In the last episode of Marvel's Spider-Man, which aired almost one full year ago, Doctor Otto Octavius had transferred his consciousness from The Living Brain, priming the series for its loose reimagining of the Superior Spider-Man story arc.
Fans won't have to wait much longer to find out what happens next. A first look at ""My Own Worst Enemy," the beginning of a five-part story arc, was released at Comic-Con International at San Diego, showcasing Otto Octavius in Spider-Man's body. The clip opens with Otto uncovering Spider-Man's secret identity and ends with the supervillain threatening to make New York bow to his genius.
In the comics, The Superior Spider-Man (written by Dan Slott, illustrated by Ryan Stegman, Humberto Ramos and Giuseppe Camuncoli) began after Doctor Octopus swapped minds with Peter Parker and defeated his nemesis using his new powers. The story lasted a little more than a year before Parker's consciousness returned and Otto surrendered Spider-Man's body, finally accepting that -- though he tried -- he could never be the hero that Peter Parker was.
Season 3 of the animated series was also announced. Called Marvel’s Spider-Man: Maximum Venom, the season premieres next spring on Disney XD.
The series stars Robbie Daymond as Spider-Man, Scott Menville as Doctor Octopus, Nadji Jeter as Miles Morales, Melanie Minichino as Anya Corazon, Laura Bailey as Gwen Stacy, Max Mittelman as Harry Osborn, Fred Tatasciore as Max Modell, Nancy Linari as Aunt May, Patton Oswalt as Uncle Ben, Alastair Duncan as Vulture and Bob Joles as J. Jonah Jameson.