger, Iron Fist and Power Man — to become a real superhero.
With the third season the series was retitled “Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors,” with Spider-Man assigned by Fury to form the New Warriors. The current fourth and final season, “Ultimate Spider-Man Vs. the Sinister 6,” opened with Doctor Octopus forming a new version of the Sinister Six, but also brought in Carnage and elements similar to “The Clone Saga.”
No casting announcements have been made for “Marvel’s Spider-Man.” Philip Pignotti (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”) is the supervising director, with Kevin Shinick (“Robot Chicken”) serving as story editor. Consulting producers are Dan Slott (“Spider-Man: Big Time,” “The Superior Spider-Man”), Kevin Burke and Chris “Doc” Wyatt (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,” “Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man”).
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